Christopher Niesche: Aussie firms take sides over gay marriage

Christopher Niesche: Aussie firms take sides over gay marriage When did simply disagreeing with a person or business’s approach to an issue become a trigger for “outrage”? Coopers release statement in support of diversity and equality1:30. Coopers have released a statement from senior members in full support of …

Courier Mail

Blind insistence against free speech won’t end happily

Democracy should always be defended. The essential ingredient of a true democracy is freedom of speech: that freedom is under attack from the left and even, at times, the right. When those opposed to marriage equality tried to hold a meeting at the

The Australian

Coopers can emerge stronger from uproar but must move with times

After the nightmare week they’ve had, there is still upside for the good people at Coopers, and it’s not just that they won’t have to look far for a stiff drink. While it has become traditional for armchair experts to predict enormous sales damage from

The Australian

Christopher Niesche: Aussie firms take sides over gay marriage

All around Australia, beer drinkers are busy Tweeting that they’ll never drink Coopers beer again. Clubs and pubs are turning off their Coopers taps and promising to boycott the brand. At issue is news the family-owned Adelaide beer company had teamed

New Zealand Herald

Gay censors don’t want us thinking for ourselves

In their campaign for gay marriage, some activists have developed a regrettably totalitarian strategy. It is to target dissenters, gay or straight, and silence them through persistent bullying. It is a strategy where the ends justify the means. The

The Australian