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Neo-Nazis' - banning and punishment

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Rob Messenger MP
15-19 See Street
Bargara Qld 4670

Total Signatures - 1940

Sponsoring Member: Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 10/01/2012

Closing Date: 31/03/2012

Tabled Date: 17/05/2012

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 15/06/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that:

 

1)      Mainstream media reports and the group's website indicate a Neo Nazi rally / "Hammered Musical Festival" is to be held in Queensland for the 2nd consecutive year.

 

2)      Local, State and Federal political leaders have been reluctant to publicly condemn, or commit to using all laws necessary to ban, this Neo Nazi, race hatred-inspired gathering.

 

3)      Some political leaders have blamed inadequate laws as an excuse for not being able to ban Neo Nazi rallies, events and activity.

 

4)      Neo Nazi and any other racial-hatred inspired activity clearly breaches the Anti Discrimination Act 1975.

 

Your petitioners therefore request the House to call on the Premier of Queensland and the Opposition Leader to commit to supporting legislative change that will ensure our state has the toughest laws in Australia which enable the banning and punishment of Neo Nazis and other race hate proponents' activities.