South Australia’s Road Safety Minister A Hoon

South Australia’s Minister for Road Safety Tom Koutsantonis has a good record for saying the right things: `Extreme behaviour on our roads, such as speeding, is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.’ and ‘Unfortunately, you can’t legislate to avoid stupidity.’ You may not be able to legislate to avoid stupidity, but you can surely avoid appointing idiots …

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Free Speech, Climate Change, Fiji and Holocaust Denial

Historian and former teacher Frederick Toben has been found guilty of contempt of court because he continued to publish material claiming the Holocaust never happened, and that some people (notably some Jews) were making money out of keeping the story going. Holocaust denial is stupid, and probably motivated by racism. But fining people or putting them …

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