NSW police gain power to launch hate crime prosecutions

By Luke Costin and Maeve Bannister
Updated December 1 2023 - 9:55am, first published 9:49am
NSW Attorney General Michael Daley had disputed that private prosections would be a problem. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)
NSW Attorney General Michael Daley had disputed that private prosections would be a problem. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)

NSW Police will have the power to prosecute people for threatening or inciting violence based on race, religion or sexual orientation, without gaining external approval, under changes passed by state parliament.

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