The anti-mandatory detention campaign, which came from the Left, has a simple demand -- that the country live up to its freely taken-on treaty obligations. Why have commentators like Robert Manne lost sight of that?
One of the most salient yet overlooked aspects of Robert Manne's Quarterly Essay Bad News is its assessment of The Australian's coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath. NAJ Taylor fills this gap, discussing the debate's many factors in this essay for This Blog Harms.
For a paper that has declared "the subject closed", The Australian really can't leave Robert Manne's "Bad News" essay alone. To say there has been a degree of score settling is something of an understatement.
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