Just Words is an investigative series by 2SER 107.3FM, where we go behind the hype and headlines of our race laws and get the true stories from those who have used the Racial Discrimination Act and those that have had it used against them.
Section 18C is the part of the Racial Discrimination Act that makes it illegal to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate someone because of their race. So will removing 18C really give people the right to be bigots?
An original 2SER podcast launches Monday 27th February 2017. The seven part series is hosted by Nic Healey. New episodes are released each week.
Introducing Uniform- A new season of All Things Equal
Missing your Just Words fix? We've got something else to fill your podcast app. Introducing a new season of All Things Equal. This series will take you into the school yard and beyond, where kids learn that things aren't always fair. Through the stories of real students and staff, Uniform will change the way you think about education; because when it comes to learning, one size does not fit all.
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Just Words - The Live Event - sponsored by Audiocraft
A few weeks ago we broke out of the 2ser studios and headed down the road to our friends at 107 projects in Redfern, Sydney for the Just Words live event, sponsored by Audiocraft.
We were overwhelmed when more than 100 of you turned up to sit in the dark and listen to us make a podcast as we put 18C on trial for 'murdering' free speech.
In our very last episode of Just Words you will hear some familiar voices and some that are brand new to the series.
Thank you if you came along and for those of you just catching up now, you are in for a treat!
As the event was recorded live the sound is not as crisp as we usually like it, but we hope you feel like you are in the room.
Special live guest Jeremy Jones CONFIRMED: Audiocraft present a 2SER Just Words live listening event - Thursday 18th May 7pm
To celebrate the success of Just Words, 2SER 107.3 has teamed up with Audiocraft to present a live listening event at 107 Projects this Thursday May 18th
We are excited to announce that we will be joined on the night by special live guest Jeremy Jones, Director of International & Community Affairs at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Jones is no stranger to 18C - in fact, he has filed the most cases under the Racial Discrimination Act in Australia, using 18C to protect the Jewish community against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
Join the 2SER team as we record the final episode of Just Words live on stage, and put 18C on trial one last time, to determine if our race hate laws really did murder free speech.
Event: Audiocraft Presents: 2SER 107.3's Just Words
Date: Thursday 18th May, 7pm
Venue: 107 Projects (107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016)
Tickets: available online or at the door
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You are invited: Join the 2SER team for a LIVE recording of Just Words - sponsored by Audiocraft
Audiocraft Presents: 2SER's Just Words
To celebrate the success of 2SER's first ever investigative podcast series Just Words, Audiocraft are teaming up with Sydney community radio station 2SER 107.3 for a live listening event.
Just Words goes beyond the hype and headlines of Australia's racial discrimination laws.
Watch the 2SER team record their final episode, live at 107 Projects as they put 18C on trial and determine if our race hate laws really did murder free speech.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts 7.15pm.
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White Bigot Fence
A low lying fence and a prejudiced neighbour see years of racial slurs rain down on an Aboriginal family. So how does 18C help to end racial abuse for everyday Australians?
In 2SER's last episode of Just Words, we look at a little known 18C case that plays out in the front yards of a suburban street in Western Australia.
Angry White Men
This is the story of what happens when a free speech advocate attempts to use 18C to restrict what another person can say.
In August 2016, Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm was interviewed on the ABC's Insiders where he said offence is always taken, not given and if you don't want to be offended by something that is up to you.
Fairfax journalist Mark Kenny happened to be watching that very interview and decided to test Leyonhjelm's proposition to the fullest.
The result was a colourful 18C case that showed just how the law is working.