I am advised:
(1) and (2) The number of enquiries received by Anti-Discrimination NSW
(ADNSW) has fallen over the last 10 years while the number of complaints about
discrimination and vilification has remained fairly constant. Information on
enquiries and complaints regarding discrimination and vilification received by
ADNSW is available in its annual reports at:
(3) The Government monitors the operation of the Anti-Discrimination Act
1977 on an ongoing basis.
(4) (a) and (b) In June 2018, the Parliament of New South Wales amended the
Crimes Act 1900 to introduce section 93Z to prohibit publicly threatening or
inciting violence on grounds including sexual orientation, gender identity and
(c) The NSW Police Force has a dedicated Engagement and Hate Crime Unit
which oversights, and works with all Police Area Commands and Police Districts,
to investigate hate motivated incidents.
(d) In May 2020, the Government launched the Stop Public Threats campaign to
target hate and xenophobia, including online abuse in the community. The
campaign will help the community understand their legal rights and ensure that
threats of violence are reported to police for investigation.
(e) ADNSW also provides community education and is involved in a range of
community engagement initiatives. Information on ADNSW's community engagement
is available at:
Multicultural NSW is also running a Remove Hate from the Debate campaign
aimed at effecting cultural changes that would reduce hate speech, particularly
on the internet.
(f) Multicultural NSW is delivering the NSW COMPACT program, a community
grants program which aims to promote social cohesion and community harmony.
The NSW Community Resilience and Response Plan, led by Multicultural NSW,
aims to maintain and promote community harmony, build community resilience, and
better equip New South Wales to prevent, limit, withstand, respond to, and
recover from situations that threaten community harmony such as far right
extremism, and anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic sentiments.