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In this submission on the Exposure Draft of the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s18C) Bill 2014, PIAC recommends significant amendments to the proposed legislation. Although PIAC supports the Attorney-General’s stated objects of reform, it does not believe that the Exposure Draft strikes the right balance between competing public interests. PIAC has identified a number of areas of concern with the Exposure Draft, including the narrow definitions of vilification and intimidation and the breadth of the exemption.