Last week’s 18C issue had a rather galling postscript, with the Libs confirming that the push was an attempt to grease the wheels of One Nation voters.
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Current Affairs Wrap. We’ve had terror in London, a faint heartbeat from Obamacare and a unique tribute to Harmony Day from our PM.
Yesterday, the Turnbull Government reached peak Turnbull Government, in that they’ve become fluent in doublespeak, using it on multiple fronts.
Turnbull’s changes to 18C have been tabled, but what do you think? We’ve asked both sides of the fence to give their perspective.
After the Adam Goodes backlash, Ugur Nedim explains what punishments could be enforced on those who express racist views in the future.
The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) releases a new report “Je Suis Humain: Responsible free speech in the shadow of Charlie Hebdo” in response to debate raging over free speech.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap highlights the sensitivities of our finest – Fred Nile, Rupert Murdoch and Cory Bernardi – following Charlie Hebdo.
Michael Burrill covers a fortnight where, from PRISM to the Whitehouse Institute of Design, sticking noses into other peoples business seemed the order of the day.
Maria Tedeschi, outspoken in opposition to the proposed 18c changes, joins many others (Tim Wilson? Ah, no) in applauding the “leader’s call” on the contentious issue.
In a new fortnightly feature for TBS, Michael Burrill will look back over recent current affairs, home and abroad, that caught his attention and yours.
Not wanting to live in the “not-so-lucky country”, Maria Tedeschi urges Attorney General George Brandis to not alter the Racial Discrimination Act.