Senator Claire Chandler's legal nightmare is over, mine is just beginning

Senator Claire Chandler’s legal nightmare is over, mine is only just beginning

The threat of legal action against ordinary Australians exercising freedom of speech needs to be addressed.

I’m pleased for Senator Claire Chandler. The legal action against her has been withdrawn following a public outcry.

This is a rare victory for common sense.

Her crime was to push back on the LGBTIQA+ political movement’s demands that biological males should be allowed to compete in women’s sport.

The taxpayer-funded Tasmanian anti-discrimination industry went after her so that it could close down free speech on such matters.

In the same way, taxpayer-funded legal action is being taken against me by two LGBTIQA+ drag queens.

My crime was to assert that they are dangerous role models for children.

I think most parents would agree that placing gender-fluid advocates and advocates for the so-called adult entertainment industry in front of small children in public libraries is symptomatic of a society that has lost its way.

But the drag queens have already dragged me through a compulsory “conciliation” process at the Queensland Human Rights Commission.

When I refused to amend the comments on my blog, they notified me that they are now taking me to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

If found guilty, I could be fined.

The drag queens have made it clear their aim is to silence commentators like me.

Like Senator Chandler, I have been accused of “transphobia”.

“It (‘hatred, homophobia or transphobia’) is in the commentators we allow on platforms, and that needs to be stopped,” drag queen Johnny Valkyrie (a woman presenting to children as a man) told The Courier Mail.

No examples of my alleged “hatred, homophobia or transphobia” have ever been presented to me. Not one.

Nothing of what I said in my defence at the QHRC was considered.

Instead, the LGBTIQA+ activists run off to an activist journalist at the Courier Mail and slander me for being full of “hatred, homophobia or transphobia”.

The journalist, Leanne Edmistone, accepted this and ran these comments without providing one example. I was not interviewed for the article.

I would challenge anyone to go back through my public comments and find one example of this. Just one will do.

Instead of arguing their case in the public square and defending why they think local governments should open their ratepayers’ libraries so children can be inducted into the worlds of gender fluidity and sexual expressionism, they used flawed anti-free-speech laws to crush public discussion.

Perhaps they find it difficult to defend what many mainstream Australians would consider to be the indefensible.

It’s must easier to litigate than debate.

Senator Claire Chandler’s legal nightmare has just ended. Mine is only just beginning.

It’s great that a Senator can use her profile and the platforms of parliament and the media to push back. But the risk of legal action against ordinary Australians needs to be addressed.

Until it is, we have no claim to be a free society.

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