Category Archives: Sink the Fink

Section 18C

In an article in today’s Australian, Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz states that section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 should remain unchanged. He writes For those who understand the operation of 18C, this campaign has been somewhat disheartening: 18C’s opponents have avoided making … Continue reading

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Ask your MP what they have done for free speech

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Costings and censorship

This afternoon I banged out about 600 odd words on the Coalition costings – they are up at The Conversation (please click through). The biggest problem with the costings, to my mind, is the $1 million set aside for the … Continue reading

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Being a false witness

Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council raises some anti-free speech red herrings in the Australian: Likewise, almost everyone, Professor Allan included, recognises that there are exceptions to freedom of speech. You cannot defame someone, you cannot incite … Continue reading

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Big Brother should watch you

Here is a letter from Labor MP Michael Danby to the AFR: When it comes to detecting and defeating the threat of terrorism, what do conservatives really want? (“Security more than a matter of trust”, June 14.) Whenever a terrorist … Continue reading

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A victory for free speech

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James Paterson on Conroy’s media laws

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Letting Citizen Conroy know

Join Senator Scott Ryan, Senator Mitch Fifield, MLC Bernie Finn and other freedom fighters for a Free Speech Rally outside Senator Stephen Conroy’s electorate office! 17 Mason St, Newport, Victoria This Sunday at 1pm.

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Craig Thomson’s vote – Labor’s media control

Christopher Pyne’s announcement that the Coalition will not ‘accept’ Craig Thomson’s vote to overturn Conroy’s new media control legislation seems rather odd. I can understand the Coalition providing a pair for any positive action – eg a vote of no-confidence in … Continue reading

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