Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, has expressed alarm at Australia's growing tolerance for "demonising" Muslims and hate speech directed at minorities.

Triggs said the controversy over an Anzac Day Facebook post by the writer and television presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied – "a hijab-wearing Muslim woman" – was an example of a "growing tolerance for demonising Muslims generally".

Abdel-Magied posted "LEST.WE.FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine ... )" on her Facebook page on 25 April, before deleting it.

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