We'll be banned soon from encouraging boycotts of businesses on political or environmental grounds, if PM Scott Morrison is true to what he told a recent miners' conference.
Let's call it ScoMo's "talk happy" law.
Protest outside the offices of a company working with Adani, and you might be breaking the law.
Encourage people to walk past George Calombaris's restaurants because he had been underpaying staff by millions, and you could be up on charges.
Dislike Nike's support of American footballer Colin Kaepernick and players who kneel during the national anthem? Don't burn your Air Jordans. You are not allowed to encourage anyone to bar Nike.
Sure, "cancel culture" sometimes looks like an ugly lynch mob. But in a "free" country, with a market economy, where we're told free speech and consumer choice rule, this is next level nutty.
Watch as this PM will carry on at Anzac Day about our "hard won" freedoms. Well what are they, Mr Morrison, if not the right to speak up against the powerful when you think it's important - whether you, or the mining lobby, agree or not?
What about churches? A sermon will often advise the flock avoid other, false, idols. That's pretty close to encouraging a boycott of certain houses of worship.
Too far? Because churches aren't businesses (leaving aside Hillsong, Prosperity Theology, and the Catholic church's $30 billion property portfolio)? Where's the line? Is it because they're not a particular chosen industry, such as coal or agriculture?
Here's the rule: you can't talk down things the PM and his mates like. You can't choose not to consume their wares, and you can't urge others to avoid them either.
Australian cricket team? Must like.
Boycott banks that fund fossil fuel projects? Not allowed. Must like. Fossil good.
Urge a boycott of GetUp because you don't like their influence? Sounds fair.
Avoid certain media outlets or shows because you don't like their questions? ScoMo's boys love this.
Boycott the CFMEU until John Setka is gone? Great idea. Freedom of choice.
Boycott a horse race because of animal mistreatment? No. Must like.
This isn't leadership, it's buffoonery.
Craven, cynical, childish, cheap. And instantly familiar to anyone who has lived in North Korea, or the former East Germany.
Our sometime champion of free speech is quite happy to take yours away when the speech goes against him and his mates. What gives, mate? What are you afraid of?