OPINION: Right to freedom of speech depends on who says it
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
FREEDOM of speech is very much to the fore at the moment - applicable to all and I say that reservedly.
I believe it depends on who says it.
Take Pauline Hanson, for example. The moment she entered parliament she has been fair game for one and all.
I was listening to ABC Broadcast and a Liberal member said, "We will not listen to her - we will turn our backs on her." That was her first appearance and she has been derided ever since in one way or another.
The "fish and chip woman", Pauline Hanson, made an honest living by selling fish and chips. But evidently some of our esteemed parliamentarians consider it a very lowly way of earning a living and delight in referring to her as such.
Pauline Hanson is still there, saying what she believes, using freedom of speech courageously and too bad if you don't agree - there is a ballot also for your benefit.
Pauline Hanson did not let the Chinese have the Port of Darwin for 99 years and the Chinese Militia to guard it. Please note.