Hate crime

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Hate speech
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination

The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits speech that incites racial disharmony and prohibits discrimination against a person because of an aspect of their identity. This document provides an opportunity for people to provide feedback on changes to the act.
Position paper

Freedom of religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms

This position paper is based on the AHRC's and the VEOHRC’s collective experience and research in the area of freedom of religion and human rights. In addition, the two Commissions convened joint roundtables in Sydney (11 June 2019) and Melbourne (27 June 2019) on the...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison said hate content on social media could be automatically screened out by algorithms. Is he correct?

The Federal Government has put social media companies on notice after the Christchurch massacre for failing to prevent the shooter's actions being broadcast and promoted online. But can algorithms automatically block hate content, as the Prime Minister cl
Report

Hate-free philanthropy: identifying opportunities and obstacles to safeguard the sector

Hate groups have been exploiting the tax code to raise money through philanthropic organisations, particularly by using Donor-Advised Funds that allow donors to fund hate while gaining a tax advantage and remaining anonymous. This report summarises a convening held to begin addressing the problem.
Report

Measuring trends in online hate speech victimisation and exposure, and attitudes in New Zealand

Online hate speech has been a topic of public concern and research interest for some time. This report presents findings from Netsafe’s 2019 research regarding the personal experiences of adult New Zealanders in relation to online hate speech.
Report

Anti-social media: reducing the spread of harmful content on social media networks

This paper discusses what New Zealand can do in regard to regulating and moderating offensive content on social media.
Report

Online hate and offline harm

This paper looks at the evidence as to the role online hate plays in spreading racist thinking and actions offline, including hate and terror crimes. It explores the evidence for whether harmful action online has increased both harmful ideas and actual harm against minority ethnic...
Report

Online hate speech: findings from Australia, New Zealand and Europe

Hate speech is recognised as a growing online issue which can negatively impact a person’s mental health, general wellbeing and online engagement. This research report is the result of collaboration between the eSafety Commissioner in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and United Kingdom’s Safer Internet...
Report

Policy approaches to harmful content online

In March 2019, the Public Policy Forum convened a session featuring two panels on the topic of hate. The first panel presented perspectives of Canadians who have directly experienced acts of hate. The second panel served as an exploratory forum to identify potential solutions to...
Journal article

Bias crime policing: 'The Graveyard Shift'

Bias crime is crime that is motivated by prejudice or bias towards an attribute of the victim, such as race, religion or sexuality. Police have been criticised for failing to take bias crime seriously, and there is a pressing need to understand the reasons for...