The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Muslim community in NSW embrace the passing of historic legislation in the NSW Parliament yesterday to prohibit religious vilification. It sends a clear message that religious vilification is not acceptable.
ANIC thanks the NSW Government for acting swiftly in its first 100 days to prohibit religious vilification. ANIC is especially grateful to the Premier of NSW, Hon Chris Minns, Attorney General, Hon Michael Daley, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper, Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Hon Jihad Dib, and other ministers and MPs for pursuing the bill.
ANIC is proud to see the amendment made. It has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to advocate for such a change, including providing input as to the approach and provision to be adopted. ANIC also acknowledges the support and contributions of other faith communities. This passing of the bill is a testament to the relationships that have been built between the various faith communities over the past few years.