HUMAN RIGHTS

Submission: on Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act

Pursuant to the section 7(c) of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, on 8 November 2016 the Attorney-General...

Meredith Doig

11 December 2016

Why walking out on bigots is a bad idea
HUMAN RIGHTS

Why walking out on bigots is a bad idea

Sections 18C/D read like they were written by a parent who wants to be seen as stern yet laidback....

Chris Fotinopoulos

15 September 2016

Trying To Silence Unwelcome Views Only Perpetuates Them
HUMAN RIGHTS

Trying To Silence Unwelcome Views Only Perpetuates Them

Give bigots their right to speak. Source: Trying To Silence Unwelcome Views Only Perpetuates Them If parliament legislates for...

Hugh Harris

06 September 2016

Free Speech and 18C: A Rationalist’s Perspective On A Way Forward
HUMAN RIGHTS

Free Speech and 18C: A Rationalist’s Perspective On A Way Forward

With conservatives and libertarians leading yet another campaign to degrade racial discrimination protections, Dr Meredith Doig weighs in with...

Meredith Doig

23 August 2016

The social cost of religious freedom
Discrimination

The social cost of religious freedom

Conservative religious groups need to respect views on sexuality that run counter to their own, just as they demand...

Chris Fotinopoulos

01 May 2016

Slurs Are A Poor Counterfeit For Reason
HUMAN RIGHTS

Slurs Are A Poor Counterfeit For Reason

There's a subtle but crucial difference between respecting the beliefs of others, and respecting their right to hold those...

Hugh Harris

28 February 2016

Submission: Religious Freedom Roundtable
HUMAN RIGHTS

Submission: Religious Freedom Roundtable

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Religious Freedom Roundtable   25 September 2015 Introduction The Rational Society of...

Meredith Doig

27 September 2015

Badmouthing god: blasphemy and freedom of expression
HUMAN RIGHTS

Badmouthing god: blasphemy and freedom of expression

THE trouble with freedom of expression is that it applies to our enemies as well as our friends. We have to grant it...

Ian Robinson

15 January 2015