PM to attend Bill Leak memorial

PM to attend Bill Leak memorial The federal coalition party room could decide as early as next week on reforms to race hate laws in the wake of cartoonist Bill Leak’s sudden death. Source: AAP. 14 Mar 2017 – 7:08 AM UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO …


Bill Leak public farewell to be held on Friday

A public memorial service will be held on Friday afternoon for The Australian’s cartoonist Bill Leak, who died suddenly last week. Malcolm Turnbull, whose portrait by Leak was the People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize exhibition in 1994, will attend

The Australian

Racial discrimination law changes fast-tracked after Bill Leak’s death

The late Bill Leak was a controversial cartoonist being investigated under section 18C laws. Photo: AAP. The New Daily @TheNewDailyAU. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. Reforms to Australia’s section 18C “race-hate” laws could come as …

The New Daily

PM to attend Bill Leak memorial

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will attend a public memorial service for controversial cartoonist Bill Leak. The memorial will be held in Sydney on Friday, one week after Leak died suddenly of a suspected heart attack. Mr Turnbull, who was once

Q&A: Bill Leak racism debate prompts protest, claim Australia lagging behind in dealing with race

Emotions ran high as a panel of arts industry professionals discussed the work and passing of controversial Australian cartoonist Bill Leak during Monday night’s Q&A program. The panellists condemned what an audience member described as some sections …

ABC Online

ABC, Twitter ‘disgrace’ over Leak

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja has labelled protesters, who disrupted last night’s Q&A to accuse late cartoonist Bill Leak of racism, “a disgrace”. Several members of the audience were asked to leave a live taping of the ABC

The Australian

PM to fast-track 18C reforms

Malcolm Turnbull is fast-tracking moves to reform Australia’s race-hate laws with the joint partyroom set to determine how section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act will be overhauled as early as next week. As cabinet meets in Canberra today

The Australian

Q&A: protesters interrupt debate on Bill Leak, accusing cartoonist of racism

Protesters accusing Bill Leak of racism interrupted a Q&A panel discussing whether “celebrations” on social media at the cartoonist’s death last Friday reflected a loss of civility in political debate. The interjections came as panellists, including

The Guardian

Leak’s ‘crime’ was to challenge elites’ orthodoxies

Bill Leak was the gadfly of political life we will sorely miss. Like Socrates, he was guilty of challenging the orthodoxy of the elite by showing them to be fools and cowards. His impiety, too, was in rejecting the gods of the state. He gave us art as

The Australian

Protester interrupts Q&A debate to label cartoonist Bill Leak ‘racist’

Monday night’s ABC Q&A program was interrupted by an audience member protesting over late cartoonist Bill Leak, as tensions boiled over on his controversial work. The art-focused episode was discussing the work and passing of Leak, who died last week …

Q & A recap: Protesters invade set during discussion about late cartoonist Bill Leak

AN EPISODE of Q&A panned by viewers for being dull was unexpectedly enlivened by a group of protesters who tried to hijack the live discussion on Monday night. The panel show was brought screeching to a halt as host Tom Ballard — standing in for Tony …

‘Bill Leak is a racist’: Protestors storm Q&A

Emotional members of the audience brought the ABC’s Q&A program to a sudden halt on Monday night labelling controversial cartoonist Bill Leak “a racist”. Close. Stop Video Replay 0:45. Protests erupt during QandA Bill Leak racism debate. UP NEXT …

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‘Bill Leak is a racist!’: Protesters gate-crash Q & A episode to throw insults at cartoonist just days after his death

Hecklers have called Bill Leak ‘racist’ live on ABC’s Q&A, just days after the cartoonist suddenly died of a suspected heart attack. A panel of arts experts had been debating whether the cartoonist for News Corp’s The Australian, was shown enough

Daily Mail

Q&A: Audience member interrupts panel, calls Bill Leak ‘racist’

Monday night’s arts-themed episode of Q&A – broadcast from the Adelaide Festival and hosted by comedian Tom Ballard – was interrupted by protests over Bill Leak. Several members of the audience were asked to leave a live taping of the program after

The Australian

‘Of course I’m glad he’s dead’: The ‘champions of tolerance’ react to Bill Leak’s death

No one would have better lampooned the duplicitous reactions to cartoonist Bill Leak’s death than Bill Leak himself. Cartooning ‘giant’ Bill Leak remembered2:13. Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak has been remembered as a master satirist by political

PM reportedly to fast track 18C changes

Malcolm Turnbull will reportedly fast-track efforts to change race hate laws after the sudden death of cartoonist Bill Leak, who was investigated for a possible breach. The federal Coalition partyroom could decide as early as next week how section 18C

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