Changes announced for the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act

by Esther Lozano - Thursday, 7 June 2018

The attorney general, Mark Speakman announced new penalties for public threats or incitements to violence made on the basis of race, religion or sexuality. 

This decision follows lobbying from an alliance of 31 ethnic community groups in the state.
Those who breach the proposed laws would face up to three years’ imprisonment and an $11,000 fine, replacing the current six-month prison term provided for in the Anti-Discrimination Act.