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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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The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

Michael Bradley September 21, 2017 21 Comments

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.

Attention religious bakers: you may not discriminate against LGBTI people. It is the law.

Attention religious bakers: you may not discriminate against LGBTI people. It is the law.

Michael Bradley September 13, 2017 23 Comments

There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.

On what legal basis did the High Court approve a statistically meaningless opinion poll?

On what legal basis did the High Court approve a statistically meaningless opinion poll?

Michael Bradley September 7, 2017 14 Comments

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.

Why Bill Shorten should not have shown his citizenship documents in Parliament

Why Bill Shorten should not have shown his citizenship documents in Parliament

Michael Bradley September 7, 2017 15 Comments

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.

How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

Michael Bradley September 1, 2017 26 Comments

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.

Government cynically seeks asylum from the judiciary when it comes to refugees

Government cynically seeks asylum from the judiciary when it comes to refugees

Michael Bradley August 29, 2017 22 Comments

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.

Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others’ lives

Michael Bradley August 21, 2017 23 Comments

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.

If Barnaby Joyce goes (and he could well be going), the government could fall

If Barnaby Joyce goes (and he could well be going), the government could fall

Michael Bradley August 14, 2017 24 Comments

The discovery that Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealand citizen could bring down the entire Turnbull government.

This postal plebiscite bullshit is nothing but fear, wrapped in cowardice, inside stupidity

This postal plebiscite bullshit is nothing but fear, wrapped in cowardice, inside stupidity

Michael Bradley August 9, 2017 60 Comments

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.

Forbidding marriage equality violates a fundamental, democratic legal principle

Forbidding marriage equality violates a fundamental, democratic legal principle

Michael Bradley August 2, 2017 20 Comments

John Howard's amendments to the Marriage Act conflict with a fundamental principle of law: equality before the law.