Crikey Worm

Feb 8, 2018

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

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Liberal Senator, former attorney-general, and reluctant fashion icon George Brandis has delivered his valedictory speech, blasting both left- and right-wing populists in a farewell many have read as an attack on Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

In a contradiction that has defined his time at the top of politics, Brandis both re-affirmed his love of free speech and boasted of his record on national security legislation, much of which has targeted acts of speech, including the latest round of anti-espionage laws. (New Attorney-General Christian Porter has now committed ($) to altering some of the most aggressive aspects of the laws but has ruled out blanket exemptions for journalists).

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  1. Robert Smith

    I would give Brandis more credit if he had not been the leader of the campaign against Gillian Triggs.
    When Turnbull became PM he could have told Brandis & the other thugs on his side to cut it out but he let it continue.

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