Online Free Speech is Under Attack in Queensland!

Online Free Speech is Under Attack in Queensland!

 

Online Free Speech is Under Attack in Queensland!

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Online Free Speech is Under Attack in Queensland!

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UPDATE: Sadly, in mid-October, this bill passed the Queensland Parliament with support from both Labor, the Greens and the LNP. Only MPs from Katter's Australia Party and Pauline Hanson's One Nation voted against this anti-free speech bill. The passage of the bill into law now means Queensland has laws akin to those in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere, where people are arrested for simply expressing their opinions on the radical LGBTIQ movement and other woke 'sacred cows'.

 



URGENT ALERT: Freedom of Speech Under Attack in Queensland!

A dark cloud looms over Australia as the Queensland Labor Government pushes for the Criminal Code (Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.

This proposed law is a clear threat to our fundamental right to express our opinions freely, and could put an end to free speech as we know it.

If this bill passes, Australians could face up to three years in jail for posting anything deemed “offensive” on social media.

Even legitimate political statements made online, including on social media and blogs, could be criminalised.

You could be arrested and imprisoned for posting a comment on Facebook about men not being able to be women, or tweeting that we shouldn’t have to be welcomed into our country. And edgy political jokes could land you in deep, deep trouble.

This Orwellian draft law covers online commentary, which means that this rule could apply to anyone in Australia, not just Queensland!

Political discussion could become a legal minefield that we simply will not be able to navigate.

The government effectively wants to stop any dissent via the threat of ‘thought crimes’.

Australia is not immune to the suppression of free speech.

In England, the home of parliamentary democracy, police can and often do arrest people for ‘politically incorrect’ statements they make online. We must act now to prevent this from happening in Australia.

This proposed anti-free speech law will be debated and voted on in the next sitting of the Queensland Parliament.

Time is running out! We cannot afford to sit back and watch this happen.

Sign the petition now and join CitizenGO team in the fight to protect our fundamental right to express our opinions freely.

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Protect free speech in Queensland

To Members of the Queensland Parliament,

We are deeply concerned about the proposed Criminal Code (Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.

It is clear that this bill goes too far in restricting freedom of speech.

If this bill passes, Australians could face up to three years in jail for commenting on political matters linked to race, gender identity and sexual orientation on social media if they are deemed “offensive”, a subjective term at best.

We are concerned that this could lead to the suppression of political discussion and dissent, and have a chilling effect on free speech.

We urge you to speak out against this bill and to vote it down. There are better ways to promote a safe and inclusive society without sacrificing the fundamental right to express our opinions freely.

We hope that you will consider our concerns and take action to protect freedom of speech in Queensland.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Protect free speech in Queensland

To Members of the Queensland Parliament,

We are deeply concerned about the proposed Criminal Code (Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.

It is clear that this bill goes too far in restricting freedom of speech.

If this bill passes, Australians could face up to three years in jail for commenting on political matters linked to race, gender identity and sexual orientation on social media if they are deemed “offensive”, a subjective term at best.

We are concerned that this could lead to the suppression of political discussion and dissent, and have a chilling effect on free speech.

We urge you to speak out against this bill and to vote it down. There are better ways to promote a safe and inclusive society without sacrificing the fundamental right to express our opinions freely.

We hope that you will consider our concerns and take action to protect freedom of speech in Queensland.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]