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Carole
No I do not
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Frances
No I do not
definitions
What is hate speech???? Define it before you introduce anything.

Freedom of speech is my constitutional right.

I want to speak freely within the bounds of my religion and not be jailed because of woke agendas.
Frederick TR
No I do not
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I oppose the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [B9B – 2018], for the following reasons:

From a religious perspective I am concerned that the Bill violates our constitutional rights as religious persons simply exercising our rights to be Christian without fear of punishment or persecution (section 15, read with section 16). Just expressing our beliefs as we read it in the bible is becoming unacceptable or politically incorrect. The free expression of being able to practice your beliefs as a Christian are already impinged upon in schools and in many other areas within society.
The non-specific nature of definitions such as “harm” (in Clause 1);
and “hatred” (in Clause 1), and the definition of, purported crime of “hate speech” (in Clause 4).
I am concerned that much of this could result in good well meaning actions being construed as crimes for which harsh and unreasonable sentence is proposed.
There is already enough contained within our constitution and regulations to avoid this over reaching action that would unnecessarily criminalise people and just lead to further and greater harms than they supposedly intend to reduce. This could never be policed fairly or even at all. There is more than enough that we have in place to prevent this.
We should much rather be looking at helping our people change behaviour through positive programmes like mentoring and role models. This law only raises the spectre of further conflict and hate and potential for misuse. It is totally unnecessary and there are many more positive avenues to achieve better outcomes.
There are already sufficient existing laws dealing with “hate speech”.
For all of the above reasons, I strongly oppose this Bill which I believe to be unconstitutional and unnecessary.
We could and there are many of us who would be happy to help institute programmes that would have a far more positive and far reaching outcome than this punitive process. Always been proven to be a poor approach to solving a supposed problem.
gulzar
No I do not
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Jill
No I do not
schedule to the Bill,
Meghan
No I do not
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People would misuse this bill and prosecute people simpky to enrich themselves. I definitely DO NOT SUPPORT THIS BILL. It'sabsolutely criminal.
Paul
No I do not
the offence of hate speech
Anything that someone feels offended by can be seen as hate speech. This government has already failed in demonizing whites and words they utter, yet accepting speech calling for the death of beers as being normal, in the view that it is a struggle song. It is hate speech none the less. Trust in the practices of this government around this subject, shows the bias they hold. Everyone's rights and freedoms must be protected. Not just the majority but also the minority. The tiny gender screamers must be protected but so must everyone else's rights must also be protected. Forcing speech is against individual freedoms, just as hate of a minority.
Lindo
No I do not
the offence of hate speech
If expression of dislike will be criminalized than we no longer have freedom. Being thrown in jail with murderers because what you said hurt certain people's feelings is outrageous. If this bill passes I'll start planning on leaving this country because it's will be no different from the north African war driven countries whereby you are jailed for speaking against what you don't like.