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Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

Guy RundleMay 10, 201718 Comments

Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Hinch's Senate Diary: 'Free the weed!' and other things I never thought I'd yell

Hinch's Senate Diary: 'Free the weed!' and other things I never thought I'd yell

Derryn HinchMay 4, 20171 Comment

Including also, scenes from a bong-throwing competition.

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

Guy RundleMay 3, 201712 Comments

The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.

Attack on Yassmin Abdel-Magied is the act of myth-loving, right-wing cowards

Attack on Yassmin Abdel-Magied is the act of myth-loving, right-wing cowards

Guy RundleApr 28, 201731 Comments

The "ferrdom!" brigade do not appear to have realised -- or perhaps do not care -- that any attempt to enforce a set of "national values" around Anzac, has, as its by-product, a reinforcement of the idea that the state could and should be co-opted into doing so.

The Diggers didn't die for bloody Muslims to have freedom of speech

The Diggers didn't die for bloody Muslims to have freedom of speech

Bernard KeaneApr 28, 201724 Comments

It is apt that we've commemorated an unprovoked attack on a Muslim country in 1915 with unprovoked attacks on Muslim women. Anzac Day is about enforcing a white, imperialist narrative.

It's complicated: George Christensen's on-again-off-again relationship with freedom of speech

It's complicated: George Christensen's on-again-off-again relationship with freedom of speech

Charlie LewisApr 27, 20177 Comments

Free speech is amazing, unless it's a greenie protest, then it's terrorism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyApr 26, 201712 Comments

Anthem rewrite ... F-35 good at one thing ... lest we forget past marketing stuff-ups ...

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied's tsunami in a teacup

Irfan YusufApr 26, 201729 Comments

This concocted mass debate, like those before it and those to come, shows that we, as a nation, have no bloody idea about our values.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyApr 24, 20173 Comments

Misusing Anzac ... jobs and plagiarism ... Amber Harrison the 'wrong' girl ...

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

Bernard KeaneSep 9, 201618 Comments

RUOK Day is the latest addition to the liturgical calendar, where the same comment pieces are written (and "taken down" on social media) and nothing ever changes.