“Freedom of Speech”

I’ve noticed a lot lately, especially after the Christchurch attacks. A LOT of Australians going on about “Freedom of Speech” and how because of this, they can use hate speech. One problem with that…Australia doesn’t actually have Freedom of Speech, that’s an entirely American thing, because of the 1A. Australia doesn’t have a 1A, let alone a 2A or 100A. Australia has an implied freedom of political communication.

 

2 thoughts on ““Freedom of Speech”

  1. Freedom of speech in my view includes a responsibility to use it wisely. It’s not a free licence to whip up hysteria and hate. Actions have consequences and speech is no different.

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