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Racial Vilification/Hatred/Violence

The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Learn about the experiences of a lifetime observer of race discrimination in this thought-provoking speech by Thomas Keneally AO.

The AHRC and the Racial Discrimination Act: setting the record straight

Federal racial hatred legislation and the complaints-handling processes of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are currently the subjects of an inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. The Committee’s ‘Freedom of speech in Australia’ inquiry, due to report by 28 February 2017, is giving particular attention to sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act.

At a glance: Racial vilification under sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

Law - page of dictionary

What does the law say?

Prohibition of advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred

Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Back to rights and freedoms: right by right

Article 20

Article 20 of the ICCPR  states: