ABC/ SBS · Freedom of speech · Gay Marriage

ABC newsroom staffer emails ‘Good’ in response to Tony Abbott’s alleged assault

Yesterday, ex- Prime Minister Tony Abbott was headbutted allegedly over his views on same sex marriage. And today, an ABC staffer was caught celebrating the assault. True, the staffer sent a private email to a colleague, and this celebration was mild. But it seems the attitudes held by the person who headbutted Abbott, and the… Continue reading ABC newsroom staffer emails ‘Good’ in response to Tony Abbott’s alleged assault

Freedom of speech · Gay Marriage

No winners with same-sex hate bill

People’s feelings should not be the basis for legislation produced by any parliament. As best put by Nicola Wright; “Once a hurtful thing has been said, issuing the perpetrator with a fine is not going to change that. The idea that we need to be protected from our feelings by the benevolent hand of government… Continue reading No winners with same-sex hate bill

Freedom of speech · The Regressive, Elitist, Violent Left · The Right type of identity politics

Responding to the madness in Charlottesville

With much of the news cycle dominated by #UniteTheRight rally and subsequent protests which led to the deaths of several people, these events deserve some critical attention. It seems that on such an angry, divisive occasion, no- one (aside from extremist agitators on either side of the spectrum), was able to benefit from such a… Continue reading Responding to the madness in Charlottesville

fake news · Freedom of speech

Google Manipulates Search Results to Conceal Criticism of Islam and Jihad

Given the internet has for so long remained a bastion of free speech by breaking through mainstream media barriers, pushes by Google to shutdown Islam critical voices are particularly worrying. Undeniably, Leftist control over the world’s major avenue to seeking information has the potential to severely damage the conservative cause, in a manner more significant… Continue reading Google Manipulates Search Results to Conceal Criticism of Islam and Jihad

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Outgoing human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs wins freedom of speech award

This is one hell of a joke. Isn’t it? The Guardian, by Calla Wahlquist, May 3, 2017: Gillian Triggs will receive a top award for freedom of speech one week before her five-year contract as Australian human rights commissioner expires. Triggs, who has been consistently criticised by the Abbott and Turnbull governments for her condemnation… Continue reading Outgoing human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs wins freedom of speech award

Freedom of speech · Indigenous Australians

18C is not protecting anybody

Liberty Works, by Jacinta Price, March 25, 2017: Mname is Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, I am an Alice Springs Town Councillor and campaigner against family violence. Recently I addressed the National Press Club along with Marcia Langton and Josephine Cashman about the silencing of Aboriginal women victims of violence and the realities of life in remote… Continue reading 18C is not protecting anybody

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Why free speech is under attack

Regrettably, the childish, immature excuse for a university otherwise known as Berkeley, recently sought to censor free speech, with the college banning the speaking appearance of Ann Coulter due to mounting student pressures. Fortunately, Berkeley lifted its ban on Coulter speaking, but the issue of an increasingly totalitarian movement aiming to repress free speech remains. It seems that the traditional… Continue reading Why free speech is under attack