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Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201731 Comments

If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201718 Comments

While immigration dominated the agenda this week, the Nationals were walking tall with some economically illiterate policies.

After campaigning against Australian LGBTI kids, ACL turns its attention globally

After campaigning against Australian LGBTI kids, ACL turns its attention globally

Josh TaylorApr 21, 20175 Comments

The group that led the campaign against Safe Schools now wants to stop Australian aid funding being spent on sexual health services and education.

New 'not 457' English requirements will make zero difference

New 'not 457' English requirements will make zero difference

Charlie LewisApr 21, 20171 Comment

The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visas will require a higher level of English proficiency than 457s, right? Not so fast.

Why a universal basic income is a terrible idea

Why a universal basic income is a terrible idea

Andrew LeighApr 21, 201726 Comments

A "universal basic income" is often promoted as a solution for inequality, but it would actually make things worse, writes Labor MP for Fenner and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh.

LEAKED: Coalition election campaign slogans

LEAKED: Coalition election campaign slogans

CrikeyApr 21, 20172 Comments

Satirist Ben Pobjie has unearthed draft re-election campaign slogans for several prominent Coalition MPs.

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Josh TaylorApr 20, 20172 Comments

Ditching controversial plans to allow metadata to be accessed in civil suits is part of a longer game for more power by Attorney-General George Brandis.

Turnbull's Aussie values theatre a dud remake of Howard's original

Turnbull's Aussie values theatre a dud remake of Howard's original

Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201717 Comments

We've been here before: Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to whip up "Aussie values" fervour is a rehash of John Howard's efforts to tap into community fears a decade ago.

It's official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

It's official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

Bernard KeaneApr 20, 2017

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.

Poll Bludger: 457 visa changes are naked populism

Poll Bludger: 457 visa changes are naked populism

William BoweApr 20, 20173 Comments

Immigration has continued to gain salience as an election issue over the last few terms, even as the sting went out of the boat arrivals issue, and Turnbull knows it.

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