Senate debates

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

2:16 pm

Photo of Lisa SinghLisa Singh (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney General) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I refer to the Attorney-General's proposed get-out clause for his new racial vilification and intimidation provisions. Is Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs correct when he says:

The new exemption makes clear the fundamental importance of free discussion on any matter of public interest, no matter how extreme that discussion is.


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