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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 >>

Enemies of free speech feel emboldened

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Tomorrow I was due to speak to members of Massey University’s Politics Society in Palmerston North. I was invited by the group two and a half months ago to speak about my experience as Leader of the National Party. More >>

Massey University disgraces free speech tradition

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:02 am | Free Speech Coalition

In blocking former Leader of the Opposition and Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash from speaking on campus tomorrow, Massey University disgraces an important tradition of free speech on university campuses and a fundamental tenet of a liberal democracy. More >>

Council concede Mayor Goff had no power to ban speaker

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 1:37 pm | Free Speech Coalition

MEDIA RELEASE Victory for Free Speech Coalition: Council concede Mayor Goff had no power to make speaker ban decision based on political views More >>

Humanist speakers should not be discriminated against

Monday, 23 July 2018, 12:30 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Speakers planning to attend the upcoming International Humanist and Ethical Union conference in early August should be given an assurance that their visa problems are not due to their political views, says the Free Speech Coalition. More >>

Auckland Council flag concerns with Free Speech Coalition

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 5:19 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Auckland Council flag concerns with fact that the Free Speech Coalition is "give a little" funded SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Proceedings now filed against Mayor Goff and Council

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:11 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition has now filed proceedings against Mayor Goff and Auckland Council under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. This came after the Coalition presented the Mayor with an open letter suggesting he avoid the cost of litigation by reopening ... More >>

Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:29 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach ... More >>

Free speech campaign reaches initial fundraising target

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:55 pm | Free Speech Coalition

In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues. More >>

Free Speech Coalition Attack Winston Via Billboard

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 10:02 am | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition wants to remind the public that the justification for inflicting the Electoral Finance Act on the country was greater transparency around donations, and the billboard aims to highlight the hypocrisy of supporters of the Act in relation ... More >>



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