Submission: Racial vilification and the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Law Centre made a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights stating there is no case for changing important racial vilification protections in the Racial Discrimination Act.

The Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Legal Advocacy, Adrianne Walters said, “The push to weaken the laws by some has run aground. It’s hard to imagine what those pushing for change want people to be able to say that they currently can’t. Any move to weaken the law itself would have sent a green light to racism. We need to move on and focus on the fight against racism.”

Download the submission here [PDF]

Read the media release accompanying the submission here