Migrants' son says freedom of speech should not be freedom to abuse

Tanya Marschke
By Tanya Marschke
Updated August 17 2016 - 11:09pm, first published 11:02pm
NO FREEDOM TO OFFEND: Phil Mercieca grew up before the Anti Discrimination Act was introduced in 1975 and says it would be a mistake to repeal section 18C, which would open people up to racial abuse. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0816jk18c2

A MAN from the Orange area who grew up in a migrant household in the 1950s and 60s says it would be a backwards step to remove part of the Anti Discrimination Act.

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Tanya Marschke

Tanya Marschke

Journalist

I am based at Orange and cover a wide range of subjects as well as the weekly business column. I've worked consistently in the the media industry since 2006 including the past seven years at the Central Western Daily. Before moving to Orange, I worked as a journalist at weekly newspapers the Beaudesert Times and the Gold Coast Sun in Queensland, as well as the Scone Advocate in the Hunter Valley. I started my career at the Ridge News in Lightning Ridge while I completed my journalism studies remotely at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

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