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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.

We know Bridget McKenzie is a political rorter. Here is how she can get her comeuppence

We know Bridget McKenzie is a political rorter. Here is how she can get her comeuppence

The legal ramifications of the Coalition's latest rorting scandal run deeper than you may think.

Let the Nazi flag flyer stew in her own bigotry

Let the Nazi flag flyer stew in her own bigotry

Flying Nazi flags is abhorrent. But new laws against them won’t make the slightest difference to Australia's drift to authoritarianism.

Government greenlights churches' freedom to discriminate

Government greenlights churches' freedom to discriminate

The government has come down again, and even harder, on the side of institutional religion, to make it crystal clear that the churches’ rights trump our personal rights in all fields.

Lies, murder and the Coniston massacre

Lies, murder and the Coniston massacre

In 1928, the murder of Fred Brooks triggered a series of events that led to a brutal – and officially sanctioned – massacre of Indigenous Australians.

Will we see fewer class actions now?

Will we see fewer class actions now?

A recent decision by the High Court has left people wondering whether it will be harder to find people to fund class action lawsuits now.

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

Critical medical care decisions are now back in the hands of bureaucrats. Those suffering on Manus Island and Nauru will not be surprised.

Defame and fortune

Defame and fortune

Sarah Hanson-Young's win against David Leyonhjelm was the right result for the wrong reasons.

A prime minister calls a police chief — and no, we’re not in Russia

A prime minister calls a police chief — and no, we’re not in Russia

Given that it centres around potential ministerial impropriety, is the prime minister's decision to go straight to the police commissioner about a current investigation appropriate?

Extremely local defamation cases continue to clog up the court system

Extremely local defamation cases continue to clog up the court system

Following a huge award in a petty defamation case, the Court of Appeal has drawn an important line in the sand. Will we see the same outcome elsewhere?

Westpac has crossed the Rubicon

Westpac has crossed the Rubicon

Even within the frame of our lowered faith in the banking sector, Westpac's alleged 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws may be a bridge too far.