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What hope for whistleblowers in the government's war on scrutiny?

What hope for whistleblowers in the government's war on scrutiny?

Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.

Sorry, journalists, but this isn't just about you

Sorry, journalists, but this isn't just about you

The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.

Israel Folau's court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Israel Folau's court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Rugby Australia had plenty of opportunities to sack Israel Folau for his posting of religious beliefs on social media. They only did so when the posts were homophobic.

Australia lags behind the rest of the world on a bill of rights

Australia lags behind the rest of the world on a bill of rights

Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.

News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don't like

News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don't like

News Corp has actively cheered the expansion of the Coalition's police state. But now that one of its own is the target, News Corp is suddenly opposed to the world it helped create.

The latest chapter in Australia's war on whistleblowers

The latest chapter in Australia's war on whistleblowers

Tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle is just the latest victim in Australia's increasingly hostile war on whistleblowers.

Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

For all the publicity that a Geoffrey Rush or Rebel Wilson case attracts, the vast majority of defamation suits are small, wasteful and often result in outcomes disproportionate to their social value.

How the media created the Sydney lockout laws

How the media created the Sydney lockout laws

With the review of the five-year-old laws now on its way, will we see the same media organisations turn on their heels?