LIBERTY SLAMS BRANDIS CHANGES TO THE RDA
Liberty Victoria today attacked new government proposals to dilute protections against racist speech.
Liberty President, Jane Dixon SC, said that ‘freedom of speech is a fundamental value in a pluralistic and democratic society. At the same time, however, international and common law recognizes that this freedom has limits’.
The Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, has proposed that existing legal protections against insulting, offensive and humiliating speech based on race and ethnic origin should be repealed.