Michael Bradley September 21, 2017 21 Comments
Corbett's justification for denying equal marriage rights to LGBTI people, you see, is an old, old sociological theory, one you don’t hear expounded these days outside a One Nation rally.
Michael Bradley September 13, 2017 23 Comments
There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.
Michael Bradley September 7, 2017 14 Comments
It seems the High Court figured that adding up two columns of numbers and pointing out which one is longer constitutes a statistical exercise. OK then.
Michael Bradley September 7, 2017 15 Comments
Our justice system is built upon the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Demanding that MPs who have not been charged with anything stump up documents is a very dangerous path indeed.
Michael Bradley September 1, 2017 26 Comments
Peter Dutton has sent an unequivocal signal that he holds the human rights of asylum seekers to be non-existent, insignificant or, at best, an inconvenience. Which might turn out to be bad news for his own department.
Michael Bradley August 29, 2017 22 Comments
The government's recent announcement that the few asylum seekers on Australian soil will have their support cut off seems needlessly cruel. But it is actually part of a considered plan to avoid judicial responsibility.
Michael Bradley August 21, 2017 23 Comments
Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.
Michael Bradley August 14, 2017 24 Comments
The discovery that Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen could bring down the entire Turnbull government.
Michael Bradley August 9, 2017 60 Comments
The plebiscite is a delaying tactic, and eventually we'll end up right where so many said we should have started: with a vote of the federal Parliament to amend the Marriage Act to deliver equality before the law.
Michael Bradley August 2, 2017 20 Comments
John Howard's amendments to the Marriage Act conflict with a fundamental principle of law: equality before the law.