Free speech and Section 18C

jim allanUnless a macabre fascination with the death throes of two once-decent newspapers is your motivation, it is likely you no longer waste time and money on The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, its even more addled Fairfax stablemate. Every now and then, however, something worth reading slips through the filter of undergrad sensibilities and actually makes it into print, an opinion column by frequent Quadrant contributor Jim Allen (left) being the most recent of those rare examples.

“In the US there are no hate speech laws of any kind. In France there are plenty. Where do you think Jews or Muslims are better integrated into society as equal citizens?”

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