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Election Survey - Tasmania 2014 - Q6

Q6 - Anti-discrimination laws

Laws that prohibit vilification on the grounds of religious belief or sexuality are an unwarranted interference with free speech and religious liberty. Those who point out the health risks of homosexual behaviour or who question claims and practices of a particular religion, such as Islam, should not be penalised. Sedition laws already adequately protect Australians, by prohibiting incitement to use force or violence against others that would threaten peace, order and good government.

Would you vote to reform anti-discrimination laws that could penalise frank debate of religious belief or sexuality? 

Party Reply Score
Liberal Party                                                                                                    

We have no plans to make any further amendments to Anti-Discrimination legislation beyond those related to faith-based schools which we have already committed to introducing..
Australian Labor Party                                                                                            

Labor believes in the importance of a pluralist and multicultural society and will continue to strengthen and reinforce processes which assist in the elimination of discrimination and inequity. Labor believes that vilification of any group within society on the basis of religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or similar grounds is unacceptable.

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000


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