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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT 1991 - SECT 131A
Offence of serious racial, religious, sexuality or gender identity vilification
131A Offence of serious racial, religious, sexuality or gender identity
(1) A person must not, by a public act, knowingly or recklessly 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 in a way that includes—
physical harm towards, or towards any property of, the person or group of
(b) inciting others to threaten physical harm towards, or towards
any property of, the person or group of persons.
(a) for an individual—70 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment;
(b) for a corporation—350 penalty units.
(2) A Crown Law Officer’s
written consent must be obtained before a proceeding is started by complaint
under the Justices Act 1886 in relation to an offence under subsection (1) .
(3) An offence under subsection (1) is not an offence for section 155 (2) or
(4) In this section—
"Crown Law Officer" means the Attorney-General or Director of Public
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