Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Peter Baldwin on identity politics and free speech

Peter Baldwin is the convenor of the Blackheath (Blue Mountains) Philosophy Forum. In the 1970s he was excited by the New Left and later as a member of the left faction in the NSW ALP he was seriously bashed by … Continue reading

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So how is that appeasement working for you?

Tony Abbott November 21, 2018 I think that it would certainly help the standing of Islam and Muslim people in Australia if their official representatives would sit down and have a meaningful discussion with the Prime Minister about what all … Continue reading

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Campus threats to free speech – CIS breakfast event

Welcome to a re-run of the talk by the NSW Minister for Education, the Hon. Rob Stokes at the Centre for Independent Studies, followed by dialogue with CIS Executive Director Tom Switzer and a Q and A session. The topic … Continue reading

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Facebook vs alternative media

A warning from We Are Change. It is with deep sadness and justified anger that we must report that Facebook has now unpublished some of the largest alternative media pages around! Included in this Orwellian information purge are Press For … Continue reading

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Only in open dialogue is there any hope that truth can be discovered

Ann and Milo will teach you how to save Australia. Discovered last night – either from the Bolt Report or The Outsiders – that Ann Coulter will be coming to Australia. Therefore immediately bought tickets. But what is the venue, you might … Continue reading

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Libertyfest Brisbane

Two great days in Brisbane, no Cats in sight but a lot of very good speakers. After chatting with two or three people who did not know about Catallaxy I asked for a show of hands in the next session … Continue reading

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This power to censor must end

Received a note from a friend, but not a Facebook friend but a real friend since I am not on Facebook. He wrote, in part: If you are my friend on Facebook, you won’t be seeing me for a month. … Continue reading

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Australia remains the freest country on the planet

Nowhere else is this any longer even possible. And then there was Bill Leak. But how long will it last? Full story: Newspaper doubles down with front page response to Serena Williams cartoon critics. And more from Andrew Bolt.

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Tyler Cowen talks to Claire Lehmann

Read the transcript – listen to the audio. One minor quibble – Australia does not have a male macho culture. That’s propaganda. One very serious quibble – the best Australian movie ever was The Castle. Important point: LEHMANN: I think having … Continue reading

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Google collaborating with Chinese censors

Who would have thought? Fortunately there is unrest among the staff. The internal furor began after The Intercept earlier this month revealed details about the censored search engine, which would remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such … Continue reading

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