Submission to the Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws
6 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2020 Last revised: 30 Apr 2020
Date Written: December 9, 2019
In this policy submission to Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws, researchers of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation discuss the effectiveness of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 Act; interaction between the Act and other state and Commonwealth legislation; the role of the state in relation to anti-vilification laws and the importance of retaining and expanding the scope of such laws; and the legal issues that may affect law enforcement approaches to detecting and prosecuting online offending.
Keywords: vilification, anti-vilification, vilification online, hate speech online, free speech, freedom of expression, discrimination, law enforcement, racial justice, gender justice, LGBTI, Victoria
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