Under Victoria's hate-speech laws, you can’t say something that will “offend” someone if it is based on race

Andrew Bolt:

Pardon me, Warren, but I should be free to disagree with you – and am not

the Prime Minister is getting from Warren Mundine, who is missing the point:

Warren Mundine, the head of Tony Abbott’s Indigenous Council, has reportedly directly advised the Prime Minister not to make the proposed change and to leave the “causing offence” clause in the legislation.

Mr Mundine is reported as saying: “None of us can see what the problem is with (the ‘causing offence’ clause).

“I do not believe this legislation has stopped freedom of speech. I speak quite freely.”

But I’m sorry, Mr Mundine, the test should not be whether you — or people who have the same views as you — are able to speak freely.

These people are dumb:

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam last week gave a speech calling the Prime Minister a “racist” and a “homophobe”.   ABC reporter applauds

 

One thought on “Under Victoria's hate-speech laws, you can’t say something that will “offend” someone if it is based on race”

  1. Surely calling the PM a rascist is ‘offensive’ to the PM and should therefore be prosecuted.
    You are right “These people are dumb” – whoops, was that offensive too?

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