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Friday, November 16, 2018

Watch: Australian leader announces legal battle against Sharia blasphemy law in Victoria

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"...VICTORIA’S “ISLAMIC BLASPHEMY LAW” CHALLENGED IN HIGH COURT...In 2001, Victorian Labor Premier Steve Bracks enacted legislation that protected Islam from criticism...People in Victoria have been charged, convicted and fined $2000 each – for drawing attention to a protest rally a week in advance of the protest against building a mosque...The Victorian legislation is based on a UN Human Rights Council resolution when Saudi Arabia headed the UN Human Rights Commission.
Meet Barrister John Bolton who filed with the High Court at the Brisbane Federal Court building challenging the constitutional validity of Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. John’s view and case is that the Victorian legislation is invalid and is against constitutional protections of free speech in the political arena..."