What's new

Dapatkan Daftar Situs Slot Online di SlotAO.com: Forum Slot Online Indonesia

Masih mencari kumpulan daftar situs judi slot online terpercaya yang fair play? Sekian banyak bandar slot online yang bertebaran di internet pasti membuat anda bingung, mana situs judi slot online yang terbaru dan terbaik. Apalagi saat menghadapi pandemi Covid ini yang tak kunjung habis ini, orang - orang berbondong-bondong mencari situs judi slot online terpercaya 2021 untuk mengisi waktu luangnya. Tunggu apa lagi, bergabung bersama kami disini untuk sharing bersama!

Ask question

Ask Questions and Get Answers from Our Community


Answer Questions and Become an Expert on Your Topic

Contact Staff

Our Experts are Ready to Answer your Questions

Hate speech: Disabled, Rainbow communities and women forgotten in watered-down plans


Staff member
Dec 16, 2021
Reaction score
Disabled people, Rainbow communities, and women have voiced disappointment, frustration and fears for safety after being excluded from the Governments hate speech reforms, chief Human Rights commissioner Paul Hunt says.
Meanwhile, members of the Muslim community who are included in the new proposals have told the commission its unfair other groups arent covered, and that they did not want any other community to suffer what they have.

The Government has forgotten its fundamental human rights duty to protect vulnerable groups, he said.

Sometimes the Government has to do the morally right thing, it has to stand with vulnerable groups and not the majority.

The Government in 2020 promised to make changes after the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosque terror attacks found the law failed to appropriately capture hate-motivated offending, or deal with hate speech.

* Justice Minister Kris Faafoi won't commit to passing hate speech and crime laws before election
* Payouts to Christchurch terror attack victims about 'justice, not charity'
* Policing hate: What are the proposed changes and will they make a difference?

Hamish McNeilly/Stuff
Chief Human Rights Commissioner Professor Paul Hunt says the Government needs to stand with vulnerable groups. (File photo)

It first announced reforms last year, but they were largely unpopular, and ministers struggled to explain what they would mean.

Justice Minister Kiri Allan, who is now in charge of the reform, on Saturday opted to make a single change to the Human Rights Act, expanding protections to religious groups, and dropping proposals to include gender, disabled people and the rainbow community.

Any further change will face a battle against ACT, National and other groups outside Parliament who oppose the idea, she said.

Its our intention to include these groups, and we are still working towards changes for these communities, but we want to get it right, she said in a statement.

Kiri Allan says the Government is still working towards protecting vulnerable groups. (File photo)

I know how these communities can be affected, which is why we are continuing with this work.

But Hunt said fears legislating against speech which incites hostility and hatred based on disability, sexual orientation and gender would infringe on free speech have been greatly exaggerated, and based on a misunderstanding.

There have only been two cases of hate speech prosecuted in the last 40 years, he said.

The threshold is high, and it should be, he said.

The commission had contacted groups who had been left out of the new plans, and had heard they were feeling vulnerable. Groups facing bigotry and abuse had been waiting for years since March 15, 2019 he added.

The Government had referred the rest of its first proposals to the Law Commission for a fundamental review, but Hunt said this could take years, and in the meantime it could get cracking with expanding the scope of who is covered by hate speech laws.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Reddit
  • Email
most popular
  • Recap: Black Caps vs India - first ODI at Eden Park, Auckland
  • Murder charge laid over Sandringham dairy killing
  • Councillors boycott Gore mayor Ben Bell's Cromwell retreat
  • The unexpected item that is banned from your checked luggage
  • The Australian mining company hoping to lure New Zealanders with $150k-plus a year
  • Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge: November 25, 2022
  • Two arrested after Thursday's dramatic police chase across the city
  • Australian boy bitten and dragged into swimming pool by 'naughty' three-metre python
  • Half a block in Wellington's CBD evacuated after flood in buildings' basements
  • What will the housing market look like in November 2023? Three experts weigh in
NeighbourlyTravel BookingsStuff CouponsWildCleanFamily NoticesStuff EventsAdvertisingCareersPrivacy PolicyCookies PolicyTerms & ConditionsEditorial CodeContact Us
Breaking news?Send your photos, videos and tip-offs to
[email protected], or call us on 0800 697 8833
FacebookTwitterSnapchatShielded Site

2022 Stuff Limited