Nicola Wright

Free speech exclusion zone

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The recent new abortion clinic exclusion zone laws in NSW specify that it is illegal to obstruct and harass people…

Alex Jones and the new social media censorship

9 August 2018 9:23 pm

In the wake of Alex Jones’ banning from Facebook, YouTube and Apple the outrage has been palpable. And that is…

Not free to choose

3 June 2018 7:51 am

I once watched a speech on the nanny state by Brendan O’Neill who said that he didn’t like the term…

Why capitalism trumps socialism

20 April 2018 8:37 am

The argument that capitalism is superior to socialism is – sadly – one that has to be repeatedly made. Despite…

We don’t need a law about that

26 March 2018 5:27 pm

Inevitably, when advocating for freedom of any kind, one is accused of being a champion of certain lifestyle choices or…

What’s to gain from an Australian republic?

10 January 2018 10:58 am

On New Year’s Day, the Prime Minister was goaded into commenting on the prospect of opening up the debate on…

Freedom to discriminate

21 November 2017 7:28 am

Now that the country has been surveyed on the question of same-sex marriage, it’s time to turn our attention to…

Every man’s home is not his castle

17 November 2017 12:45 pm

We all know that with any land we ‘own’, there are rules and regulations over exactly what we can do…

Campaigning for cancer

11 October 2017 7:26 pm

If you were told that the Cancer Council along with the Australian Medical Association were campaigning for more cancer, you…

No winners with same-sex hate bill

14 September 2017 11:36 am

This week has seen the further eroding of free speech in Australia with the passing of the Marriage Law Survey…

The abuse of Richard Dawkins

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins may not have too many fans within the ranks of Christianity. Throughout his public career he has been…

Blind to gender – and the facts

14 July 2017 7:40 am

What more evidence do we need that ‘the patriarchy’ is a myth, than the recent findings of the government’s very…

Go home, Nanny, you’re drunk

13 June 2017 6:34 am

Thomas Jefferson in 1776, said ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that…

Angered by Manchester? That’s racist!

26 May 2017 8:59 pm

There isn’t much that is more frustrating than the desperate scrambling, post the latest Islamist terrorist attack, for commentators and…

Failing Fairfax’s sad sneer squad slag the Friedman freedom-fest

1 May 2017 8:17 pm

There’s nothing like seeing an event that you personally witnessed, written up in the mainstream media to realise how inaccurate…

Battlelines drawn on free speech

8 April 2017 9:00 am

With the Senate voting down the Coalition’s proposed reforms to section 18C, the battle lines for free speech have now…

Wellness warriors and the right to be a bloody idiot

8 March 2017 7:26 am

Fringe health and well-being guru David “Avocado” Wolfe is coming to Australia and surprise, surprise there are two separate Change.org…

But science! Greens, GMO and ‘alternative facts’

3 March 2017 2:01 pm

Last Sunday a post on The Greens (WA) Facebook page took umbrage at Gary Adshead’s article in the Sunday Times…

Renewable energy targets? Just say no

2 February 2017 12:37 pm

How will you be able to look your grandchildren in the eye and tell them you didn’t do anything about…

Free speech gets shredded

17 January 2017 7:22 am

Last Thursday Dr Anne Aly, the Member for Cowan, shared a video of herself shredding the Institute of Public Affairs’ submission…

Nanny won’t trust us with cold and flu tablets?

3 January 2017 9:19 am

The announcement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration that pharmaceutical products that contain codeine will no longer be available over the…

Victoria decapitates free speech

16 December 2016 1:03 pm

Three members of the fringe-right United Patriots Front have been charged after posting a video on Facebook depicting an alleged…

The libertarian case against abortion

3 December 2016 8:46 am

It just goes to show what a topsy-turvy world we are living in where somebody who believes that life is…

How to lose friends and infuriate lefties

16 November 2016 7:20 am

I have a confession to make. I like a bit of rough and tumble. On Facebook that is. I enjoy…

18c is unconstitutional

6 November 2016 1:59 pm

The dismissal of Cindy Prior’s case against three QUT students on Thursday drew sighs of relief from freedom lovers across…