Free Speech and Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

Some salient points raised by Jennifer Oriel the other day.

21st-century Left waging new war on free speech by Jennifer Oriel

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/21stcentury-left-waging-new-war-on-free-speech/news-story/66bcfca976659f0429bc81b2cafa558f



Free speech was forged as a right through centuries of bloody wars. Western history brims with the names of martyrs who sacrificed their lives so the children of enlightenment ­­— you and I — would be liberated from the yoke of censors to discern the truth and state it openly. The 21st-century Left is waging new war on free speech by eroding its legal protections and degrading its cultural value. There is no better way to devalue freedom than to publicly disesteem its most potent defenders. But after years of sustained attacks, illustrator Bill Leak and columnist Andrew Bolt are still standing...

 

Also read Andrew Bolt's Blog here: http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/mps_turnbull_tricked_us_on_free_speech/

 

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