In a recent judgement by the High Court 3 of 6 judges are reported as feeling:
‘…strongly that political communication in Australia should be robust and vigorous, ‘to the point that it may be offensive, even very offensive, but that just is our tradition—offensiveness (by itself) can never be a good enough reason to regulate freedom of political communication.’
Justice Hayne said: ‘History, not only recent history, teaches us that abuse and invective are an inevitable part of political discourse.’
My posts on here can be very offensive at times..I have used the ‘F’ word – but there are times when I feel it appropriate – and I take the ‘political communication’ to also mean religious communication in this context.
Uhm…I know many won’t agree, probably most – but there you go.
THIS is a great article on the origins of the ‘F’ word, not for the easily offended as the word “f**k” appears quite often.