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Topic: freedom of speech
Pauline Hanson (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

University funding cuts to reignite campus free speech war, with One Nation leading the charge

Pauline Hanson is front and centre in a new fight over freedom of speech at universities.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Humiliating backdown over media bill a lesson in fickle government

The Palaszczuk government — in announcing, boasting about and then withdrawing a bill targeting the media — has gifted the nation a lesson in fickle government. Reforms that were vital one day were in the bin the next.

Students at the University of Melbourne protest a visit by Tony Abbott in 2014 (Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

The academic freedom of speech list. Feel free to argue with it

The IPA has leapt to the defence of controversial academic Peter Ridd. But what other causes on campus have gotten them fired up?

Professor Peter Ridd

Reef sceptic proves a poor poster boy for intellectual martyrdom

A decision by the Full Federal Court has reaffirmed the rights of employers to visit consequences on those who too viciously bite the hand that feeds them.

Australia is one of the world’s freest countries, but plenty of work remains

Australia has scored highly in a new report from global freedom watchdog Freedom House. But things are still far from perfect.

George Christensen

Lest we forget George Christensen’s selective approach to free speech

George Christensen has inserted himself into a debate about politically contentious art. Crikey takes a look back at the MP's mixed messaging on the issue of free speech.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Provocative comments go both ways, prime minister

Scott Morrison thinks politicians should stop making 'provocative comments'. Yet he doesn't seem to have any problem making them himself.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.

Israel Folau leaves a conciliation hearing at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney. (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

Keeping up with the Folaus

The Folau family are causing further headaches for the right and the religious freedom debate — with the latest installment involving Israel's cousin Josiah calling the Catholic church a 'synagogue of Satan'.

Israel Folau (Image:AP/Rick Rycroft)

The right is destined to lose the fight on Folau

In the wake of Israel Folau's sacking, sections of the conservative right are pushing for greater religious freedoms. But in doing so they risk blowing up the rights they already have.

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