Free Speech - Liberal Democrats WA

Free Speech

As Liberal Democrats, we believe that freedom is precious, and that the role of government is the defence of freedom.  Accordingly, we believe in the freedom of speech and expression, a free media, freedom of association, assembly and movement, and freedom over one’s own body, beliefs, privacy and property.

Freedom of speech should not be limited because the speech or expression if defamatory, offends, insults, humiliates or intimidates, because it is thought to be wrong, or because it is immoral, indecent, or contrary to community expectations. Freedom of speech should and expression should only be limited under long-standing laws against aiding or inciting a crime, or disturbing the peace.