We do not need any additional restrictions on free speech in this country. I want to make that absolutely crystal clear. Not for nothing are called the Liberal party. We are called the Liberal party because in our DNA is support for free speech.
And what we seen from this government is a hecktering (sic), bullying attempts to intimidate opponents. Particularly the News Limited group, and the last thing we need is anything that shuts down legitimate debate in this country.
Tony Abbott January 22.