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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, which was created in 2008 with the singular ambition of completely changing the way law is practised.

Channel Nine knows exactly who Pauline Hanson is. And it always has

When producers at Channel Nine invited Senator Hanson to speak about the lockdown of public housing blocks in Melbourne, they knew exactly what they were doing.

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After the Rush decision, one truth remains: the Tele deserved to lose

The Daily Telegraph's recklessness in reporting on Geoffrey Rush has caused incalculable harm.

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Keep the bastards honest: Australia needs political advertising reform

Australia needs stronger laws to rein in political deceit — all that is missing is the political will to make that happen.

Former high court justice Dyson Heydon (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Dyson Heydon is not being martyred. An employer simply did the right thing

The suggestion Dyson Heydon's reputation has been shattered is correct — he has been found, following a due and fair process, to have done things that deserve exactly that result.

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Dyson Heydon shows us how judges aren't just blind to the abuse of power, they're complicit

The institutions of society reckon that men like Dyson Heydon would never be so 'stupid' as to abuse their power. But they are.

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Why, in God's name, is the Catholic Church getting JobKeeper?

The Catholic Church has an asset base estimated to be worth more than $30 billion in Australia alone. Even if it's legal for them to access JobKeeper, how is it ethical?

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Court brings LGBTIQ people in under the civil rights umbrella and leaves Trump out in the cold

The US president and his conservative base will be crushed by this decision, which shows that civil rights law has teeth, and that those teeth bite hard.

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Videos haven't stopped police brutality, but they're making it harder to ignore

Increasing video evidence hasn't stopped police brutality, but it's getting much harder to ignore.

A monument to Robert Towns in Townsville, Queensland (Image: Wikimedia)

No statue should last forever, no matter how tall

The fight over statues of historic racists and colonisers is far more nuanced than politicians can seemingly grasp.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller (Image: AAP/Dan HImbrechts)

The truth is hard to hide — policing culture needs to change to reflect that

The truth is harder to hide now, and police need to adapt to the new reality that their decisions and actions will be exposed.