Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate Israel Folau’s contract completely corrupts free speech in Australia

Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate Israel Folau’s contract completely corrupts free speech in Australia. By Jessica Cortis.

Alan Jones has hit out at Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate high-profile rugby player Israel Folau’s contract saying the decision has “completely corrupted” free speech in Australia.

It comes as the sport star’s $4 million contract with Rugby Australia is set to be scrapped following a homophobic social media post condemning homosexuals, drunks and liars where Folau says “Hell awaits you”.

“It’s got nothing to do with Israel, or rugby, or religion, or homosexuals. Where are we in this country on free speech?” Jones said on his 2GB radio show this morning. …

Here is the offending speech:

The law prevents anyone from being sacked for being homosexual, and presumably for saying anything in favor or homosexuality. Yet the law permits sacking for speaking against homosexuality. Therefore the law allows and protects one point of view, and discriminates against the contrary. Yep, no free speech here.