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Ominous new threat to free speech

Title: Ominous new threat to free speech
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 1996
Publisher: Herald Sun (Australia)
Author: Paul Gray
Main source: suburbia.com.au

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Free speech has come under renewed threat because of a little-noticed decision by the Australian Broadcasting Authority. In an ominous echo of moves to restrict free speech via racial hate laws, the ABA has ruled that radio station 3RRR breached acceptable standards on religious vilification. The unprecedented case centred on criticisms of the Church of Scientology by ex-Scientologist Cyril Vosper on 3RRR's The Liars' Club program last year. Among other criticisms, Vosper likened Scientology to an extremist political regime and ... [Read the rest at suburbia.com.au]