As part of the Cohesive Communities Coalition, Access is proud to join the Better Laws for Safe Queensland campaign.
The Better Laws 4 Safe Queensland campaign aims to strengthen the legal protections for Queensland's diverse communities from vilification and hate crimes. Queensland, and the wider Australia, are great multicultural societies, but currently our CALD communities are still victim to daily intolerance.
Harassment, verbal abuse, hate-based graffiti, and intimidation are just some examples of the race or religious-based discrimination our diverse communities still face.
This campaign aims to strengthen the legal protections for Queensland's diverse communities from vilification and hate crimes. We want to see changes to the law which fix the gaps in the current laws, address the distribution of hate materials/symbols and the lack of charges/prosecution for offences.
These proposed changes are based on real life case studies where the current law has let Queenslanders down.