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Hate Speech Law vs Free Speech: Part One

In a free and open society, distasteful opinions are met with open inquiry, civil dialogue and debate. If I don’t like what you say, even if I find it offensive, I meet your ideas with my own in an attempt to discover something approaching the truth. But this is all about to change, with potentially devastating consequences.

Hate Speech Law vs Free Speech: Part One
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Things That Make Me Go Hmm

Every Government Department or agency has to have a Maori name.
Every Government report has to have a Maori name.
Every new park or reserve has to have a Maori name but…

Things That Make Me Go Hmm

Demand the Debate on He Puapua

Even though He Puapua has finally been acknowledged as not being official Government policy, nearly two years after it was received by Nanaia Mahuta, Jacinda Ardern’s Government has spent that time implementing numerous recommendations from the report behind your back.

Demand the Debate on He Puapua
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The BFD General Debate

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Clown Face of the Day

Free to express their views huh? So free that they are forced to resign for having an unpopular fact-based opinion? Pull the other one! Honk! Honk!

Clown Face of the Day

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Wednesday Weapons

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