Tim Wilson, L-FRESH the LION & Ron Merkel QC: freedom of speech and racial discrimination

By Right Now Radio

This week on Right Now Radio, hosts Ben Schokman, Rachel Ball and Emily Howie speak with the newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, about his vision for his new role. We discuss racism in the Australian community with hip hop artist L-FRESH The LION and how these experiences inform his music. And leading barrister Ron Merkel QC explains the Andrew Bolt racial discrimination case and what role the law plays in protecting people against racial vilification.

Listen to the show here.


Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.