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The Resource Speech Matters

Speech Matters

Label
Speech Matters
Title
Speech Matters
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Gelber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why is Australia's current attitude towards freedom of speech harmful to democracy? Australia is the land of the 'fair go'. But does this attitude extend to freedom of speech? Unlike the US, Australia has no Bill of Rights to protect our right to free speech, yet most Australians take this right for granted. In Speech Matters, political analyst Katharine Gelber shows why many of Australia's laws and policies, supported by the wider public, are actually harmful to democratic participation in politics. A council officer shuts down a Sydney art exhibition that sends a political message about the Iraq war; Big Day Out organisers are attacked for asking attendees not to wear the Australian flag after the Cronulla riots. Gelber investigates a wide range of political expression to see how we value free speech: from different uses of the national flag, hate speech and anti-terrorism laws to protest, campaigns against corporate actions and art. Gelber considers the laws and policies that regulate behaviour alongside the views of everyday Australians about these issues. What Gelber finds is a political culture that is failing free speech. Our laws allow powerful companies to silence dissent while making peaceful protests difficult to carry out. Speech Matters tackles these controversial issues head-on, providing compelling reasons for why we should protect the types of speech that give everyone a voice in deciding how our country is run
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Katharine Gelber
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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History / Australia & New Zealand
Target audience
adult
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getting free speech right
Label
Speech Matters
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780702247323
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Speech Matters
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702247323
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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