The debate about criminalising race vilification under federal law in Australia, gained some media attention recently, following moves by the Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, to amend the Racial Discrimination Act.
The closure of a racist Facebook page triggered more discussion in the media and online about free speech and the law.
It’s these kinds of discussions in the media that CUFIND301B students will find useful when conducting research for their portfolio.
This audio resource features Peter J Black, a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, specialising in media and internet law, discussing these issues with Andrew Bartlett of Brisbane’s community Radio 4ZZZ.
Trainers can now direct students to it, along with other resources the CMTO has made available for this unit.