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Jewish group slams change to racial Act

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Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act have proved divisive.

Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act have proved divisive.

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Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act have proved divisive.

Dian Hadi, Student reporter

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A leading member of the Jewish community has expressed concerns over the Coalition’s bid to change laws that make it unlawful to “offend, insult or humiliate,” based on race.

With Coalition MP Ken Wyatt reportedly considering crossing the floor to vote against the amendments, Steve Lieblich from the Jewish Community Council has said the exemptions are too wide and the amendments would emasculate laws designed to reduce vilification.

Reporter Dian Hadi spoke with Mr Lieblich earlier today.

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