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Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Charlie LewisMay 10, 20173 Comments

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Rundle: the death of the 18C debate (and why this is all Andrew Bolt's fault)

Rundle: the death of the 18C debate (and why this is all Andrew Bolt's fault)

Guy RundleMar 31, 201722 Comments

Does Malcolm Turnbull actually want to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act? Who the hell knows anymore.

As Triggs faces QUT 18C grilling, stats show improvement

As Triggs faces QUT 18C grilling, stats show improvement

Josh TaylorFeb 17, 20171 Comment

The Australian Human Rights Commission is resolving complaints before they get to court at a record rate, according to the commission.

Just what should be said that can't be said under 18C?

Just what should be said that can't be said under 18C?

Charlie LewisFeb 7, 20171 Comment

Ask those who want to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act: just what is it you want to say, exactly?

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

Liam ApterJan 9, 2017

From mankind’s divine freedom of speech to the Australian Human Rights Commission being a "get rich scheme for protected minorities", there are some eye-watering submissions to the 18C inquiry. Crikey intern Liam Apter rounds up the best.

Yet more calls for internet filtering

CrikeyNov 21, 2016

New South Wales parliament committee calls for the federal government to implement UK-style internet filtering.

IPA starts them young

Sep 6, 2016

The freedom-loving think tank is taking its subversive message to children in a slippery slope of freedom of speech.

Bill Leak, New Matilda and the freedom to troll

Bill Leak, New Matilda and the freedom to troll

Helen RazerDec 15, 20158 Comments

Yes, the cartoon in The Australian was racist. But it seems like it was published only to make the left jump up and down and scream "racism".

'If I don't go back, the government wins': the cartoonist risking 43 years in prison for art

'If I don't go back, the government wins': the cartoonist risking 43 years in prison for art

Claudette YazbekNov 16, 20151 Comment

Political cartoonist Zunar is facing up to 43 years in prison in Malaysia. But he's determined to face his accusers, writes Claudette Yazbek.

Fundamental right of dissent falls victim to braying mob

Fundamental right of dissent falls victim to braying mob

StilgherrianApr 27, 201521 Comments

What tweets do we have in store if even our national broadcasters won't defend our freedom-of-political speech?

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