Kate Eastman SC recently addressed the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights hearings. The committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into freedom of speech in Australia including:
- whether the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (including sections 18C and 18D) impose unreasonable restrictions on freedom of speech; and
- whether the complaints-handling procedures of the Australian Human Rights Commission should be reformed.
The full terms of reference are available.