Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Little Read Booster

Best written and most entertaining read of the day: The sad lot of the rooster in a world with too many males.

Posted in Freedom of speech | 21 Comments

He won’t be intimidated by this 77 year-old grandmother

My Saturday column. Fire at will. See if I care.Dear Mrs Court, honouring a homophobic zealot is problematic for us via @smh — Peter FitzSimons (@Peter_Fitz) November 8, 2019 You know what’s sad? That a scribbler who spends so … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Freedom of speech | 66 Comments

Statement from the Liberal Democratic Party

To all Liberal Democrat members and supporters, By now you may have read the media reports in relation to the Attorney General’s department targeting the organisers and key speakers at the recent CPAC event in Sydney. If not, please take … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Freedom of speech, Oppressive government | 48 Comments

Unusual suspects

I have seen two very unusual groups of people become fellow travellers of the IPA this weekend: The Australia Institute and the Labor Party. The risk to free speech from a clampdown on secondary boycotts was clearly articulated by the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives | 10 Comments

Inclusion: New League boss starts by defaming a Christian

Peter V’landys – the well-known horse-racing administrator who has taken over the Australian Rugby League chairmanship from Peter Beattie – continued the corporate sporting elite’s endless hate-war against Israel Folau today by linking him to unspecified children’s deaths and suggesting … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech | 34 Comments


Posted in Freedom of speech | 9 Comments

Rosa Parks shooing was a positive for peaceful bus travel

Israel Folau axing a positive for inclusivity, Raelene Castle says.

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives | 95 Comments

Latest on Schröder-Turk

Updating the site’s recent coverage of the Murdoch University whistleblower scandal: there has been an impressive response from Australian academics. Fifty-seven of them – all recipients of the Australian Research Council’s Laureate Fellowship – have signed a letter condemning Murdoch’s … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech | 18 Comments

Two cheers for press freedom

Well done, newspapers of Australia for today’s blacked-out copy protest against arrogant, ceaselessly encroaching bans on free reporting and free speech. My only quibble is that it doesn’t make much sense to ask for liberty – which entails the state … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media | 51 Comments

Merdok moovs to sylence a wissleblower

First: sincere thanks to my assistant – Murdoch University English literature MA candidate, Jinjing – who wrote the header. I’ll take it from here. Hard on the heels of James Cook University’s decision to pursue marine scientist Peter Ridd to … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech | 26 Comments