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Tag archives: George Brandis

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

Bernard Keane November 7, 2017 11 Comments

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

Bernard Keane October 9, 2017 17 Comments

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

Crikey October 6, 2017 3 Comments

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

Bernard Keane October 4, 2017 27 Comments

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 7, 2017 3 Comments

Is Fred Nile's chief of staff tweeting alt-right propaganda? ... Brandis goes silent ... kids these days ...

Arts sector pulls out the big guns to fight the culture war

Arts sector pulls out the big guns to fight the culture war

Ben Eltham September 6, 2017 2 Comments

A new arts lobby group will crunch cultural spending by federal electorate, and use focus groups to hone a pro-culture message, reports Ben Eltham. But will it work?

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 4, 2017 8 Comments

Leaking against George Brandis ... Fred Nile's new chief of staff not a fan of women in politics ... GetUp targets No campaign doctor ...

How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

Michael Bradley September 1, 2017 26 Comments

Peter Dutton has sent an unequivocal signal that he holds the human rights of asylum seekers to be non-existent, insignificant or, at best, an inconvenience. Which might turn out to be bad news for his own department.

Pauline Hanson’s PR masterstroke did exactly what she wanted it to

Pauline Hanson’s PR masterstroke did exactly what she wanted it to

Emily Watkins August 18, 2017 22 Comments

No one was talking about banning the burqa yesterday morning. Now everyone is.

There’s nothing beneath that burqa

Bernard Keane August 18, 2017 31 Comments

What was beneath Pauline Hanson's burqa stunt? Nothing. There's no deeper meaning than a publicity-seeking bigoted stunt.