Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 24 November 2014 to date (accessed 23 December 2014 at 13:18)

20C   Racial 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 of the race of the person or members of the group.
(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 or research purposes or for other purposes in the public interest, including discussion or debate about and expositions of any act or matter.
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