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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.

Run over by Packer, run off to Europe. Ex-chairman the missing stool in Crown shitshow

Don't expect to hear much from ex-Crown chair Rob Rankin, even after James Packer threw him under the bus.

Gladys Berejiklian and Daryl Maguire (Images: AAP)

Gladys and Daryl: just how close did they get in their 'close personal relationship'?

The premier's future hangs on how the word 'intimate' is interpreted under the explicit ministerial code of conduct.

Bettina Arndt with a police escort at the University of NSW (Image: Instagram)

Campus rape case ruling a blow to Bettina Arndt's 'kangaroo court' crusade

A judgment that had the men's rights activist crowing has just been overturned on appeal.

James Packer appearing in the Crown inquiry (Image: Supplied)

Forgetful Packer moves to save Crown. Will it be enough?

The Sydney casino inquiry has been an unsavoury spectacle — and very, very Sydney.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Alan Tudge's contempt seems to know no bounds. Why is he still a minister?

Scott Morrison has not said a word about why he is maintaining in his cabinet a minister so disgraced. That, too, is a disgrace.

Derryn Hinch leaves court in 2013, where he faced a contempt charge for breaching a suppression order (Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

In trying to better Victoria's open justice record, law reform body misses the point

Victoria's law reform commission's ideas to reform contempt of court laws is based on assumptions about the robustness of our legal system which no longer hold up.

Justice Jennifer Coate heading the inquiry into Victoria's hotel quarantine scandal. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The hotel quarantine fiasco wasn't manslaughter. Just plain old incompetence

People should lose their jobs — lives were lost and unimaginable suffering ensued — but there was no crime committed.

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge

Minister's 'criminal' act just one more example of Morrison government's hubris

The acting immigration minister should be sacked for 'disgraceful' and 'unlawful' behaviour — but he won't be, of course.

Brisbane's Catholic archbishop Mark Coleridge, who has spoken out against the new laws (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned: paedophilia laws put priests in firing line

The seal of the confessional is no excuse if a priest doesn't report a predator. They face three years in jail.

Harvey Weinstein (Image: AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Want to end workplace sexual harassment? Easy. Make it a criminal offence

Sexual violence is a scourge that permeates every layer of Australian society. To fight it, our laws need to be reformed.

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