Anti-Racial Vilification laws for the NT?
CLANT has supported the opposition to proposals (now apparently abandoned) to radically restrict the protection afforded to victims of racial vilification under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). In the context of this debate, on 27 August 2014 a private members Bill was introduced in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act 1993 (NT) by inserting provisions similar to the existing Commonwealth anti-racial vilification measures.
The Bill is set to be debated in October 2014, and we will note the position taken by Members on this significant and sensitive issue with interest.
Read the Bill and second reading speech here.