Criminal Vilification

24 July 2018

Criminal Vilification

Monday 23 July 2018

Everyone has the right to live their life with dignity and peace, free from harassment and vilification. NSW has had anti-vilification laws since 1989 and in 1993 Clover Moore’s private member’s bill made homosexuality a ground for the offence and introduced serious vilification as a new offence. In Parliament I supported new laws that move serious vilification offences to the Crimes Act to increase the likelihood of a prosecution. This gives NSW Police powers to investigate and transfers cases from the Anti-Discrimination Board to courts.

More needs to be done to prevent abuse, harassment and discrimination of particular groups of people and I again called for a full review of anti-discrimination laws to achieve greater inclusivity. My speech: HERE.

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