Freedom of Speech

John Hartigan

“In Australia we cherish the freedom to tell it as it is. It’s part of our heritage, and now ingrained in our culture: we like our facts unfettered so we can form opinions in our own way, and speak up when things aren’t right.

It’s what we call freedom, and to a large extent we have it in this country. Compared to corrupt states like Fiji and Zimbabwe, we are indeed a lucky land with generally free speech and a free media. We take it for granted …”