Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: free speech
What the continued detention of children says about modern Australia

What the continued detention of children says about modern Australia

Crikey readers discuss children in detention, the 'free speech crisis' and the Adani mine.

How a judge’s report reignited the endless campus culture wars over ‘free speech’

How a judge’s report reignited the endless campus culture wars over ‘free speech’

In April, the former chief justice found there was no evidence of a “freedom of speech crisis” at Australian universities. And while that should have been the end of it, the debate continues.

How the campus free speech ‘crisis’ landed in Australia

How the campus free speech ‘crisis’ landed in Australia

Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

White terror

White terror

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.

What’s really at stake in the Steve Bannon New Yorker furore (hint: it isn’t free speech)

What’s really at stake in the Steve Bannon New Yorker furore (hint: it isn’t free speech)

The numerous controversies surrounding Steve Bannon's media appearances, including on our own Four Corners, have little to do with free speech.

John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

For the Turnbull government, its mates get to break the rules with impunity, but any critic or opponent who can be vindictively pursued will be.

Palestinian Authority’s violent new era of stifling free speech

Palestinian Authority’s violent new era of stifling free speech

As the Palestinian Authority scrambles to maintain political power, it's engaging in violent attacks on Palestinians expressing dissent. Who does this action really benefit?

Where are all the ‘free speech’ advocates now?

Where are all the ‘free speech’ advocates now?

Crikey readers respond to the government's prosecution of Bernard Collaery, and Border Force's letter to a baby.

Is this the most repressive government in our history?

Is this the most repressive government in our history?

The controversy over its foreign donation and foreign interference proposals confirms that this "Liberal" government is the most authoritarian in decades.