Despite being the only person so far on this page who lives in Australia, and somewhat plugged into politics, I had not heard about this ban. I found references to it only on very right wing web sites or publications, mostly from overseas. Given there has been no ripple here, it sounds pretty much like either a beat-up of some aspect of treating people with ordinary respect, or a right wing bubble reaction to some left wing bubble, and not an active issue of the mainstream or centre.
I think we can move along safely without discussing politics.
All points well taken
Sarcasm and 'name calling' are two totally different things neither of which could ever be called 'an act of violence'. To think so leads to a weaker society that will eventually melt and drown under all the snowflakes melting down due to a lack of fortitude. Perhaps it will be for the best. Persons of stronger character will then be free to build a stronger, more robust, society with fine fountain pens.
This deserves a proper response, but praxim would go ballistic. Anyway, if I am ever in london I would be glad to discuss further over a pint. Cheers!