Platform Papers 10: Satire – or Sedition?


ISBN: 9780975730164
Author: Jonathan Biggins
Publication Date: 1/10/2006
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency House
Extent: 80pp.
Availability: Available


Satirist and broadcaster Jonathan Biggins shows how the history of the Wharf Revue has charted the erosion of the democratic tradition of parliamentary debate in Australia and continues to answer the call for an oppositional viewpoint. The most insidious threat to free speech implied by the recently reinvigorated sedition laws, he asserts, lies in self-censorship.

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