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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.

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Would changes to defamation law have altered the Rush outcome? Crikey retries the case

Proposed amendments to defamation law would be a legal game-changer — particularly in cases involving high-profile plaintiffs.

Demonstrators and 603 teddy bears representing children locked up around Australia, Friday, November 29, 2019 (Image: AAP/Roy VanDerVegt)

Nothing perfect about 10 when it comes to the law

State and territory attorneys-general have knocked back a campaign to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia from 10 to 14. Surely we're better than this?

Memo to 'Karens': you have the right to be deluded, but here are the facts

Thank God for the freedom warriors among us, preserving our non-existent rights in the cause of their grand delusions.

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Finally, defamation reform that gives journalism more than truth

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman is pushing for big changes to our defamation laws. It's about time.

Professor Peter Ridd

Reef sceptic proves a poor poster boy for intellectual martyrdom

A decision by the Full Federal Court has reaffirmed the rights of employers to visit consequences on those who too viciously bite the hand that feeds them.

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One person's face mask is another's face covering — the double standard is irrational

Victoria's decision to make face masks mandatory has, for some, been a declaration of war. But is it about human rights or bigotry?

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The Palace Letters remind us of the real issue: our democracy is flawed

Replacing the role of governor-general would fix one problem and create another. The harder work of fixing our flawed democracy would be a far better idea.

Cancel the dance of the disgruntled before someone really does break a leg

Cancel culture is leading to patently bizarre outcomes for the arts and media, regardless of who is 'right'.

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.