The Young Conservatives WA hosted a Free Speech Forum last night at Sheridan College in Perth, with speakers addressing the topic: "Is Australia Still a Free Country?"
Speakers at the event included Dr Augusto Zimmermann who is a Professor of Law at Sheridan College and the Founder and President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association, David Pellowe, a Queensland political commentator and Jonathan Crabtree (pictured) Senate Candidate for the Conservative Party in Western Australia.
Almost 100 people attended to hear how we are seeing the erosion of our freedoms, especially freedom of speech, as well as a nonsensical push for foreign new 'rights' to be established at the United Nations or through treaties, such as a 'right to migration', which would undermine Australia's sovereignty and borders, and a 'right to sustainable development', which would empower radical green ideology on climate change.
Jonathan Crabtree also discussed the Conservatives' move to create a landmark “Protected Freedoms Act” saying: "We believe that it is high time we protected our key freedoms, those that have stood the test of time, from the foundation of our democracy."
Key rights that the Australian Conservatives Protected Freedoms Bill will seek to protect are freedoms of speech, expression, the press, life, personhood, thought, conscience and religion, as well as freedoms from torture and retrospective laws.
The proposed Protected Freedoms Act would override all other federal, state and territory laws that restrict these freedoms.
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