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Michael Bradley — Crikey columnist

Michael Bradley

Crikey columnist

Michael Bradley is a freelance writer and managing partner at Sydney firm Marque Lawyers, which was created in 2008 with the singular ambition of completely changing the way law is practised.

Pandemic sends Australia lurching towards authoritarianism

Pandemic sends Australia lurching towards authoritarianism

The government's response to the coronavirus crisis has, coincidentally, all the central features of fascism.

Who can sack the prime minister if parliament isn't sitting?

Who can sack the prime minister if parliament isn't sitting?

Scott Morrison is incompetent. So what can be done about it?

What are my legal rights if my employer forces me to show up at the workplace?

What are my legal rights if my employer forces me to show up at the workplace?

For employers, health and safety should always be a priority. As coronavirus spreads, it has become everything.

Do you have a legal right to medical treatment?

Do you have a legal right to medical treatment?

Law, like politics and policing, is just a social tool. Its utility is not limitless. The extent of those limits will be tested very soon indeed.

Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Closing Tasmania is actually un-Australian. But what would you do?

Constitutional lawyers have been in a frenzy over the state's decision to essentially close its borders. But, really, it's the right call.

Here's a word for any event organiser to consider: negligence

Here's a word for any event organiser to consider: negligence

It’s a brave event organiser who is still contemplating opening the gates amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus is raising legal questions that no one has answers for... yet

Coronavirus is raising legal questions that no one has answers for... yet

Lawyers are trying to give their clients pragmatic advice on how to do business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus begs a response that lawyers can’t truly provide

In the name of the virus: here are the government's new security powers

In the name of the virus: here are the government's new security powers

The Biosecurity Act grants the government a suite of extreme powers to do things that could never be done lawfully — and which we would never accept — in any other context

Hurt feelings are worth about $6500. But should our courts care?

Hurt feelings are worth about $6500. But should our courts care?

A defamation case that resulted in a measly $6500 payout proves yet again that the law is in serious need of reform.

After St Kevin's, institutions can no longer hide from justice

After St Kevin's, institutions can no longer hide from justice

Like so many institutions, St Kevin's College sacrificed the children in its care on the altar of its own survival.