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Law under review

The NSW Law Reform Commission has been asked to review and report on the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Anti-Discrimination NSW supports amending the grounds in the Act to include protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex (or sex characteristics). Learn more about the Law Reform Commission’s process at

Vilification is a public act that could incite hatred, serious contempt or  severe ridicule towards a person or group. Vilification because of certain characteristics is against the law.

These characteristics include:

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04 Mar 2024

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.

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