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Racial and Religious Hatred Bill 2003

2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill 2003

 

 

(Mr McClelland)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act amend the Crimes Act 1914 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1  Short title....................................................................................................... 1

2  Commencement............................................................................................. 1

3  Schedule......................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Crimes Act 1914                                    3

PART IVA - OFFENCES BASED ON RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HATRED                   3

57  Reason for doing an act............................................................................... 3

58  Prohibition of threats to cause physical harm because of race, colour, religion or national or ethnic origin                         3

59  Prohibition of threats to property because of race, colour, religion or national or ethnic origin                 3

60  Prohibition of incitement of racial hatred because of race, colour, religion or national or ethnic origin       4

61  State and Territory laws not affected.......................................................... 4

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914 , and for related purposes

 

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2003.

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

 

3  Schedule

                   The Crimes Act 1914  is amended as set out in Schedule 1.