Reaction to the 18c announcement is all over the media this morning. The Australian is broadly supportive and Fairfax – as predicted – is in shell shock. Tim Wilson has an op-ed in The Australian that sets out supporting arguments for the proposed amendment – yet contains this very jarring statement:
Free speech is not absolute, and no one is arguing it is. There is a point where it comes into conflict with other rights and should be legally curtailed.
Far too much compromise contained in those two sentences.