… George Brandis did oppose the sedition laws back when he was still a backbencher. Some of his criticisms of the Human Right Commission are legitimate. They have fumbled on the issue of free speech, and Section 18C is hardly a model of liberal legislation. It’s also true that Tim Wilson, Chris Berg and their Institute for Public Affairs cohorts have done some lonely, creditable work on the frontline of civil liberties.
That is from The Monthly – finding it hard to be honest while maintaining the rage.