Freedom of speech

“Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”

“Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”,  The Spectator, February 17, 2016: Australia’s race commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is taking on an Orwellian mission this week, telling members of parliament they need to keep free speech restrictions in place to protect liberal values. The debate over section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is heating up ahead of a parliamentary… Continue reading “Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”

Freedom of speech · Islam in Australia

The Grand Mufti wants to expand section 18C

One of the great functions of free speech, is to allow for the easy dismantling of bad ideas. As the Grand Mufti is the defending the very, very bad idea of Islam, should we be surprised he wants to restrict free speech? “Grand Mufti warns against watering down hate speech laws”, news.com, January 19, 2017: AUSTRALIA’S Grand… Continue reading The Grand Mufti wants to expand section 18C

Freedom of speech

Furthering the case for free speech

Another astute defence of free speech which intelligibly relates to contemporary trends. “Victoria Decapitates Free Speech”, Liberty Works, 16 December 2016: Three members of the United Patriot’s Front (UPF) have been charged after posting a video on Facebook depicting an alleged mock beheading in front of the Bendigo council offices. The video was filmed over a… Continue reading Furthering the case for free speech

Freedom of speech

A true victory for free speech

For any who care about free speech in Australia, that a Federal Court has thrown out the QUT racism lawsuit, should be cause for genuine celebration. Finally, the 3 students of the Queensland University of Technology, have had their names cleared and can hopefully continue on with their lives as normally as possible. But while this is… Continue reading A true victory for free speech

Freedom of speech

An excellent defence of free speech

Free speech is not a trivial matter whereby ‘racists’ or ‘bigots’ shouldn’t be heard or matter. For to legislatively expurgate one set of views and beliefs on the basis of their perceived lack of importance, opens the floodgates for all types of censorship. “First they came for the racists”, LibertyWorks, October 26 2016: Look at the… Continue reading An excellent defence of free speech

Freedom of speech · Gay Marriage · The Regressive, Elitist, Violent Left

How the left stamps out their opponents

The following is an awe- inspiring piece regarding matters of free speech and gay marriage, written by the legendary Cory Benardi. “Orwellian Influence In Public Discourse”, corybenardi.com, June 22 2016: The term ‘Orwellian’ has come to mean a cynical manipulation of language for the purpose of oppression. We see it in many facets of public life… Continue reading How the left stamps out their opponents

Freedom of speech · Indigenous Australians

Freedom of speech under siege

As the Andrew Bolt and QUT case had shown previously, section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is the great Trojan horse of modern Australia, as it subtly yet meaningfully moves to chip away at our great democratic tradition. The legislation’s most recent victim in Bill Leak, demonstrates the trivial, squabbling mess that we Australians have become: a people… Continue reading Freedom of speech under siege