National Leader: Proposed hate speech laws an attempt to control New Zealanders

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 28 Jun 2021, 8:32AM
National leader Judith Collins (Photo / NZ Herald)
National leader Judith Collins (Photo / NZ Herald)

National Leader: Proposed hate speech laws an attempt to control New Zealanders

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 28 Jun 2021, 8:32AM

Judith Collins is slamming the Government's proposed hate speech laws.

Six proposals are now up for public feedback, including making "incitement to discriminate" illegal.

New maximum penalties for hate speech would also increase to three years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.

The National Party leader told Mike Hosking it's an attempt to control New Zealanders.

"They have gone full throttle far left and woke. And the problem is is that if that they don't want to hear from the people, they don't want to hear from the people."

Collins said that these proposed laws are bizarre and unncessary, especially with the worst Covid vaccine rollout in the OECD.

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