Submission on Serious Racial Vilification
Freedom 4 Faith (F4F) is an organisation that was formed to educate the Christian church and wider public on issues relating to freedom of religion in Australia. F4F’s leadership team includes senior Christian leaders from the Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Seventh-day Adventist traditions, as well as legal experts.
It scarcely need be said that no Church or Christian organisation could ever condone or defend racial vilification. The reason for this brief submission is to draw attention to the lack of clarity in the current text of section 20D and some of the problems that may arise in seeking to clarify the existing law, drawing upon the experience of other jurisdictions.