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To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

 

The petition of the undersigned shows:

 

We support freedom of speech, expression and opinion in public debate and are concerned by the provisions of 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to allow the prosecution of individuals for voicing an opinion that may insult or offend. 

 

Your petitioners ask that the Parliament:

 

call on the Federal Government to remove the terms "offend" and "insult" from section 18C(1)(a) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. 

 

 

This petition was tabled in the Senate on Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

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