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Name: Racial Hatred Act 1995 (No. 101 of 1995).
Country: Australia
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1995-09-15
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 5 p.
ISN: AUS-1995-L-42796
Bibliography: Printed separately, 5 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Abstract/Citation: Adds a new Part IIA to the Racial Discrimination Act. Renders unlawful acts done, otherwise than in private, which are reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate a person or group of people, if this act is done because of the race, colour or national origin of the other person of group of people. Defines concept of "public space" and exempts statements made in the context of an artistic performance, reporting, or an academic work. Section 18E provides for vicarious liability if racist statements are made by an agent or employee of another person.
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