18C

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18C (uncountable)

  1. (Australia) The section of the Racial Discrimination Act that makes it and an offence to "offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate" a person of a certain race, colour or national or ethnic origin.
    • 2017, Michael McKenna, Prior admits defeat in 18C uni battle, The Australian (Newspaper)
      The woman who pursued a racial discrimination action against Queensland University of Technology has dropped the case, just weeks after she failed in a last-ditch bid to restart her section 18C case against three students.
    • 2016, Joshua Forrester, Lorraine Finlay, Augusto ZJoshua Forrester, Lorraine Finlay, Augusto Zimmermann, No Offence Intended: Why 18c Is Wrong
      Serious concerns have been raised about 18C's effect on freedom of expression. In this book, the authors argue that s 18C is too broad and too vague to be constitutional.

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