Nicola Roxon defends laws on offence
In their blind haste to control Australians with a zeal unimagined by previous generations Labor defends its intent to trample upon our freedoms and Constitution. While Roxon, Wong, et al spin like tops they seem bent on ignoring senior legal advice and opinion. Power and control is taking on an ugly face in Australia. GC.Ed.
The exposure draft of the law has been criticised by media companies and retired NSW chief judge and ABC chairman Jim Spigelman on free speech grounds, as it would allow a discrimination claim over conduct that insulted or offended a person in relation to "protected attributes" including political opinion and religion.