Topic archives: George Brandis

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

February 23, 2018

The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

February 8, 2018 8

There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

February 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Brandis likely to go in cabinet reshuffle

December 19, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle today, sending George Brandis off to the Old Dart. Plus, Australia has dominated England in Perth to claim the Ashes. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Highs and lows: George Brandis’ speechmaking report card

December 1, 2017 2

The general consensus is that George Brandis' speech on Marriage equality was perfectly pitched -- erudite and heartfelt. But his record as a public speaker is sketchy.

Marriage equality amendments given short shrift as true Libs stand up

November 29, 2017 23

A handful of Liberals are standing by the traditions of their party and helping defeat efforts to use the marriage equality bill to expand discrimination.

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

November 7, 2017 11

There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

October 9, 2017 17

When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 6, 2017

Parliamentarian's book choices revealed ... Shorten joins the commercial radio cringe festival ... Scott Ryan is back ...

Domestic violence needs and deserves the same focus as terrorism

October 4, 2017 27

Our politicians are now ever-ready to pull the trigger on tougher counter-terrorism laws, and not just once but over and over. Strange that they don't apply that in areas clearly connected to terrorism.