25 Jun 2021

Govt moves to make hate speech a crime

From Checkpoint, 6:22 pm on 25 June 2021

The government wants to make hate speech a crime, and ramping up penalties.

It also wants the act of inciting hatred through abusive or threatening speech to be a crime.

But Opposition parties are calling the proposed changes 'Orwellian' and 'cancel culture on steroids'.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.