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Michael Bradley — Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley

Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley is a freelance writer and managing partner at Sydney firm Marque Lawyers.

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How and why the courts were able to smack down Trump's Muslim ban for a second time

How and why the courts were able to smack down Trump's Muslim ban for a second time

Michael BradleyMar 23, 20173 Comments

A lot of it had to do with a particular constitutional clause concerning the separation of church and state.

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

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.

The limits of 18C: racism is on the rise, and it's not up to judges to stop it

The limits of 18C: racism is on the rise, and it's not up to judges to stop it

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.

Alan Tudge and DHS think it’s legal to leak private citizens’ details to the press. It isn't.

Alan Tudge and DHS think it’s legal to leak private citizens’ details to the press. It isn't.

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.

Report recommends no changes to 18C, humiliating and insulting News Corp, Cory Bernardi

Report recommends no changes to 18C, humiliating and insulting News Corp, Cory Bernardi

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.

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

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.

Get the popcorn ready, Harrison-Seven legal fight will be a knockout

Get the popcorn ready, Harrison-Seven legal fight will be a knockout

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.

Wouldn't it be delicious if Brandis went to jail for contempt?

Wouldn't it be delicious if Brandis went to jail for contempt?

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?

Trump is a threat to civilisation but apparently that's none of Turnbull's business

Trump is a threat to civilisation but apparently that's none of Turnbull's business

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.

What is 'habeas corpus' and how can it be used to fight Trump's Muslim ban?

What is 'habeas corpus' and how can it be used to fight Trump's Muslim ban?

Michael BradleyJan 31, 201711 Comments

Interestingly, the modern relevance of habeas corpus as a legal remedy is exemplified by the M.V. Tampa scandal.

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