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Shane Broad Reveals Authoritarian Streak

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Friday, 18 September 2020

Tags: Arts, Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Climate Change

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Arts spokesperson

Labor’s Shane Broad has revealed his authoritarian streak, with an unpleasant display in last night’s parliamentary Adjournment Debate.

Dr Broad wants grants to Tasmanian artists censored if they offend his distorted view of the world and passion for forest destruction.

Freedom of expression in the arts is central to a healthy, vibrant democracy, but Dr Broad wants the heavy hand of a government censor to intervene in artist's grant applications.

His call for censorship of artistic expression of Tasmania’s film creators is hugely concerning from someone who is presenting themselves as an alternative minister. 

Unlike Dr Broad and Labor, the Greens will always stand with the arts community and defend their right to freedom of expression, along with the climate strikers and environment protesters fighting for the future.