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ABC chairman Jim Spigelman slams ALP laws that make it illegal to be offensive | The Australian

ABC chairman and former top jurist Jim Spigelman has warned that a planned overhaul of discrimination law will impose unprecedented restrictions on free speech, including making it unlawful to offend people, leaving the nation isolated from international norms.

The Gillard government’s planned consolidation of all federal discrimination laws would significantly redraw the line between permissible and unlawful speech and open the way for the banning of publications, said Mr Spigelman, the immediate past chief justice of NSW.

via ABC chairman Jim Spigelman slams ALP laws that make it illegal to be offensive | The Australian.

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