Vilification or intimidation during same-sex marriage survey could carry $12,600 fine

Proposed law would see those who intimidate or threaten based on sex, sexuality, gender identity, intersex status or religious convictions face penalties and injunctions

Penalties of up to $12,600 and court-ordered injunctions will be available as remedies for people who are vilified, intimidated or threatened for participation in the same-sex marriage postal survey under a new proposed law.

Although the vilification provision would extend to both sides of the debate, Labor has warned a new bill will only provide limited protections and hurtful material will not be stopped.

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Hillary Clinton’s new memoir compares Trump’s ‘war on truth’ to Orwell’s 1984

The former presidential candidate’s new book, What Happened, tries to come to terms with her election defeat and likens Trump to the dystopian classic

Hillary Clinton uses her new memoir to draw parallels between Donald Trump’s “war on truth” and the Soviet Union and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” the defeated presidential candidate writes in What Happened, published on Tuesday. “This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered.”

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