What are vilification laws?

What are vilification laws?

In the ACT it is against the law to incite hatred toward, revulsion of, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of a person (or group of people) on the ground of any of the following, other than in private: Disability.

What does racially vilify mean?

Vilification is behaviour that ‘incites or encourages hatred, serious contempt, revulsion or severe ridicule’ for a person or group of people because of their race and/or religion.

What is public vilification?

Vilification is a public act that could incite hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule towards a person or group. Vilification of certain characteristics is against the law. These characteristics include: race.

What is an example of vilification?

Examples of racial vilification may be: somebody shouting racial abuse at a passenger in a bus; displaying racially offensive posters in public; wearing a T-shirt with racially offensive words.

What is the difference between discrimination and vilification?

Unlike discrimination that is only unlawful if it happens in a specified area of activity, vilification is unlawful wherever it happens in Queensland, if it is a public act.

What does the Racial Discrimination Act do?

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 promotes equality before the law for all people regardless of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. It is unlawful to discrimination against people on the basis of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.

What does the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 cover?

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her race, colour, descent, national origin or ethnic origin, or immigrant status.

What are three 3 protected attributes of discrimination?

The protected attributes under the Fair Work Act are:

  • race.
  • colour.
  • sex.
  • sexual orientation.
  • age.
  • physical or mental disability.
  • marital status.
  • family or carer’s responsibilities.

What is another word for vilification?

Some common synonyms of vilify are asperse, calumniate, defame, malign, slander, and traduce.

What is vilification Australia?

a criminal offence for inciting hatred, contempt or severe ridicule towards. a person or group on the grounds of race by threatening physical harm. (towards people or their property) or inciting others to threaten such. harm. [ 28] Prosecution of the offence of serious vilification.