December 7, 2017 4
Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.
November 29, 2017 16
Australia has, notoriously, the most repressive defamation laws in the English-speaking world, writes Michael Bradley.
November 13, 2017 8
Facebook is asking you to send it your own nudes. And the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging you to do so.
November 2, 2017 1
The court of public opinion, entertaining as it is, will not deliver justice.
October 27, 2017 21
Amid the fallout of the the ROC's foot-shootingly efficient raid, no one seems to be asking what crime the AWU actually committed.
October 19, 2017 1
The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.
October 6, 2017 17
Michael Bradly attempts to explain why America and guns are so obsessively in love.
September 29, 2017 25
The court’s breezy willingness to let this bullshit exercise through the gate sets a dangerous, destructive precedent.
September 21, 2017 21
Corbett's justification for denying equal marriage rights to LGBTI people, you see, is an old, old sociological theory, one you don’t hear expounded these days outside a One Nation rally.
September 13, 2017 25
There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.
September 7, 2017 14
It seems the High Court figured that adding up two columns of numbers and pointing out which one is longer constitutes a statistical exercise. OK then.
September 7, 2017 15
Our justice system is built upon the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Demanding that MPs who have not been charged with anything stump up documents is a very dangerous path indeed.
September 1, 2017 26
Peter Dutton has sent an unequivocal signal that he holds the human rights of asylum seekers to be non-existent, insignificant or, at best, an inconvenience. Which might turn out to be bad news for his own department.
August 29, 2017 22
The government's recent announcement that the few asylum seekers on Australian soil will have their support cut off seems needlessly cruel. But it is actually part of a considered plan to avoid judicial responsibility.
August 21, 2017 23
Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.
August 14, 2017 24
The discovery that Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen could bring down the entire Turnbull government.
August 9, 2017 60
The plebiscite is a delaying tactic, and eventually we'll end up right where so many said we should have started: with a vote of the federal Parliament to amend the Marriage Act to deliver equality before the law.
August 2, 2017 20
John Howard's amendments to the Marriage Act conflict with a fundamental principle of law: equality before the law.
July 27, 2017 61
The situations of Ludlam and Waters appear straightforward. But Matt Canavan's predicament presents an entirely different bowl of spaghetti for the High Court.
July 20, 2017 24
For Miranda Devine, there is apparently no time to waste on sentimentalities such as acknowledging that Justine Damond is tragically dead; there are political points to score, after all!