Category: State Governments
New ‘thoughtcrime’ laws for Australia
New laws may counter racist attacks
Michael Harvey: Herald Sun | June 19, 2009
VICIOUS attacks against Indian students have prompted the Rudd Government to consider a legal crackdown on hate-mongers.
Investigations have started into creating a specific offence of inciting violence against an individual on the basis of race.
While state assault laws already deal with thugs who personally commit attacks, the potential federal changes would focus, for example, on those responsible for sending SMS messages that urge acts of violence on individuals.
Existing sedition provisions of counter-terrorism laws cover incitement on the basis of race, religion or …
Australia to Protect Indian Students from Evil Racists – ROTFLMWAO!
We will protect Indian students: Smith
The Advertiser | May 31, 2009
FOREIGN Minister Stephen Smith says Australia is doing all it can to prevent more attacks on Indian students.
They include two stabbings in Melbourne last week that have left one man fighting for his life in hospital.
Indian authorities believe there’s a racial element at work.
Mr Smith told Network Ten the government is working with the Indian community in Australia and India as well as state authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and to ensure a safe environment for all international students.
Prime Minister Kevin …
Hospital removes crosses from chapel
News Limited | April 08, 2009
CRUCIFIXES, Bibles and all other Christian symbols have been banned from a hospital’s chapel when it is not being used for a church service.
The Mosman Daily has learnt that Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney has bes been ordered to remove Christian content by New South Wales bureaucrats to avoid offending Muslims, Hindus or other non-Christian believers who may want to pray in the chapel.
Hospital staff say that while the chapel was built for Christians, they now want the chapel to be completely non-denominational.
An inspection of the chapel last …
Victorian Government Plans to Discriminate Against White Males
Discrimination against white males will soon be encouraged
Susie O’Brien: Herald Sun | December 09, 2008
DISCRIMINATION against dominant white males will soon be encouraged in a bid to boost the status of women, the disabled and cultural and religious minorities.
Such positive discrimination — treating people differently in order to obtain equality for marginalised groups – is set to be legalised under planned changes to the Equal Opportunity Act foreshadowed last week by state Attorney-General Rob Hulls.
The laws are also expected to protect the rights of people with criminal records to get a job, as long as their …