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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 >>

Report on Massey University Council a “shonky whitewash”

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 7:11 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Martin Jenkens' report for Massey University Council a “shonky whitewash” 19 December 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

New Zealand must not sign UN Global Compact on Migration

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:46 am | Free Speech Coalition

Objective 17 of the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration poses serious risk to the freedom of expression and press in New Zealand and should not be signed by the Government, says the Free Speech Coalition. More >>

Victory for free speech as Brash speech goes ahead

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:38 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition responds to the appearance of Dr Don Brash at Massey University , two months after his original scheduled appearance was cancelled by the Vice-Chancellor: More >>

Free Speech Coalition responds to Israeli court order

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:32 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Responding to an Israeli court order for damage payments from New Zealanders who campaigned to cancel a Lorde concert, Free Speech Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says: More >>

Free Speech Coalition claim against Phil Goff

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:54 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition has amended its original statement of claim to include new actions against the Auckland City Council and Mayor Phil Goff for banning Canadian speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern from hosting event in a council owned ... More >>

TEU coat-tailing to Massey Vice-Chancellor ‘sad’

Friday, 21 September 2018, 6:04 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition is labelling the Tertiary Education Union "sad" for not following the leadership of the student unions in expressing no confidence in Massey Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas for her ban of Dr Don Brash from campus and ... More >>

Professor Thomas' story simply does not add up

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 3:23 pm | Free Speech Coalition

While Massey University Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas claims to have "been prepared to allow the event to go ahead under conditions the students had signed up to", email correspondence retrieved under the Official Information Act tells a very different ... More >>

Massey University must explain Jan Thomas correspondence

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:39 am | Free Speech Coalition

Massey University must front up and explain why the Vice Chancellor’s public statements that it was her concerns about security that prompted her to deplatform former Reserve Bank Governor and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Don Brash from speaking at the University ... More >>

Harmful Digital Communications Act deployed

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 7:38 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Harmful Digital Communications Act deployed against free speech 11 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A challenge to suppress media organisations suggests the Harmful Communications Act may need to be scrapped, says the Free Speech Coalition. Coalition ... More >>

Coalition condemns campaign to bar Chelsea Manning

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 3:01 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The political whims of the National Party must not curtail our right to engage in the most relevant topics of our age, says the Free Speech Coalition, which is calling on National MP Michael Woodhouse to reconsider his comments to the media earlier ... More >>

Codes of Conduct Must Not Suppress Free Speech

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:53 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Codes of Conduct drawn up by local government authorities must not encroach upon the rights of elected councillors to speak freely about the behaviour of their own council, its councillors and/or its officials. More >>



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