The UN’s backdoor attack on free speech

The UN’s backdoor attack on free speech, by Rohan Indra.

One of the most sensible acts committed by the Morrison government has been rejecting the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, a document that would shift Australia towards open borders and would surrender parts of our sovereignty in determining our own immigration policies in favour of unelected UN bureaucrats.  …

While the Morrison government has rightly refused to sign the document, Bill Shorten is yet to voice his position. …

Objective 17 explicitly puts an impetus on governments to “shape perceptions of migration”. This effectively requires governments to intrude into public debate to shove sanitised progressive-academia views down people’s throats. It implies funnelling even more taxpayer dollars into spurious public education campaigns and ads about being more respectful about race with an assumption of guilt that everyone is a racist that needs re-educating. This is Big Brother government in a nutshell disguised by the Trojan horse of being a good global citizen. …

Article 33 aims to promote ‘independent and objective reporting’ by ‘sensitising’ and ‘educating’ reporters on terminology and appropriate messages. This is nothing more than doublespeak for interfering with the fourth estate – something which is not acceptable in a free society, and which is more reminiscent of totalitarian regimes who crack down on the independence of the media in order to support the government’s own agenda or desired slant on issues.

hat-tip Stephen Neil