Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Speech’

Freedom of speech, religious liberty, abortion, gender issues costly for Labor Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019
religious liberty

Well, he did it. Bill Shorten snatched defeat right out of the jaws of victory. Which is all the more embarrassing when you remember how he formerly introduced himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Australia’s next Prime Minister. But, incredibly, not only did all of the media pundits get the election result wrong, but so did Read more

Hate Speech – who decides what is insulting or offensive? Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
hate speech

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told Newshub that her government won’t ban criticism of religious groups, but it is reviewing whether New Zealand laws go far enough in stopping violence against them. Both ACT party leader David Seymour and Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appear to agree that people should be allowed to express their Read more

Concern about curtailment of civil liberties after mosque shooting Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
cicl libertie

New Zealand’s Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has not question the banning of the graphic video of the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch but they believe other moves go too far. In their recent newsletters and press releases, they say that the wake of terror attacks, governments often consider curtailing a number of civil liberties. “With that Read more

Hate Speech: MP wants media to have “duty of care” Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
hate speech

Labour backbencher Louisa Wall, is looking at the possibility of drafting legislation that would impose a “duty of care” on media organisations. In June she told the Herald on Sunday she would like a “duty of care” clause added to the Bill of Rights Act, so people could be held accountable for their use of free Read more

Everyone is allowed freedom of speech, everyone except Brian Tamaki Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hannah Tamaki has hit back on Twitter, supporting a message from one of the church’s members that accused the gay community of double standards and hit out at bullies and critics of husband Brian Tamaki and Destiny Church. “The gay community want to be free to express themselves, to be accepted no matter what they Read more

Ban on prolife club at university like banning books say Bishops Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops (NZCBC) have expressed concern at the decision of Auckland University’s student Association (AUSA) to ban a ProLife Club. “The Catholic Church has learned through dark periods in our own history that banning free-thinking and persecuting those with different views is a shameful and retrograde step for society,” said Bishop Patrick Read more

Fiji: Methodists say proposed law will prevent accountability Comments 0

Monday, May 29th, 2017
accountability

The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Bill being considered by Fiji’s parliament will silence the essential independent accountability of agencies such as the media, civil society, religious organisations and others. This is the opinion expressed by the Methodist Church in its submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights last Thursday. The Read more

Grand-standing on blasphemy law – archaic but no real threat Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
blasphemy

Bishop Steve Lowe the Catholic Bishop of the Hamilton says New Zealanders are fortunate to live in a land where freedom of speech and belief was enshrined in law and blasphemy laws seem archaic. “Some years ago I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Pakistan at a time when their Blasphemy Laws were causing real Read more

IM GOD number plate request rejected Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

IM GOD is not allowed as a number plate message in Kentucky. Bernie L Hart, who is an atheist, said he applied for the number plate because he wants to spread his views about religion. In his opinion, there’s no way anyone can prove or disprove a person’s claim to be God. He wants others Read more

Fiji Times charged over ‘inciteful’ article against Muslims Comments 1

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three senior officials of The Fiji Times and another man appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief, Fred Wesley and The Fiji Times general manager/publisher Hank Arts, the Fiji Times Limited. They are charged with inciting communal antagonism in relation to letter to the editor Read more