Editor's note

Do ‘politically incorrect’ views have a place in Australia? Right-wing provocateur and former Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam is set to visit Australia to speak at a conservative conference. But his controversial statements about women, migration and Muslims have led to calls for his visa to be denied, particularly from the Labor party.

Like the far-right provocateurs before him (Milo Yiannopolous and Lauren Southern) who have toured Australia, his potential visit has sparked yet another debate over free speech versus hate speech. Katz Ross explores where we draw the line.

Anthea Batsakis

Deputy Editor: Politics + Society

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The Raheem Kassam visa dispute has now developed into a “free speech versus hate speech” debate on the international stage. Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

Who is Raheem Kassam? Calls to ban the far-right speaker blur line between free speech and hate speech

Kaz Ross, University of Tasmania

There are calls to ban the far-right former Breitbart editor from Australia. He's due to speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.

original. Lukas Coch/AAP

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Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra

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