Aboriginals · Freedom of speech

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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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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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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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