IMO it's a little unfair to label this as simply 'ILLEGAL TO CRITICIZE ISLAM' as in incendiary title when it was an update to the discrimination act which also includes stuff like this:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-parliament-passes-religious-vilification-laws-20160804-gqlagu.html
I'm so sorry Australia now has some shite blasphemy law that's similar to ones in the middle east.
Edit: Damn, you beat me to it. $7500 fine, fuck me sideways.
It's not as if the law itself is singling Islam out as far as I can tell, (even though the article does) but presenting as if it does on a headline that you might see on a tabloid paper doesn't really do much for opponent's credibility when there's clearly more to the story.Thursday's changes to the Discrimination Act also added disability to the list, so it is now illegal to vilify someone because of disability, religion, race, sexuality, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS status. Vilification can include social media posts, actions in a workplace and wearing clothes, signs or flags that would incite hatred, contempt, ridicule or revulsion.