Freedom fighters 8/2/2013
Those who have slammed the federal government’s recent attacks on free speech have been surprised by the silence from many who would be expected to deplore such totalitarianism.
Michael Sexton pointedly asks:
Amid this deafening silence from the supporters of the legislation, there has also been an absence of comment from a range of groups that are generally outspoken on questions of individual freedom. Where, for example, are the protests from legal professional bodies such as bar associations and law societies or from the various civil liberties organisations? And where is the protest from those perennial radicals and challengers of authority, the Greens?