February 2, 2018 33
The controversy over its foreign donation and foreign interference proposals confirms that this "Liberal" government is the most authoritarian in decades.
September 28, 2017 11
Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.
September 20, 2017 10
More tired attacks on universities and cheap tit-for-tat undermine the integrity of free speech in Australia.
August 21, 2017 13
Helen Razer sits down with Glenn Greenwald to reflect upon the role of journalism, and resistance, in an era where writing is often seen as an exercise in branding.
August 11, 2017 9
If you wouldn’t uncritically air the views of anti-vaxxers or climate change conspiracists, you should avoid lending credibility to those who would demonise gays or reframe marriage equality as an attack on free speech.
August 7, 2017 5
The new Turnbull government social media policy has been criticised as an attack of freedom of speech. But does it breach the constituion?
July 18, 2017 19
Just because people say you are wrong does not mean you are right.
May 4, 2017 26
If Tony Abbott and the free speech crowd really believe free speech is the primary human right, then let's see them do something serious to protect it.
May 3, 2017 12
The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.
May 3, 2017
The champions of press freedom need to do more than cloak themselves in glib phrases, writes MEAA CEO Paul Murphy.
April 27, 2017 7
Free speech is amazing, unless it's a greenie protest, then it's terrorism.
April 21, 2017 42
If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.
April 5, 2017 4
So far, Hirsi Ali has only spoken with a handful of outlets, despite the wide coverage the story has received.
March 31, 2017 22
Does Malcolm Turnbull actually want to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act? Who the hell knows anymore.
March 28, 2017 36
Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens once called for Salman Rushdie to be murdered. If other advocates of violence are barred from entering Australia, why isn't he?
March 21, 2017 33
Section 18C is a problematic section of the Racial Discrimination Act -- but changing it has little to do with free speech and everything to do with the sense of grievance of powerful white people.
March 20, 2017 18
Australians are poor at respecting the right of their opponents to free speech -- on all sides.
March 9, 2017 2
The Young IPA podcast released its first episode on Tuesday, hosted by digital communications manager James Bolt and research fellow Peter Gregor.
November 18, 2016 5
The Coalition is not going to win an election with this free speech thing, but they could sure as hell lose one.
November 14, 2016 1
Free speech inquiry all about 18C ... ScoMo in hospital ... Alexander Downer and the founding of Australia ...