You Can't Say That: Freedom of Speech & the Invisible Muzzle

Where: The Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney 2000
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The theme for this year’s CIS Big Ideas Forum is political correctness and its insidious march into Western society. Ostensibly a tool of civility and respect, it is often, on closer inspection, a way of silencing unpopular opinion, and is a serious threat to freedom of speech.

Join Dr Thilo Sarrazin, former central banker and author; Dr Janet Albrechtsen, columnist with The Australian; Professor James Allan, bills-of-rights scholar; and Brendan O’Neill, pulls-no-punches journalist and editor of the popular online UK publication spiked for a closer look into the pervasive problem of political correctness.

5:45pm for 6:00pm start. Please assist us by being seated promptly.

Reservations are essential. Places must be paid for in advance. Seats are transferable but non-refundable. We expect interest in this event to be high so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For booking enquiries, please call (02) 9438 4377.

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