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February 5, 2023

The right to criticise

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Lest this be implicitly construed as intimidation of free speech, it would appear that the right to criticise in ‘good faith’ OUR government and its policies is protected by the following legislation: Crimes Act 1914 – Section 24F, Criminal Code Act 1995 – Section 80.3. Notwithstanding, being officially under suspicion or on a watch list has now become a punishment in itself that covertly infringes upon an otherwise sinless person’s ability to function normally within society.

P Nielsen, Byron Bay


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think that talking about implied violence of some kind not criticisms in general as we would be all vulnerable. Scepticism is okay but paranoia goes in the vein of the qanon type whackos.

    • You mean like the conspiracy theory that wealthy people are trying to over heat the planet with the government help? In fact you say a lot of anti-Government stuff yourself. Maybe you are a danger to society.

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