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NSW coroner is wrong to denounce psychiatrist for Lindt cafe siege

NSW coroner is wrong to denounce psychiatrist for Lindt cafe siege

Michael RobertsonMay 26, 201711 Comments

The coroner's findings are a spectacular illustration of our culture’s unhealthy idealisation of psychiatry’s capacity to predict and, ultimately, mitigate risk, writes mental health ethics associate professor at Sydney Uni Michael Robertson.

NSW government rejects call for internet filtering, opt-in Safe Schools

NSW government rejects call for internet filtering, opt-in Safe Schools

Josh TaylorMay 18, 2017

The NSW government has rejected calls to force internet filtering on the population and to make Safe Schools opt-in only.

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

William BoweMay 15, 201711 Comments

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Don’t panic, but it seems the economy is getting weaker

Don’t panic, but it seems the economy is getting weaker

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMay 12, 20174 Comments

Tucked away in the budget forecasts was a prediction that the economy was going to slow down significantly before picking up next year. A senior economist agrees, as Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Charlie LewisMay 10, 20173 Comments

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Ben SandilandsMay 10, 20172 Comments

The man behind the Wellcamp Airport says Badgerys Creek could be open after three years of hard but determined work, and for a fraction of the money.

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Antony Loewenstein Apr 28, 20177 Comments

Should public housing be privately managed? And if so, should Serco, infamous for its role in offshore detention centres, be the one doing the managing?

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

Josh TaylorApr 12, 201716 Comments

Some children in state schools have been told by religious instructors that cancer is the consequence of sin and a gift from God.

Poll Bludger: NSW voters vent frustrations with Turnbull at state byelections

Poll Bludger: NSW voters vent frustrations with Turnbull at state byelections

William BoweApr 10, 20171 Comment

Fresh from their drubbing in Western Australia, the Liberals in New South Wales copped primary vote swings that will have the Premier shaking in her boots.

Why Sydney's property market is different

Why Sydney’s property market is different

Bernard KeaneApr 5, 20173 Comments

NSW is the only state where housing hasn't kept pace with population growth, which is why its apartment boom still has a way to run.