Journal article

Abstract: This article reviews the decision of the Federal Court in Eatock v Bolt and then turns to its aftermath — the campaign to amend of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The campaign to amend s 18C, like any public debate of a complex legal issue, was at times unsatisfactory. However, in this article it is argued that there were deeper flaws in the campaign against s 18C that undermined the very commitment to freedom of speech on which the campaign was based.

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