Tag: Racial Vilification Law

Australia Goes After White Supremacists

Patrick Barkham | The Guardian (UK) | April 17, 2001


Two Australian states are to introduce laws to try to stop racist threats. There is growing evidence that white supremacist groups are renewing hate campaigns against aborigines in some provincial towns.

Under legislation drafted by Labour governments in Queensland and Victoria, individuals who publicly incite racial or religious hatred could face up to six months’ jail, while companies could be fined up to $A30,000 (£11,000).

“It is a clear statement – both to the small minority of violent racists, and to overseas observers concerned about recent racism in Australia …

Hate Laws Take On Extremists

Sunday Mail/Courier Mail | March 4, 2001

Anti-hate laws will be rushed into parliament by the State Government to counter an outbreak of white extremism.

Last night Premier Peter Beattie confirmed that Cabinet would give the go-ahead tomorrow for anti-vilification legislation.

Anyone who incited racial or religious hatred or violence would be charged with a crime, carrying a $5000 fine or up to six months in jail.

Aborigines have been targetted in Rockhampton, where property has been covered with stickers urging residents to “awake” and “save the white race”.

Further north in Mackay, the Anti-Discrimination Commission has recieved complaints from …