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So far no good: the regulatory failure of criminal racial vilification laws in Australia

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posted on 2006-09-01, 00:00 authored by Dan MeagherDan Meagher
This article considers the efficacy of the two main legislative models in Australia which make racial vilification a crime. To this end, it considers whether the laws are compatible with the protection and promotion of freedom of speech; whether they sit comfortably within the existing criminal law frameworks; and whether the text of the offences is sufficiently clear and precise. It considers that the current models are fundamentally flawed and ought to be repealed, arguing, instead, for a particular kind of penalty enhancement statute.

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Journal

Public law review

Volume

17

Issue

3

Pagination

209 - 232

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

Location

North Ryde, N.S.W.

ISSN

1034-3024

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Lawbook Co.

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