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Hey, big spender ... QUT 18c case student reveals political leanings ... should she stay or should she go? ...
Free speech is amazing, unless it's a greenie protest, then it's terrorism.
It is all about freedom. And speech. And rights. And it doesn't actually matter, because for the last time, the Racial Discrimination Act is not going to be amended.
The government has used the culture war of changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to bide time while company tax cut negotiations continue.
Does Malcolm Turnbull actually want to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act? Who the hell knows anymore.
Brandis' new 18C legislation means significant process changes for the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Liberal Party needs a leader who can govern from the centre but placate its radical base. It's unclear if it can produce one, write Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor.
And guess whose fault that is?
Good morning, early birds. Change ahead for the Human Rights Commission, but not section 18c, and Peter Dutton's secret marriage equality plan. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers and Charlie Lewis.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promises making it harder to make complaints under 18C will actually strengthen the law.