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There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.
by David Leyonhjelm - 20/01/2017 - 18 comments
Australia is in an interesting situation, for there seems no good positive reason to stay a monarchy and no good positive reason to switch to a republic.
by Stephen Chavura - 19/01/2017 - 26 comments
It requires a reversal of the market-oriented convention that tinkering with an economy must precede efforts to build a just society: economy first, society later.
by Stuart Rees - 13/01/2017 - 20 comments
The other side of the coin is that those whose private lives are placed in the public spotlight against their wishes, can suffer great embarrassment.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 13/01/2017 - 5 comments
All the evidence we have suggests that people increasingly read things that comfort their pre-existing beliefs. This seems likely to create intellectual smugness and atrophy.
by Brendon O'Connor - 12/01/2017 - 2 comments
When we cross that clear bright line drawn and held in the one place for millenia, we do not simply crossover for the supposed few. If we cross for some, we cross for all.
by Paul Russell - 11/01/2017 - 6 comments
None of what the (then) Government appears to have intended or proposed is what section 18C says or does.
by John de Meyrick - 10/01/2017 - 19 comments
This was not a case involving a mental illness with an identifiable cause and treatment. What was of concern was MHK's 'adherence to ideas'.
by Laurence Maher - 30/12/2016 - 32 comments
So abuse on public transport would be covered. But projecting challenging ideas - even those that offend, insult or humiliate, bringing culture shame - in newspapers wouldn't.
by Tim Wilson - 22/12/2016 - 7 comments
The unborn, who are often not accidentally impacted by acts of family violence, but rather the intended targets of perpetrators, deserve to be seen and treated as victims in their own right.
by Greg Donnelly - 20/12/2016 - 18 comments
It is hard to pick the instant when the movement to recognise Aborigines in the Constitution died. There were signposts.
by Gary Johns - 15/12/2016 - 21 comments
The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, told me that he never had any intention of allowing the shotguns to be imported. In other words, there had never been any intention of keeping to the bargain.
by David Leyonhjelm - 12/12/2016 - 13 comments

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