The Abbott government's culture war is on the road, with the announcement of a symposium on "free speech" by new freedom commissioner Tim Wilson. The Free Speech 2014 symposium will take place on August 7 in Sydney. The conference strap line is stirring enough -- "free speech is fundamental to a free and democratic society. But ... is it adequately protected and promoted in Australia?" The one-day symposium will contribute to a "road map" for the future of free speech in Australia.
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The Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference on freedom, but is it just another case of choosing talk over action?