With Alex Jones run out of town and Blair Cottrell kicked off Sky News, it seems a golden week. However, just as it went with 18C, no meaningful battle has been won.
To think 18C’s defeat puts an end to the Libs’ totalitarian crusade is erroneous, as more laws exist which greater impede freedom to public discourse.
The cancellation of Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s tour was viewed as a win on both sides of the free speech argument. However, those who cheered on the news are making a fatal miscalculation.
On the road, I work to the sound of arguments. However, since 18C reared its head again, the discussion has turned louder, and more extreme.
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Current Affairs Wrap. We’ve had terror in London, a faint heartbeat from Obamacare and a unique tribute to Harmony Day from our PM.
Well, much like Highlander, there could only be one… One #AusPol topic this week, that is, as 18C drunkenly steered RMS Political Discourse awry.
Yesterday, the Turnbull Government reached peak Turnbull Government, in that they’ve become fluent in doublespeak, using it on multiple fronts.
Turnbull’s changes to 18C have been tabled, but what do you think? We’ve asked both sides of the fence to give their perspective.
And a good harmony day to you. What happened while you were asleep? Well, QandA took on fake news, the Turnbull gov made a point on 18C and a large chicken was…large.
Once more into the breach, dear friends. With the #AusPol bus commencing its usual route, we’re curious to see who was thrown underneath the wheels.
The return of the Right has been derided, and aided, by a vicious Left. But when I consider the conditions that fuelled our ascension, even I’m uninspired to celebrate.
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.
Monday morning, quel beast. What happened while you were asleep? Well, 18C is now in the hands of the PM, Mila Kunis spoke out against workplace sexism and Trump was saved. From some cardboard.
Fuss over freedom of speech is leading to a discussion we need to have, with the RDA’s 18C again making headlines of late. But where to stand when both sides of the debate seem equally weighted?
The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) releases a new report “Je Suis Humain: Responsible free speech in the shadow of Charlie Hebdo” in response to debate raging over free speech.
Maria Tedeschi, outspoken in opposition to the proposed 18c changes, joins many others (Tim Wilson? Ah, no) in applauding the “leader’s call” on the contentious issue.