Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Plan to Make It More Difficult for Australians to Criticise Islam and Other Religious Groups If Turnbull Waters Down Race Speech Laws

DAILY MAIL: Victoria's Multicultural Affairs Minister flags tougher religious vilification laws / Robin Scott said he'd make push if Turnbull watered down 18C part of race laws / Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to scrap words 'offend' and 'insult' / Muslim psychologist Hanan Dover described the federal government as 's****'

Victoria is threatening to make it harder to criticise Islam if the Turnbull government waters down race speech laws.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has flagged his intention to scrap the words ‘offend’, ‘insult’ and 'humiliate' from section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and replace them with the term 'harass'.

In Victoria, it’s already an offence to publish material on the internet or on fliers that might encourage other people to 'hate' or 'ridicule' a particular religious group. Read on and comment » | Stephen Johnson for Daily Mail Australia | Tuesday, March 21, 2017