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Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 14:03)
Part 3A Division 5 Section 38T
38T   Offence of serious transgender vilification
(1)  A person must not, by a public act, incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person on the ground that the person is a transgender person, or a group of persons on the ground that the members of the group are transgender persons, 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—10 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
In the case of a corporation—100 penalty units.
(2)  A person is not to be prosecuted for an offence under this section unless the Attorney General has consented to the prosecution.