Endorsements

The Australian Free Speech Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of people from various backgrounds and with various worldviews who share a commitment to defending the democratic value of free speech. Free Speech is a universal right with precious few exceptions. Advocating free speech has never equated to approval of all ideas expressed with that freedom.

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
 - Noam Chomsky

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
 - Evelyn Beatrice Hall (Voltaire's biographer)

"Strange it is that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free speech but object to their being "pushed to an extreme," not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case."
 - John Stuart Mill

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
 - John Milton

Thank you for your support for the Australian Free Speech Coalition. It means a lot to this public interest campaign that we fight together. Endorsing the AFSC is an affirmation that the solution to bad speech is not banned speech. It is free speech.

Who's endorsing

Elaine Melegonis
William Zaarour
Justin Connors
Sarah Powles
Cyrus Bailey
Ken Carey
Graham Preston
Kay Christensen
Nathan Wilson
Grant Vandersee
Barry Nicholls
Karen Ford
Aidan Furlan Epoch Technology Group
Carin Timo
andrew mccosh
Lindsday Davis
Jaimes Walch
Dexter Anderson
Peter Grimes
June Turnbull
Darren Sowman
John Obeid
Chanelle Osborne
Duncan Miller
Joanna Kretowicz
Mark Harrison
Rory Curnow
Mark Selby

124 endorsements

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  • Elaine Melegonis
    I am too old to volunteer but wish I could
  • William Zaarour
  • Justin Connors
  • Sarah Powles
    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. (George Orwell)
  • Cyrus Bailey
  • Ken Carey
    As I have found, Speech is only free until you exercise that right. The lunatic left is determined to shut down free thinking and free speech and I will do all I can to stop them.
  • Graham Preston
  • Kay Christensen
  • Nathan Wilson
  • Grant Vandersee
  • Barry Nicholls
  • Karen Ford
  • Aidan Furlan
    “The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.”

    - George Orwell
  • Carin Timo
  • andrew mccosh
  • Lindsday Davis
    The ability to say what one thinks, believes and knows is THE BASIC RIGHT OF A FREE SOCIETY with all other rights flowing from it. Without that basic right no other rights can exist.
  • Jaimes Walch
  • Dexter Anderson
  • Peter Grimes
  • June Turnbull
    This suppression of the right to conduct a free speech meeting is outrageous and dangerous in the extreme, in what we perceive is a democracy – our police should not be paid for taking a political side, let alone victimising the innocent party via a huge bill – they are NOT a commercial enterprise – seems instead, allegedly at the behest of a grossly Left Wing State Government. Where will this end if such evil precedent is established? What sort of society ARE we?
  • Darren Sowman
  • John Obeid
  • Chanelle Osborne
  • Duncan Miller
  • Joanna Kretowicz
  • Mark Harrison
  • Rory Curnow
  • Mark Selby
  • Lee Turner
  • Lee Turner
    I'm endorsing Australian Free Speech Coalition. Please join me! http://www.freespeechcoalition.info/endorse?recruiter_id=970