Submission of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Justice proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination
This submission, from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, provides feedback on the New Zealand government's proposals to broaden protection against hate speech.
In this paper, UK historian Simon Heffer argues that much of the power of identity politics is to make normally rational people who consider themselves part of an oppressor majority behave in an irrational and self-hating way.
When federal parliament resumes next month, the Senate will vote on controversial new regulations governing charities. One leading Liberal Senator, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, has expressed her fear that the rule could curb freedom of speech.
This report looks at key philosophical and ideological issues underlying cancel culture and examines the flawed foundations upon which Critical Theory rests. The report also sets out some key principles to guide responses to critics who insist that Australia — a country we know exemplifies...
This report highlights that as COVID-19 spread across the world during the year, governments across the democratic spectrum repeatedly resorted to excessive surveillance, discriminatory restrictions on freedoms like movement and assembly, and arbitrary or violent enforcement of such restrictions by police and non-state actors.
This report is the product of an effort to understand the scale and scope of “transnational repression,” in which governments reach across national borders to silence dissent among their diaspora and exile communities.
Report of the Independent Review of the adoption of the model code on freedom of speech and academic freedom
This document is the final report of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM's review of Australian universities' alignment with the Model Code on freedom of speech and academic freedom, recommended by the Hon. Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of freedom of speech in Australian...
This report sets forth a series of functional steps to enable citizens, governments and platforms to deal with the matter of harmful speech in a free and democratic, rights-based society like Canada.
Like all modern societies, Australia has to understand, interpret and learn from its history. In this paper, Peter Kurti argues that we must be sure to protect our country, our communities and our citizens from the three dangers posed by cancel culture — the corrosion...