No free speech for racists, says Federal Attorny-General Robert McClelland
Peter Veness: Adelaide Advertiser | April 27, 2010
“FREEDOM of speech only goes so far and it does not stretch to racism,” Attorney-General Robert McClelland says.
“It may well be appropriate to set some limitation to public expression of hateful material,” Mr McClelland said.
He said cyber-racism was a growing area of concern for the Human Rights Commission. Eighteen per cent of racism complaints handed to the Commission in 2008-09 were about racist internet material, up from nine per cent in the previous year. [more …]