In case you missed it, Dane (one of our Free Speech spokespeople) had an excellent opinion piece published in the Dominion Post / Christchurch Press / Waikato Times newspapers last week. Deservedly, it gives the Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt a bit of a serve. Here is the link: Stuff.co.nz — Who exactly would speech restrictions be protecting?
In the next week or so, we’ll be planning our activities for this election year. Campaigns, the litigation, Podcasts, op-eds – if you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to drop me, David Cumin, Dane Giraud, or Rachel Poulain a line. Your support makes this effort possible, so we certainly want your guidance.
We’re also looking for more volunteers to join the Steering Group. Most people in the group are not spokespeople, but they are nevertheless essential in getting the word out and coordinating our advocacy work. If you’d like to become involved, please let me know.
Finally, I should let you know that there have just been some major developments in our case and appeal re Phil Goff/Auckland Council which our lawyers are working through today. I have asked Stephen Franks to provide an update to our supporters, which should hit your inbox in the next few days.
Thank you for your support.