The proof is incontrovertible. The wall around free speech is being built higher.
Malcolm Turnbull and his entire government have decided that anti-free speech provisions in the Racial Discrimination Act will stay. It will remain an offence to ‘offend’ or ‘insult’. Worse, the apparatus that judges whether you have ‘offended’ or ‘insulted’ is entirely compromised. The Human Rights Commission is biased left-wing joke.
If I had my way, I wouldn’t just be repealing those words. I’d shred the entire Act and bulldoze the place where Gillian Triggs pretends to do useful things.
From Sky News:
The Coalition’s second most senior figure in the Senate insists the government won’t be supporting a move by one of its backbenchers to change race hate speech laws.
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has thrown down the gauntlet to his colleagues, vowing to use the first week of the new parliament to introduce a private bill that seeks to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’ from section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
The government’s position was very clear, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told ABC radio on Thursday: ‘We will not initiate or support any changes … it’s a debate we had two years ago.’