“The better remedy for views which you think are objectionable is to rebut them. The remedy for bad speech is good speech. The remedy for bad ideas is better arguments on the other side. And that’s how a free society operates, and that’s how hopefully we get closer to truth while not shutting each other down. If we shut each other down, things go into the dark and they fester. It’s better to have it out in the open and have it discussed, and we all have to live with whatever level of discomfort and offence that might bring to us.”
Mark Sneddon was interviewed on ABC TV’s Weekend Breakfast on 7 December 2019 about the Folau case, freedom of speech and religion and the Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill.