Michael BradleyMar 23, 20173 Comments
A lot of it had to do with a particular constitutional clause concerning the separation of church and state.
Michael BradleyMar 17, 20174 Comments
The PNG Supreme Court seemed like an ally for the asylum seekers on Manus Island when it declared the offshore detention camp illegal. But now it has determined that PNG can deport these desperate people back to the countries they fled in the first place.
Michael BradleyMar 10, 201710 Comments
Laws alone cannot protect our society and its legal system from the corrosive effects of the bile that bigoted sentiment will always place in men’s mouths.
Michael BradleyMar 3, 201734 Comments
"I’m struggling to see a basis for a genuine argument that the disclosure of Fox’s information did not involve a breach of the Privacy Act," writes Michael Bradley.
Michael BradleyMar 1, 20175 Comments
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights didn't just recommend no changes to 18C; it made no recommendations at all.
Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments
George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.
Michael BradleyFeb 15, 20175 Comments
Seven's high-paid lawyers have thrown everything they can at Amber Harrison. Get set for a knock-down, drag-out legal fight with plenty of punch.
Michael BradleyFeb 10, 201711 Comments
Even after George Brandis lost his appeal in the full Federal Court to keep his diary a secret, he has still refused to release it. Does that constitute a contempt charge?
Michael BradleyFeb 1, 20175 Comments
Of course, Trump is not Hitler. However, his entourage includes some historically (and troublingly) familiar character types. Not that you'd hear it from our Prime Minister.
Michael BradleyJan 31, 201711 Comments
Interestingly, the modern relevance of habeas corpus as a legal remedy is exemplified by the M.V. Tampa scandal.