Tag Archives: Free Speech Coalition

Free Speech Victory — The BFD

 

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David FarrarFree Speech Coalition In a matter of days the Government has reconsidered its definition of “essential media” so that it will now include those publications which meet the following criteria: serves a need for hard to reach rural communities, with reduced connectivity, and/or serves non-English speaking communities, and have appropriate health and safety measures to…

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High Court Says Free Speech Defence Is NOT Public Interest — The BFD

 

In 2018 many supporters of free speech donated to the Free Speech Coalition which was founded as a result of Phil Goff de-platforming Canadian speakers Stephen Molyneux and Lauren Southern and Don Brash being ‘uninvited’ as a speaker by Massey University. In just a few days, the FSC raised enough money to go to Court…

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Lizzie Confuses Reputation with Free Speech — The BFD

 

When Renae Maihi went to court, I couldn’t help but wonder where Don Brash, David Seymour and the free speech brigade were. Given that Brash and his “Free Speech Coalition” quickly rushed to court to defend Lauren Southern and what’s-his-face Molyneux’s right to free speech, I waited for them to run to the media to…

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What price free speech asks Massey academic — Kiwiblog

Massey senior lecturer Steve Elers writes: On one hand, Massey has to deal with the complexities of “free speech”, which in itself is completely subjective – even the Free Speech Coalition lists eight “categories of speech that are not included in free speech”.On the other hand, there are economic considerations that must be taken into account. All…

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The Free Speech Coalition Needs Your Support — The BFD

 

On Monday we announced that the Free Speech Coalition intends to appeal the High Court’s decision rejecting our application for judicial review of Regional Facilities Auckland’s de-platforming of two Canadian speakers that ‘Auckland Peace Action’ was going to protest and Phil Goff boasted about cancelling. Friday afternoon our lawyers filed our ‘Notice of Appeal’ at…

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Free Speech Coalition to Appeal High Court’s Decision with Your Help — The BFD

 

There has been close to universal condemnation of last week’s decision by the High Court to reject the Free Speech Coalition’s application for a judicial review of the decision of Regional Facilities Auckland last year to de-platform two Canadian speakers who Mayor Phil Goff didn’t like. Unless the Free Speech Coalition appeals this decision, the…

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Does NZ Want Censorship? — WOBH | Media

Earlier this week I sat down with Patrick Corish and National Party MP Simon O’Connor for the latest episode of the Free Speech Coalition Podcast. Has New Zealand stopped being proud of freedom? Does it now want censorship – authorities deciding what can’t be discussed? We agreed on seeing a generational shift against freedom of…

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Equal citizenship is not hate-speech — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Banning Don Brash from a university is one thing but suggesting that advocacy of arguments made by New Zealanders such as him should be made illegal is a whole lot worse. It was precisely these sorts of threats that sparked the creation of the Free Speech Coalition last year. They have set up a petition…

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This is bad for free speech — Your NZ

There have been overreactions to perceived threats or possible unsavoury speech, particularly from Massey University, but there have also been some concerning reactions. Free Speech Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC The Free Speech Coalition has resolved that, contingent on raising sufficient funds, it will be issuing legal proceedings against the Vice-Chancellor […]

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Free Speech Coalition here to stay — Kiwiblog

Damn Massey University! I was busy enough as it was. I have a 20 month old boy to co-parent. I have a polling company to run. A (taxpayers) union to govern. A blog which needs five to ten articles a day plus I am already involved in three campaigns on topical issues. More than enough.…

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Free Speech Coalition files proceedings against Goff and Auckland Council — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The Free Speech Coalition has now filed proceedings against Mayor Goff and Auckland Council under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. This came after the Coalition presented the Mayor with an open letter suggesting he avoid the cost of litigation by reopening discussions with the promoters of the event in question. The open letter outlined: The…

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Free speech papers filed in Auckland court — Your NZ

The Free Speech Coalition was formed after Auckland mayor Phil Goff said he wouldn’t allow two right wing Canadians to speak at any council owned venue, and Auckland Live cancelled their booking. $50 thousand was raised, and now papers have been filed in court. The Free Speech Coalition has now filed proceedings against Mayor Goff […]

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