Senator George Brandis
Australian Parliament House
I am a supporter of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The Federal Government needs to rethink its plan to repeal that Act because it is important that we act against racial discrimination and vilification in all areas and that we support legislative arrangements to give weight to that in the courts.
Australia needs the anti-hate speech provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act to protect vulnerable people and uphold Australian values of tolerance and multiculturalism.
Please don’t strip away protections against racially-motivated hate speech.