Vilification

Definition overview

1 Definition

The public incitement of hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule of a person on the basis of the race, religion, sexuality or gender identify of a person or members of a group. It can take several forms including hate-speech, graffiti, websites and the distribution of propaganda or other forms of offensive literature. Vilification includes threatening physical harm to a person or their property or inciting others to threaten physical harm to a person or to their property. Vilification is an offence against the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

Approved Date

13/11/2015

Effective Date

1/1/2016

Record No

15/3713PL

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