ANTaR responds to the Attorney General's Freedom of Speech Exposure Draft
ANTaR has submitted its response to the "Freedom of Speech (repeal of s.18C) Bill 2014" Exposure Draft realeased by Attorney General George Brandis on March 25 2014.
The Exposure Draft proposes to alter the Racial Discrimination Act (1975) by removing the prohibitions on hate speech contained in section 18C.
In our submission, ANTaR voices our strong opposition to these suggested changes on the basis that they will allow offensive, insulting and humiliating behaviour based on race and have the potential to lead to a less tolerant and less cohesive society.
We recommend that the Government does not proceed with introducing the exposure draft into parliament.
You can read ANTaR's full submission here.