Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Communists Carted

A huffing, puffing PRC came at the Telegraph last week from a long run-up. In the civilised world, ‘Bradman bats and bats and bats’ is a famous newspaper banner: In Wuhan, it’s the name of a restaurant.” – Tim Blair … Continue reading

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Cave Won’t

I’VE never been a big fan of the Cave oeuvre but his aggressive rejection of the anti-Israel BDS movement (led in the music world by lunar bore, Roger Waters) and his latest thoughts on woke strictures targeting both new and … Continue reading

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Corporate overreach

Two instances of employment law have caught my eye in the last week: The boss of BHP has said he won’t tolerate crude joke-telling at work despite the workplace authority deciding the mining giant unfairly sacked a worker for being … Continue reading

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They are coming for you

There is an interesting story breaking in the UK: Trevor Phillips, the former head of Britain’s equalities watchdog, has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of Islamophobia, The Times can disclose. A pioneering anti-racism campaigner, Mr Phillips, 66, now faces … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the Liberal Party and the University of Sydney?

On Sky News last night: The federal government will look to stamp out ‘cancel culture’ at universities after libertarian groups voiced concerns about the erosion of free speech on campuses. … A number of reviews handed down to the government … Continue reading

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Shut up, bitch, or else. DV hobbyists ramp up “strip” calls

The Governor-General has now referred requests to “strip” Bettina Arndt to the Australia Day Council.

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Hate sites on the internet

Yesterday I flew through Auckland on my way home and decided to catch up on what had been happening in Australia. So after reading through the papers I began checking out the blogs. Turns out New Zealand runs a nanny … Continue reading

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Too late to support IPA Climate Change book but there is still Project Hope!

Subscriptions have closed for Climate Change: The Facts 2020 and the good news is that you can still signal virtue by supporting campus coordinators. I have set a good example by double-dipping! Project Hope is a  pushback against the left on campus … Continue reading

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Another Stephen Hicks event in Melbourne 12 March

HOW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS SHAPING YOUR WORLD $15 discount code for Cats  catallaxy Stephen is a libertarian philosopher and economist (with Austrian leanings).  Postmodernism is one of his specialties and another is entreprenership. He will explore the ideological roots of … Continue reading

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In the UK, no-nonsense ex-cop wins big against thought police

Police who warned man about ‘transphobic’ tweet acted unlawfully. In his judgement, the High Court’s Mr Justice Julian Knowles directly compared British police to Nazis: In this country we have never had a Cheka, a Gestapo or a Stasi. We … Continue reading

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