Verdict in “stupid, fat Australian” case overturned on appeal

The woman at the centre of the “stupid, fat Australian” case has won an appeal against her 2012 conviction after a north-west England court determined that it would not be in the public interest to uphold the court’s original verdict.

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Appeal planned in “stupid fat Australian” case

A British woman found guilty of racially aggravated public disorder after calling her New Zealand neighbour a “stupid, fat Australian” plans to appeal her fine.

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The trans-Tasman rivalry: Friendly banter or all-out war?

The moral of the story is clear: New Zealanders do not have to like being called Australian, but that does not make anyone who calls you one a racist.

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NZ defends “stupid fat Australian” racism court ruling

New Zealanders express support for the UK court ruling that found a woman, Petra Mills, guilty of racially aggravated public disorder after calling her NZ-born neighbour a “stupid fat Australian”.

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Is being called ‘Australian’ a racist slur? One UK court says yes

A recent case in a UK magistrates court held calling someone a “stupid fat Australian” constituted racial abuse. PAUL BLEAKLEY argues that calling someone ‘Australian’ shouldn’t be considered a racial slur.

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