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Spiked Uni Article Exposes Good Intentions, Not Just Woke Deference to China

To speak, or not to speak? Alan Tudge is once again worried about free speech on campus, fretting that “left activists have forgotten what freedom of speech means.”

He’s right to be concerned: as Minister for Education and Youth, it’s his portfolio. But he seems to have forgotten that the right not to speak is also a fundamental civil liberty. The non-speakers in question are the editors of Honi Soit, the University of Sydney’s eminent student newspaper.

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