Statement - Story in the Australian Newspaper

Today’s story in The Australian newspaper is utterly false.

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

STORY IN THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER 

Today’s story in The Australian newspaper is utterly false.

There is no “secret plan” to overhaul discrimination law in this country. I made comments last week at a public forum, in front of more than 200 people including Liberal MP Tim Wilson, that refer to a long-standing policy in Labor’s national platform to consolidate anti-discrimination law.

My discussion of this issue last week had nothing to do with proposed changes to section 18C which will weaken protections against racial hate speech in this country.

Labor is unwavering in its support of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. We won this battle in 2014, and we will stand with multicultural communities and win it again.

 

THURSDAY, 23 MARCH 2017