The government’s exposure draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 is major threat to freedom of speech and thought. Here’s the IPA’s submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into this deeply dangerous piece of legislation.
As we argue, “In a very real sense, these laws are not anti-discrimination laws. They are laws designed to give the government authority over our lives in completely new and unjustifiable arenas. This is an excessive and indefensible increase in state power.”
We’ve also produced a one-page fact sheet into this radical piece of legislation, available here.