Freedom of speech

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

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18C and the doctrine of emotional protectionism

Liberty Works, by Stephen Cable, April 10, 2017: Anytime authority is exercised over you a legitimate question to ask is, ‘who gave you this authority?’ As the discussion about 18C & D continues in Australia, a thought should come to mind whenever you turn your attention to the issue. When was this ever discussed at… Continue reading 18C and the doctrine of emotional protectionism

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Sky News sacks presenter Mark Latham

Given the mass scourging of conservative commentators throughout the West, is it any wonder that Breitbart and other related sites are growing at such an exponential rate? The Australian, Stephen Brook, March 29, 2017: Sky News today sacked controversial presenter Mark Latham. The pay-TV channel said that it had “terminated the contract of contributor Mark Latham… Continue reading Sky News sacks presenter Mark Latham

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Scott Morrison doesn’t understand conservative Australians

Treasurer Scott Morrison has in recent weeks warned against reforming section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, arguing that it ‘doesn’t create one job’. What a sad state our federal politics has come to, if attempts to further our rights to freedom of speech, are being deemed unimportant because they do not result in immediate economic benefits.… Continue reading Scott Morrison doesn’t understand conservative Australians

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The role of free speech

Tucker Carlson’s segments in which he hosts a member of the Regressive Left, acts to wonderfully highlights the role of free speech. While he dissents with the views of his guests, Carlson is generally reasonable, and allows them to freely express their radical views. But as is demonstrated below, the presence of straightforward logic, is the best tool… Continue reading The role of free speech