Submission to the Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws

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Lyria Bennett Moses

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Siddharth Narrain

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Monika Zalnieriute

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 9, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bennett Moses, Lyria and Narrain, Siddharth and Zalnieriute, Monika, Submission to the Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws (December 9, 2019). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 20-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3531349 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3531349

Lyria Bennett Moses (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Siddharth Narrain

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Monika Zalnieriute

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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