Thank You Goldy - Hate Speech Laws Dropped!

New Zealand Minister of Justice Paul Goldsmith has instructed the Law Commission to stop all work on hate speech laws. These reforms were a fool's errand from the start, and this is a decision worth celebrating. Sign our public letter now. 


Dear Minister,

Since June 2021, tens of thousands of Kiwis have insisted that the proposed hate speech laws were dropped.

Hate speech laws are subjective and dangerous. Censorship pushes ideas underground to fester, and it's far safer to have them in broad daylight for debate and reason to take hold. Everyone has their own definition of what 'hate speech' means; the proposed law would have been a disaster for all Kiwis. 

We spoke. You listened. Thank you. 

Thank you for upholding free speech in New Zealand. 

Thank you for respecting democracy. 

Thank you for leaving room for healthy discussion, debate, and reason. 

New Zealand will be better for it. 

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  • Maralyn MacLeod
    signed 2024-04-28 06:42:00 +1200
  • Maurice Stewart
    signed 2024-04-22 18:53:29 +1200
  • Greg Rees
    signed 2024-04-22 17:32:31 +1200
    So pleased you stopped all work on hate speech

    I my opinion it was a recipe for disaster. We need to be able to voice an opinion. So that everyone has as say on everything. This is a big win for democracy

    Kudos to you 😊
  • Marina Levada
    signed 2024-04-18 23:00:38 +1200
  • Cynthia Kernohan
    signed 2024-04-09 23:52:48 +1200
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  • John Poland
    signed 2024-04-08 16:42:07 +1200
  • Brent Ruijne
    signed 2024-04-07 20:35:05 +1200
    Thank you for supporting our freedom.
  • Graham Chamberlain
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  • John May
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  • Roger Earp
    signed 2024-04-02 21:31:16 +1300
    Thank you for protecting New Zealanders rights to express an opinion
  • Reg and Barbara Adams
    signed 2024-04-02 21:30:58 +1300
    Thank God someone has some intelligent thinking. It is the best news I have heard all year.
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