Bill Shorten the real loser in battle over 18C | Law

Bill Shorten the real loser in battle over 18C

Professor George Williams AO speaks to The Australian (31 March 2017) regarding the proposed changes to Section 18C.

Professor Williams said, "I can live with a single standard. It just should not be the standard in 18C.”

“It should be a higher threshold that properly respects freedom of speech, and if it does that I think that could properly be included in a consolidation. If they did go down that path, and we don’t get 18C fixed now, maybe it’s a chance to look again at these issues and under the cover of consolidation maybe fix this problem.”

“If you included religion it would need to be a very high threshold. There could not possibly be anything about offending and insulting,” Williams says.

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