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Racial Discrimination Law Amendment (Free Speech) Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
LEYONHJELM, Sen David; BURSTON, Sen Brian; CULLETON, Sen Rodney; DAY, Sen Bob; HANSON, Sen Pauline; HINCH, Sen Derryn; ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

Summary

Amends the: Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to repeal Part IIA which prohibits offensive behaviour based on racial hatred; and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 and Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/09/16  
Second reading moved 15/09/16  
Second reading debate 24/11/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes