News: Leveson Inquiry – October Seminar Programme and other materials

2 10 2011

The Leveson Inquiry has announced a programme of three seminars to take place on 6 and 12 October 2011.   It has also announced a further preliminary hearing on 4 October 2011 at 10.30 in Court 76 at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The three seminars will take place at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster.  The programme for the first two can be found here.  The programme for the third has yet to be finalised. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Eatock v Bolt – Australian Federal Court Ruling Sparks Freedom of Speech Debate – John Kelly

2 10 2011

On Wednesday 28 September 2011,  the Australian Federal Court ruled in the case of Eatock v Bolt ([2011] FCA 1103), that popular right-wing commentator Andrew Bolt (pictured) had contravened Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act when he questioned the racial heritage of nine “fair-skinned Aborigines” in an article in the “Herald and Weekly Times”. Read the rest of this entry »