Category: Petitions

Petition: Repeal section 18c and 18d of the Racial Discrimination Act

I am writing to formally submit to the Committee that Section 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act must be repealed in its entirety.

I believe 18c and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act needs to repealed for the following reasons:

The Act reduces liberty

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right owned by all citizens and that the ability to exercise that right is crucial to intellectual discovery, learning, enlightenment, science, law, free trade and most aspects of a free society. The exercise of free speech breaches no individual’s common law rights nor can it be said to breach anyone else’s “natural rights”; their right to life, liberty and property.

In a free society, speech is moderated by custom, peer pressure, cultural norms and a variety of other social factors. In contrast, placing legislative limits on speech is a hallmark of of socialist, marxist, theocratic or fascists states … Read the rest

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