Former PM slams ‘fascism’ after students shout him down

Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has decried “fascism” and challenged Sydney’s oldest university to protect free speech on campus after he was yelled and sworn at by student protesters during a function and escorted out by police, write Billie Eder and Michael Koziol for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Turnbull left the Sydney University Law Society event on Thursday 1 September without speaking, following the boycott by members of the Student Representative Council and student body, who called him “ruling class scum” who “wouldn’t listen to anyone below” him.

He said it was a “dreadful state of affairs” and “a very sad day” for his alma mater and argued free speech no longer existed on campus if it was in the hands of protesters with loudspeakers.
Full report on The Sydney Morning Herald site