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

Lee Turner
Nicholas Mitchell
mark owens
Stephen
Michael Weeks
Robert Lenders
Simon Pagano
Mitch Svensk
Amanda Stoker
S Austin
Helen Leach
damon carr
ken Dewsbery
Victor Soo
Ben Bourke
Dean de Villiers
Qinwen Sun
Lauren Martin
Ross Stanbrook
Wayne Karlen
Richard Fox
Neville Martin
Lourens Jacobs
nick makarov
Coral Searle
Edward Boyle
Stuart Burrows

124 endorsements

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  • Lee Turner
    Free speech is vital to a free country ..
  • Nicholas Mitchell
  • mark owens
  • mark owens
    I support the Free speech coalition in it’s fight to defend free speech
  • Stephen
    I'm endorsing Australian Free Speech Coalition. Please join me! http://www.freespeechcoalition.info/endorse?recruiter_id=89
  • Stephen
  • Michael Weeks
  • Robert Lenders
  • Simon Pagano
  • Australian Beauty
    I'm endorsing Australian Free Speech Coalition. Please join me! http://www.freespeechcoalition.info/endorse?recruiter_id=916
  • Mitch Svensk
  • Amanda Stoker
    Free speech has never been an optional add-on: it goes to the heart of what makes a society free and flourishing. Right now, it is under attack from minority fundamentalists and (often) well-meaning do-gooder government agencies. Make no mistake, if we confine our ability to speak and debate freely the most confronting ideas, we will ultimately lose our ability as a nation to think and to solve the problems we face. The impact is that real.


    If we don’t defend the fundamental ideas that made western civilisation rise, then without them, we shall fall.


    That’s why I support the work of the Free Speech Coalition.
  • S Austin
  • Helen Leach
  • damon carr
    I believe that it is imperative that freedom of speech is protected at all costs. We have laws protecting us from harm, and given this we need to freely test and express ideas.
  • ken Dewsbery
  • Victor Soo
  • Ben Bourke
  • Dean de Villiers
    Personally I believe freedom is enshrined in the freedom to express opinions. It is for this reason that Western Society has advanced over the last two hundred years, because ideas can be expressed without the need for censoring, open debates can be had and the best ideas win….
  • Qinwen Sun
  • Lauren Martin
  • Ross Stanbrook
  • Wayne Karlen
  • Richard Fox
    We need freedom to express opinions without being attacked by masked thugs
  • Neville Martin
  • Lourens Jacobs
    Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, if we loose that we are in big trouble.

    The fact that we are at this stage tells you in how much trouble we are in already!
  • nick makarov
  • Coral Searle
  • Edward Boyle
  • Stuart Burrows
    A most excellent enterprise.