Murdoch is right: we need more refugees

Rupert Murdoch's Lowy address praised immigration as the nation's lifeblood. But nuanced debate on immigration is yet to be found in the media.

In a free country, you get to say what you like, subject to a number of regulations that aim to protect other freedoms. Freedom from scurrilous defamation, freedom from racial vilification, freedom from ‘trial by media’ (hence our contempt of court laws) and freedom from the collapse of the nation’s institutions and military defences (via the official secrets act).

And this columnist’s über-boss, Rupert Murdoch, whose company News Ltd owns Business Spectator, celebrated freedom of speech in his address to the Lowy Institute this week.


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