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Massey deprives students with new policy

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:50 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Responding to the launch of Massey University's new policy and code regarding free speech and external speaker, Free Speech Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says: More >>

Cancel the Kiwi summer: ice cream doesn’t make you happy

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:17 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition says it is crazy overreach by the Advertising Standards Authority to order a take down of an ice cream sign that includes the apparently irresponsible claim that “ice cream makes you happy”. More >>

FSC offers help to Massey in writing its free speech policy

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:25 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Free Speech Coalition offers help to Massey University in drafting its policy on free speech on campus and points to the University of Chicago's statement on free speech as a template. More >>

Massey’s capitulation on feminist event disgraceful"

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:27 am | Free Speech Coalition

Responding to Massey University’s decision to cancel the upcoming ‘Feminism 2020’ event, Free Speech Coalition member Melissa Derby (who had been scheduled to speak at the event) says: More >>

Free Speech Coalition set to appeal Phil Goff decision

Monday, 7 October 2019, 2:56 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition is to appeal last week’s decision of the High Court in relation to the Coalition’s judicial review of Regional Facilities Auckland’s decision to de-platform two controversial Canadian speakers last year, for which ... More >>

Free Speech Coalition astonished by winning of ‘thugs veto'

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:46 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Reacting to the decision of His Honour Justice Pheroze Jagose , Free Speech Coalition Counsel, Jack Hodder QC, said: “With our clients, we will need to consider carefully what the judgment does and does not say, and consider the options, including rights ... More >>

Free Speech Coalition Disappointed

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 11:42 am | Free Speech Coalition

Free Speech Coalition Disappointed to see Canterbury University’s about-face 27 September 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canterbury University’s about-face on neutral role regarding the controversial student law revue is a disappointing display of ... More >>

Auckland Council and Mayor Goff case to be heard monday

Friday, 30 August 2019, 4:14 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The hearings in the litigation crowd-funded by the Free Speech Coalition following Mayor Phil Goff’s public claims that he de-platformed two controversial Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues, begins at the Auckland High Court on Monday at ... More >>

Canterbury Correct In Not Interfering with Student Comedy

Monday, 26 August 2019, 7:21 pm | Free Speech Coalition

University of Canterbury Correct In Not Interfering with Student Comedy 26 August 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Speech Coalition urges University of Canterbury to resist bullying calls to suppress student freedom of speech. As an arm of the state, ... More >>

Government right to protect free speech from foreign actors

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 5:04 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Government deserves praise for taking proactive and public steps against the Chinese Consulate’s attempt to interfere with speech at universities, says the Free Speech Coalition. Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Dr David Cumin says, “It ... More >>

Caution urged on planned abortion protest restrictions

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:12 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Responding to the planned ban on protest within 150m of abortion clinics, Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Rachel Poulain says: More >>

Politicians should be reminded not to misuse Police

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 5:50 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Politicians should be reminded not to misuse Police to suppress criticism 25 MAY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Free Speech Coalition calls on the Police and Human Rights Commission to remind politicians that they can’t misuse false complaints ... More >>

Anti-speech laws will serve political elite

Monday, 15 April 2019, 12:50 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Justice Minister Andrew Little has shown how new anti-speech laws would be twisted to suit the political elite, says the Free Speech Coalition. This is in response to Mr Little’s statements suggesting it should be easier to complain about (and ... More >>

Free Speech Coalition will defend free speech rights

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 1:42 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition will campaign against new laws to supress traditional freedom of speech signalled by Justice Minister Andrew Little . More >>

Intervention over ISPs has free speech implications

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 2:23 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Government has set a dangerous precedent for free speech by asking ISPs to continue blocking certain websites, says the Free Speech Coalition. More >>

Banning of manifesto a step too far

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 5:24 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition says the Censor’s banning of the Christchurch terrorist attacker’s manifesto is wrong, unconstitutional, and counterproductive. More >>

Australian Gov correct in allowing Yiannopoulos to speak

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:57 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Government should confirm it shares the position of Australia’s Immigration Minister, who has lifted the ban of controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos from entering the country. Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Patrick Corish says, “ ... More >>

Massey does the right thing by allowing Iti to speak

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 3:15 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Massey University’s invitation of activist Tame Iti as ‘resident activist’ shows the university’s leadership has turned on facilitating controversial speech and is welcomed by the Free Speech Coalition . Spokesperson for the Free Speech Coalition ... More >>

NZ must be better than Australia on Yiannapoulos issue

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:34 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Government must reaffirm its position on allowing controversial speakers to enter New Zealand in light of the Morrison government’s denial of entry for Milo Yiannopoulos. Free Speech Coalition spokesperson David Cumin says, “Last year Australia ... More >>

Phantom Billstickers disregards free speech principles

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:08 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition suggests that companies supportive of free speech principles should consider refusing to advertise with Phantom Billstickers, in light of its discriminatory treatment of Speak Up for Women (a group campaigning for consultation ... More >>

 

 

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