Second Reading Speeches

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

Track (What's this?)



Amends the:

Crimes Act 1914
Criminal Code Act 1995
to: establish criminal offences for the public display of prohibited Nazi and Islamic State symbols and the trading of goods that bear a prohibited Nazi or Islamic State symbol; establish criminal offences for using a carriage service for violent extremist material and possessing or controlling violent extremist material obtained or accessed using a carriage service;
Criminal Code Act 1995
to: expand the offence of advocating terrorism to include instructing on the doing of a terrorist act and praising the doing of a terrorist act in specified circumstances; and increase the maximum penalty for the offence of advocating terrorism from 5 to 7 years imprisonment; and
Criminal Code Act 1995
and Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 to remove the sunsetting requirement for instruments which list terrorist organisations and bolster safeguards.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images and voices of deceased people.