Justin Gleeson

Justin Gleeson SC was the Solicitor-General of Australia from 2012–16. This essay is an edited version of his PEN lecture, ‘The Threat to Freedom of Expression’, delivered at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on 27 May 2017.


Held on trust

EssayONE OF THE key reasons that freedom of expression is so hotly contested in Australia, as elsewhere, is that it can be viewed from so many different perspectives. For some, free speech is a personal right, never to be...

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