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Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 23 September 2017 at 19:08)
Part 2 Division 3A Section 20D
20D   Offence of serious racial vilification
(1)  A person shall not, by a public act, incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person or group of persons on the ground of the race of the person or members of the group by means which include:
(a)  threatening physical harm towards, or towards any property of, the person or group of persons, or
(b)  inciting others to threaten physical harm towards, or towards any property of, the person or group of persons.
Maximum penalty:
In the case of an individual—50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
In the case of a corporation—100 penalty units.
(2)  A person shall not be prosecuted for an offence under this section unless the Attorney General has consented to the prosecution.