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Topic archives: George Brandis

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 7, 2017 3

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

September 6, 2017 2

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

September 4, 2017 8

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