Australia needs stronger laws to deal with hate speech


The attack on the Al Noor mosque began at 1.40 in the afternoon, when most of those in attendance were at prayer. Forty-two people, ranging in age from three years old to 77 years old, died.

  • By Gillian Triggs and Julian Burnside
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The attack resumed about 15 minutes later at the Linwood Islamic Centre, a few kilometres from the Al Noor mosque where eight people died.

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