If we have to endure a Race Relations Commissioner who has also self-appointed himself the champion of religious censorship, then could Parliament balance the score by appointing a Free SPeech Commissioner whose job will be to defend our rights of free speech from all the other commissioners.
I’ve never been a fan of a written formal constitution for New Zealand, but if we stick a guarantee of free speech into it I would now support having a constitution. Why? Quite simply I don’t trust politicians and their officials to stand up for my rights to free speech when push comes to shove. If I hear one more person say “We have free speech in NZ, but … ” I’m going to scream. Just stop before the but.