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Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Free Speech Coalition has resolved that, contingent on raising sufficient funds, it will be issuing legal proceedings against the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University. Free Speech Coalition member Melissa Derby says, “Massey University’s action in barring Don Brash raises very similar legal and ethical issues as Auckland Council’s ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux […]

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Council concede Mayor Goff had no power to ban speaker – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Council concede Mayor Goff had no power to ban speaker – Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition has studied Auckland Council’s defence to the application for judicial review of the Mayor’s claim to ban Molyneux/Southern from Council-owned venues. There is no attempt in the response papers to substantiate any politician’s right to decide who can and can’t be heard in Auckland’s ratepayer provided facilities. “Free Speech has unequivocally […]

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Humanist speakers should not be discriminated against – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Speakers planning to attend the upcoming International Humanist and Ethical Union conference in early August should be given an assurance that their visa problems are not due to their political views, says the Free Speech Coalition. Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Dr David Cumin says, “Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway needs to confirm that the views and […]

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Auckland Council flag concerns with Free Speech Coalition – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Free Speech Coalition is calling on Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to clarify his position on the fact that the Free Speech Coalition-led legal challenge to his and the Council’s decision to deplatform Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern is being funded by mum and dad New Zealanders, after lawyers acting for Mr Goff and the […]

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Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993. […]

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Free speech campaign reaches initial fundraising target

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Free speech campaign reaches initial fundraising target; Auckland Council will face legal action In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues. Chris Trotter, who […]

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