Current attitudes are evidence of Australia’s historically sour relationship with the right to freedom of speech. It is high time this relationship was mended.
The problem in media today is not bias or a lack of objectivity, as is so often argued, but rather a press that pretends to be something it is not.
I fear that the continued cuts to the ABC will exacerbate the issue, not solve it. For the move away from the mass media is the issue, not the perceived “state-run” nature of it.
Cory Bernardi flying the coop is, for the most part, harmless. However, with the hen house door ajar, the next one to go could be the start of something serious.
Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is back in the spotlight, stoking a fire over free speech that flames even Left and Right default convention.