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

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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

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“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

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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

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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