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Freedom of speech? More like freedom to be a racist

To no one’s great surprise, I guess, the government has finally caved in to pressure and announced an inquiry into “freedom of speech”.

Freedom of speech - The Canberra Times 1aA better title might be the “freedom to be a racist” though, in view of the fact that the Racial Discrimination Act is the sole focus of the inquiry.

Announced by Attorney-General George Brandis on November 8, the inquiry of the Parliamentary Joint Committee will consider whether the act imposes “unreasonable restrictions” on…

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