Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm plans to introduce a bill to change racial discrimination laws, saying section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be removed.
“Free speech is free speech, there’s no qualification to it, let’s just remove 18C entirely and everything that goes with it,” Senator Leyonhjelm told Insiders.
The ABC article argues against Malcolm Roberts for saying
“the current racial discrimination laws had been introduced to “nobble” conservative commentator Andrew Bolt, and added that “Julia Gillard did that.”
But they fail to mention that the only high-profile person the law has been used against is … Andrew Bolt, while Gillard was PM. The point is that the law includes a great deal of leeway for selective enforcement…. so in a sense it was introduced to nobble those the bureaucrats and the ABC do not like.