Right now, I’m in Sydney, Australia, meeting our new Rebel team. Australia, like Canada and the UK, really needs an alternative media outlet like ours, to bring them the other side of the story.
Like Canada, Australia is dealing with Islamification, the absorption of Muslim migrants, the environment and foreign funded extremist groups. One issue that kept coming up in our conversations was censorship.
You might recall that here in Canada, I was put through ringer by the Human Rights Commissions when I published the so-called "Mohammed cartoons."
They have a similar institution in Australia, and their version of Section 13, the censorship provision we fought to abolish in Canada, is called Section 18C.
However, Section 18C actually bans words that are “offensive,” whatever that means.
Of course, it’s being used to silence legitimate political conversation.
Tonight, I talk to Australians who have been caught up in Section 18C, and are fighting back:
Student Calum Thwaites; Lorraine Finlay, lecturer at the Murdoch University School of Law; and Rory Bromfield, director of the Freedom Association.