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24 Mar Back the 18C amendments or face another QUT fiasco

James Paterson -- The Australian -- 24 March 2017   Across the political spectrum, everyone agrees the Queensland University of Technology students’ case under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act was an appalling injustice. Everyone says they want to ensure a case like it never happens again. But...

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21 Mar Government’s proposed 18c reform

“The government’s proposal to reform 18C is a major step forward for free speech. I am pleased the government has been guided by the human rights committee’s report to change the Human Rights Commission’s processes and the law itself. Only a combination of these two reforms...

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17 Mar Reform 18C or risk losing it

Chris Merritt -- The Australian -- 17 March, 2017   When the government reveals its plan for section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, it will be judged against two criteria: Will it end the furore? And will it address 18C’s vulnerability to a constitutional challenge? Unless the...

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