Free Speech

The Turnbull Government’s Disgraceful Free Speech Fail
26 August 2016

The Turnbull Government’s Disgraceful Free Speech Fail

The spectacle of Malcolm Turnbull arguing passionately for higher taxes on self-funded retirees while saying the reform of laws restricting freedom of speech in Australia was not a priority sits uneasily with what he said on the night he became prime minister. In the evening of September 15, 2015, he laid down the measure against which his time as PM
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WARNING: This Article Contains Ideas That Offend
19 August 2016

WARNING: This Article Contains Ideas That Offend

Trigger warnings-alerts before content that could cause emotional discomfort-are an attack on intellectual freedom. The warnings change understanding, damage student mental health, and contradict the entire purpose of higher education: to challenge, not coddle, students. Following the concerning American trend, trigger warnings have quietly crept into Australian universities in recent years. They have become replete across student publications and organisations,
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Time To Act: Curbs On Free Speech Must Go
19 August 2016

Time To Act: Curbs On Free Speech Must Go

A free speech revolution is just over the horizon. Several recent events are demonstrating that Australians are sick and tired of a political class that gets to decide the limits of public debate and restrict the free flow of ideas. Such a system is anti-democratic, and it is being rejected. Three key events are shaping the debate on freedom of
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20 June 2016

Bolt: Worth Fighting For

“One bloke who sticks his head up is Andrew Bolt…writing with clarity and conviction.” – Alan Jones, 2GB. Andrew Bolt is Australia’s most prominent and controversial commentator. In this second book of columns and reflections, Bolt is again in the front lines of our most urgent political and social debates, from Islam and immigration to the green movement and the
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How 18C Is Corrupting Our Legal Rights
16 June 2016

How 18C Is Corrupting Our Legal Rights

Everyone knows s18C diminishes the right to freedom of speech, but what people don’t know is that 18C also diminishes the right to a fair trial. The IPA’s Simon Breheny explains how a Facebook post by a QUT student turned into a three year legal saga. Written and Produced by James Bolt Directed by Saul Muscatel
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1 May 2016

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2016

Freedom of speech is under serious threat at Australian universities. The Free Speech on Campus Audit 2016 is a systematic review of intellectual freedom on Australian campuses using a methodology adapted from American and British assessments of university free speech. Each Australian university has been assigned a red, amber, or green speech ranking, based upon their policies and past actions.
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25 February 2009

100 Great Book Of Liberty: The Essential Introduction To The Greatest Idea Of Western Civilisation

100 Great Books of Liberty is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the books which made liberty the most important idea of Western Civilisation. From Plato’s The Republic and The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, these 100 books have laid the foundation for the modern world. Covering history, biography, philosophy, politics,
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