Free speech is under attack in Australia.
‘THE law that was used to silence Andrew Bolt has been supercharged by the Gillard government’s proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws.
Bolt was found to have breached section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, which says it is unlawful to offend or insult someone on the basis of racial or ethnic characteristics in a public space.
But Attorney-General Nicola Roxon’s proposed changes massively expand the list of characteristics people can be offended by, expanding the jurisdiction into shops, workplaces and sporting clubs.
The regime will provide a new weapon in the war on free speech by even including “political opinion” as a ground on which people can be discriminated against.
This extraordinary change makes even innocuous political expressions subject to the law – a person need only be offended or insulted in order to make out a claim. Shop owners displaying signs in support of a political candidate may now be legally discriminating against employees who want the other guy to win…’
From: The Australian
November 23, 2012 12:00AM (Reported by Andrew Bolt)
‘THE Australian government is developing new software to monitor citizens’ social media conversations.
…..CSIRO is developing a second social media monitoring tool, called Vizie, which may have far broader political implications.
The software detects and monitors conversation topics – including those which may be politically sensitive – across a range of websites..’
Leftists/”progressives”/socialists are not welcome here. Pay for your own soapbox.
‘I believe that politicians, lawyers, busy-bodies and do-gooders are like salamis- greatly improved by hanging for a time.’ Oswald Bastable
- "The loss of freedom is like cancer; it will spread slowly but surely across all parts of society until our liberty has been utterly eaten away and we are left with nothing but a half-forgotten idea of what freedom was."