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Making the case for Freedom

Join us on the evening of Thursday 25 August as Brendan O'Neill discusses Free Speech and Hate Speech: The Future of Free Expression

We are privileged to have Brendan O’Neill, a world renowned journalist, columnist for The Australian and Editor of Spiked Online provide an engaging address followed by a dynamic questions and answer session which will be sure to prompt consideration and discussion of many issues as Australia prepares for the people’s vote on same-sex marriage in 2017.

If you have never heard of Spiked Online, it is described as the publication that puts the case for human endeavour, intellectual risk-taking, and freedom of speech against those who would seek to restrain thought and police our speech.

Brendan is an influential voice for free speech and regularly draws attention to the intolerant streak of those advocating for a redefinition of marriage.  This is a unique opportunity to engage your entire network in a discussion about freedoms and the future of marriage. 

Event Details

Thursday 25 August 2016

Old Parliament House, Members Dining Room 2
18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

Arrive at 7pm for 7:15 start

Tickets - $10

It needs to be noted that in coming together for this unique event, ACL does not support or promote all of Brendan’s views or writings.  As a Christian organisation ACL holds a Christ-centred worldview which naturally differs with many of Brendan’s views as a humanist.  Most importantly however, we both believe in respectful public policy discourse and the importance of fundamental freedoms; of conscience, religion, speech, expression and association.  In this vane we are delighted to host Brendan for this important address - don’t miss out.

August 25, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Old Parliament House
18 King George Ter
Parkes, ACT 2600
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