Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Chris Berg and Simon Breheny on 18C

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David Leyonhjelm. Free speech is a lot more than 18C

Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race – important though that is. There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as Section 18c of the … Continue reading

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Magnificent

The ABC is reporting: A memorial commemorating sex slaves of the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II has become the subject of a Section 18C racial discrimination complaint. The Australia-Japan Community Network is lodging the case, claiming the Sydney … Continue reading

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Berg and Davidson on 18C and free speech

My good friend Dr Chris Berg* and I have an article in the latest issue of Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform. The paper examines two Australian freedom-of-speech controversies between 2011 and 2013 – the debate over section … Continue reading

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Guest Post: TAKE URGENT ACTION TO REPEAL 18C!

Victory is in sight! The Joint Committee on Human Rights is investigating removing the hated s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and restoring freedom of speech to Australia! BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A REALITY!  The committee … Continue reading

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A discussion on 18c and political correctness

Listen here.

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Guest Post: Riccardo Bosi Triggly Puff and a South Possum Insane

We were in the Helmand Valley, Afghanistan advising the UAE Special Operations Command. As the Emiratis went through the in-country phase of their training, Ahmed, the commander of the local Afghan National Army Commando unit, watched impassively. He was a … Continue reading

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ALP on fire this morning

Two articles in the Australian caught my eye this morning. Labor’s newest senator, Kimberley Kitching, says she remembers “being very surprised” when Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg decided to hear Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt’s racial discrimination case, given his … Continue reading

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Make a submission to the free speech inquiry

On 8 November 2016, pursuant to the section 7(c) of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Attorney-General referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights the following two matters for inquiry and report: whether the operation of … Continue reading

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18C: Bad law or bad process

Mark Leibler has an op-ed in the Australian this morning that seems some-what confused. It is a tragic irony that the risk of our robust racial discrimination laws being watered down should have been created by the very ­institution established … Continue reading

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