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Contents (1977 - 48)
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 19 November 2017 at 11:58)
Part 4F Section 49ZXB
49ZXB   HIV/AIDS vilification unlawful
(1)  It is unlawful for a person, by a public act, to incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of a person or group of persons on the ground that the person is or members of the group are HIV/AIDS infected or thought to be HIV/AIDS infected (whether or not actually HIV/AIDS infected).
(2)  Nothing in this section renders unlawful:
(a)  a fair report of a public act referred to in subsection (1), or
(b)  a communication or the distribution or dissemination of any matter on an occasion that would be subject to a defence of absolute privilege (whether under the Defamation Act 2005 or otherwise) in proceedings for defamation, or
(c)  a public act, done reasonably and in good faith, for academic, artistic, scientific, research or religious discussion or instruction purposes or for other purposes in the public interest, including discussion or debate about and expositions of any act or matter.