It requires a reversal of the market-oriented convention that tinkering with an economy must precede efforts to build a just society: economy first, society later.
The other side of the coin is that those whose private lives are placed in the public spotlight against their wishes, can suffer great embarrassment.
All the evidence we have suggests that people increasingly read things that comfort their pre-existing beliefs. This seems likely to create intellectual smugness and atrophy.
When we cross that clear bright line drawn and held in the one place for millenia, we do not simply crossover for the supposed few. If we cross for some, we cross for all.
None of what the (then) Government appears to have intended or proposed is what section 18C says or does.
This was not a case involving a mental illness with an identifiable cause and treatment. What was of concern was MHK's 'adherence to ideas'.
So abuse on public transport would be covered. But projecting challenging ideas - even those that offend, insult or humiliate, bringing culture shame - in newspapers wouldn't.
The unborn, who are often not accidentally impacted by acts of family violence, but rather the intended targets of perpetrators, deserve to be seen and treated as victims in their own right.
It is hard to pick the instant when the movement to recognise Aborigines in the Constitution died. There were signposts.
The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, told me that he never had any intention of allowing the shotguns to be imported. In other words, there had never been any intention of keeping to the bargain.
Partly due to the recent American Presidential election and also because of a Queensland Parliamentary vote, abortion is being talked about once more.
The AMA claims to represent all Australian doctors, but in reality consulted less than a third of them.