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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.

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?

Drama and tragedy roll on in Rush defamation case

Drama and tragedy roll on in Rush defamation case

Accusations of bias. Witness X revealed. Tactical ploys ahead of special damages. This thing is far from done.

Is the war on piracy over?

Is the war on piracy over?

Five years ago, piracy was seen as the death of all content creation. Now, it's almost an accepted reality of success. Can this last?

Compulsory voting is our last line of defence against right-wing populism

Compulsory voting is our last line of defence against right-wing populism

Compulsory voting would have seen Clinton voted into office instead of Trump, and stopped Brexit from going ahead. Australian politics is not in a good place, but it could certainly be worse.

Israel Folau's case is simple, once you look past the distractions

Israel Folau's case is simple, once you look past the distractions

There are broader questions that don’t have clear answers, of course. But it's not so complex when you keep your eye on the ball.

Rush judgment a crushing blow for Me Too

Rush judgment a crushing blow for Me Too

The Rush case points to a deeper problem and a systemic misunderstanding about the issues that drive complicity in sexual harassment and assault cases.

The government's rush to criminalise online content will have consequences

The government's rush to criminalise online content will have consequences

Christchurch has spurred the government to rush through laws on sharing and hosting violent content, but their haste has left some gaping holes with potentially dire outcomes.

Al Jazeera's One Nation sting wasn't just legally solid, it was ethically responsible too

Al Jazeera's One Nation sting wasn't just legally solid, it was ethically responsible too

Al Jazeera's expose of One Nation's NRA designs was a masterclass in the power — and responsibility — of journalists to keep democracy transparent.

State force can and should be deployed against fascists

State force can and should be deployed against fascists

The dog-whistling and normalising of racist speech must stop, now. And there's a tried and true method for achieving that.

When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

The devolution of a Facebook NRL memes page into something much more insidious has raised important questions about how the internet and the law intersect.