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A court in Australia has [judged / juggled] that the use of the word "Kiwi" to describe a person from New Zealand is not [discriminated / discriminatory] . New Zealander Julie Savage [flied / filed] a complaint against an Australian bakery where she was nicknamed "Kiwi" by her [collages / colleagues] . She asserted that the term "Kiwi" was a form of [racial / racially] discrimination and was insulting and [disrespectful / disrespected] . However, the employment tribunal decided [otherwise / unwisely] and dismissed her complaint. The bakery owner argued that the term "Kiwi" was one that most New Zealanders were [proudly / proud] of. He said the New Zealand government openly [endorphins / endorses] the term and that it was used as "a term of endearment and as a [moans / means] of identifying as a New Zealander".

The tribunal judge [ridiculed / ruled] that calling a New Zealander a Kiwi was not [offensive / offense] . She said: "'Kiwi' is not an [insist / insult] ." In her findings, the judge observed that Ms Savage, "did not [allege / allegory] that she suffered unfavourable treatment in respect [at / of] the terms of her employment, lack of progression or segregation". Australia's Commissioner for Equal Opportunity acted [on / in] Ms Savage's behalf. She determined that: "If someone takes [particularly / particular] offence at that nickname and doesn't like it and says they don't like it and asked not to be called that anymore, [then / than] in a respectful workplace, that's what you'd do, you wouldn't call them that anymore." The bakery owner said he [employers / employs] "every nationality [known / knowing] to man" and is not a racist.

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