Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Alarming synergies generating massive destructive power on the left

The radical left is on a roll in the US. If something works, do more of it. Where are the kind of people of the social democratic left who stood strongly with conservatives in the Cold War|? Two factors account … Continue reading

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Who will monitor the monitors?

Saw the video this morning when it was put up by SRR on the open thread. And we can now find this on Drudge: Exclusive: Google and social media companies could be prosecuted if they show extremist videos, extremist as … Continue reading

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“Nobody cares about 18c”

One of the “arguments” against amending 18c is that “nobody cares about 18c”. Maybe true – yet I suspect nobody cares about a whole lot of things that the Parliament legislates. How many people would care about any law until … Continue reading

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Getting there in the end

Malcolm Turnbull has been making things hard for himself. As I indicated six months ago: Other Liberals, like RMIT economist and right-wing blogger Sinclair Davidson, are also eager for Turnbull to take up the cause championed by Senator Cory Bernardi and … Continue reading

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has blood on its hands

Today we were all shocked by the news of Bill Leak’s untimely death at age 61. Roger Franklin at Quadrant expresses many of our views: Are you happy now, Gillian Triggs? And you, Tim Soutphommasane, race pimp and sinecured Labor … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all., Take Nanny down | 200 Comments

What the judge said

Justice Dowsett said student Jackson Powell’s posts, including one in which he wondered ‘where the white supremacist computer lab’ was located, were irony. He said that “to suggest that humour or irony cannot blunt the most outrageous of statements overlooks … Continue reading

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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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