No new laws, says Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson

May 13, 2014 by  
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As an independent statutory officer, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will use a wide-ranging speech to the Sydney Institute to articulate his agenda, declaring: “I do not want to introduce a new human rights law during my term of office. Instead, I want to strengthen the non-legislative defence of human rights.” Read more

Community leaders reject mooted changes to race hate laws

March 18, 2014 by  
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Representatives of the Indigenous, Greek, Jewish, Chinese, Arab, Armenian and Korean communities have expressed their “vehement opposition” to changes that have been mooted to sections of the Racial Discrimination Act which prohibit public conduct that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” a person or groups because of their skin colour or national or ethnic origin. Read more