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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT 1991 - SECT 124A

Vilification on grounds of race, religion, sexuality or gender identity unlawful

124A Vilification on grounds of race, religion, sexuality or gender identity unlawful

(1) A person must not, by a public act, incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person or group of persons on the ground of the race, religion, sexuality or gender identity of the person or members of the group.
(2) Subsection (1) does not make unlawful—
(a) the publication of a fair report of a public act mentioned in subsection (1) ; or
(b) the publication of material in circumstances in which the publication would be subject to a defence of absolute privilege in proceedings for defamation; or
(c) a public act, done reasonably and in good faith, for academic, artistic, scientific or research purposes or for other purposes in the public interest, including public discussion or debate about, and expositions of, any act or matter.



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