“On the 21st March 2017, International Harmony Day the Coalition party room in Canberra has backed substantial changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. They agreed to retain the offence of “intimidate” on the basis of race, but replace the words “insult”, “offend” and “humiliate” with “harass”.
This is a very sad day indeed that we as a truly successful multicultural community are considering changes to the Racial Discrimination Act which currently effectively protects against hate speech. On behalf of all our Communities the Multicultural Communities Council of SA hopes that sense will prevail when it is put to the vote and that it will not be passed by Government.”
Miriam Cocking, Chairperson