Comments heard at a recent pro-Palestine protest in Sydney would come under the laws which aim to crack down on vilification, lawyers say

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Antisemitic chants heard in the recent pro-Palestine protest in Sydney would be treated as a hate crime under tough new Queensland laws aimed at cracking down on vilification, lawyers say.

The state passed new legislation on Thursday that moves serious vilification from the anti-discrimination act into the criminal code, makes it easier to prosecute and increases the maximum penalty from six months’ jail to three years.

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