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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.

Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

The Australian government has offered its full support to Donald Trump's investigation of the FBI's Russia probe. The fact that the investigation is bullshit doesn't seem to matter.

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

The right to privacy on the internet is a common cause for concern, and the law simply can't keep up. But it's also just one small part of a far bigger picture.

Sorry, Boris, the UK isn't having a constitutional crisis

Sorry, Boris, the UK isn't having a constitutional crisis

Boris Johnson's Conservative government is calling foul after his attempts to prorogue parliament were shot down. Unfortunately for him, it has actually showed the system is in good working order.

The turmoils of Gladys Liu

The turmoils of Gladys Liu

The criticisms against Liu straddle genuine concerns about influence and mundane xenophobia, but there's a bigger section 44 question here.

NSW's abortion bill shows how hard it is to bin bad law

NSW's abortion bill shows how hard it is to bin bad law

Every other Australian state has decriminalised abortion; shouldn't this have been simple? Progress, unfortunately, always comes with a price.

Is this another death blow to press freedom in Australia?

Is this another death blow to press freedom in Australia?

Dr Chau Chak Wing's defamation case against the ABC's Four Corners highlights the inadequacies of Australia's defamation laws.

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.

The anarchists are in the building

The anarchists are in the building

After George Pell, high-profile people have signed out from the police, the courts, the jury system, the burden of proof and the entire rule of law. Welcome to the new abnormal.

Pell is guilty. The law has spoken. Again.

Pell is guilty. The law has spoken. Again.

Anyone attacking the trial verdict, attacking the appeal decision, or ignoring the facts is recklessly undermining the rule of law. There can be no place for it.