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The new paradigm of freedom

27 May 2014
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'Greater freedom’ is the new buzz word in Australian politics. The federal government plans to repeal the “hate speech” provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act – effectively removing the restriction to offend, insult or humiliate people because of their race. So what does freedom mean in Australia and do existing laws really limit our freedoms?

Total running time: 53:59

Guests

Joe Caputo, Chair of Federation of Ethic Communities’ Councils of Australia

Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Wendy Bacon, Professorial Fellow, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology Sydney

Interviewer: Damien Carrick, RN presenter of the Law Report

Credits

Presenter: Paul Barclay

Producer: Karin Zsivanovits

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