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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.

What right does Gable Tostee have to protect his reputation?

What right does Gable Tostee have to protect his reputation?

Gable Tostee's threat to sue an online feminist group for defamation highlights the conflict between the principle of free speech and a person's right to protect their reputation.

The quest for a boycott ban leads the Liberals into deeply unliberal waters

The quest for a boycott ban leads the Liberals into deeply unliberal waters

Scott Morrison's proposed boycott ban has nothing to do with a concern for preserving the foundations of democratic society.

What will it take for Australia to stop supporting the Melbourne Cup?

What will it take for Australia to stop supporting the Melbourne Cup?

Each year, thousands of racehorses are killed in abattoirs. As a nation, we cannot justify this cruelty.

The landmark ruling that will shake up the class action industry

The landmark ruling that will shake up the class action industry

The shareholder class action industry has finally had a day in court. But in the end, the judge simply said what everyone already knew...

Illegal strip-searches are a form of assault

Illegal strip-searches are a form of assault

Police are now strip-searching children without proper protocols. NSW's police state mentality is absolutely out of control.

The tabloid giant trying to kill Ronan Farrow's new Me Too book

The tabloid giant trying to kill Ronan Farrow's new Me Too book

Dylan Howard has threatened defamation action, and Amazon are running scared. It's an interesting move from someone who's made a career trashing other people's reputations.

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the rest of the anti-pill-testing rabble are driven by blind, bull-headed ignorance.

Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

The Australian government has offered its full support to Donald Trump's investigation of the FBI's Russia probe. The fact that the investigation is bullshit doesn't seem to matter.

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

The right to privacy on the internet is a common cause for concern, and the law simply can't keep up. But it's also just one small part of a far bigger picture.