Text of bill | Explanatory memoranda | Second reading speeches | Proposed amendments | Schedules of amendments | Bills Digest

Bills of previous Parliaments

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
BERNARDI, Sen Cory; ABETZ, Sen Eric; BACK, Sen Chris; BURSTON, Sen Brian; BUSHBY, Sen David; CULLETON, Sen Rodney; DAY, Sen Bob; DUNIAM, Sen Jonathon; FAWCETT, Sen David; HANSON, Sen Pauline; HINCH, Sen Derryn; LEYONHJELM, Sen David; MACDONALD, Sen Ian; MCKENZIE, Sen Bridget; O'SULLIVAN, Sen Barry; PATERSON, Sen James; REYNOLDS, Sen Linda; ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm; SMITH, Sen Dean; WILLIAMS, Sen John

Summary

Amends the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to amend section 18C (which makes unlawful certain offensive acts that are done because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin) to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31/08/16  
Second reading moved 31/08/16  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

MS-Word PDF HTML

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (08/11/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Freedom in Speech in Australia: Inquiry report
  • Referred to Committee (23/03/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (09/05/2017)