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Who is the new race discrimination commissioner, Chin Leong Tan?

Who is the new race discrimination commissioner, Chin Leong Tan?

Chin Leong Tan, a former property lawyer and multicultural sector leader, is a departure from his outspoken predecessor, and seems reluctant to take a stand on racism.

The 10 truths the left can never admit

The 10 truths the left can never admit

What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.

The Age turns tabloid … remembering Hef … dick-tater …

The Age turns tabloid … remembering Hef … dick-tater …

The Age continues the Sudanese gang narrative with crime statistics, and Hugh Hefner has been remembered as a stunning success.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Hey, big spender ... QUT 18c case student reveals political leanings ... should she stay or should she go? ...

Press freedom is under attack, while ‘free speech champions’ twiddle their thumbs

Press freedom is under attack, while ‘free speech champions’ twiddle their thumbs

The champions of press freedom need to do more than cloak themselves in glib phrases, writes MEAA CEO Paul Murphy.

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

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.

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

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

Hinch’s Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

Hinch’s Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

Why was Senator Derryn Hinch lunching with John Howard? Plus: Sam Dastyari might have spent a bit too much time at the snack table during non-sitting weeks.

A wordcloud of the completely pointless debate on 18C

A wordcloud of the completely pointless debate on 18C

It is all about freedom. And speech. And rights. And it doesn't actually matter, because for the last time, the Racial Discrimination Act is not going to be amended.

Govt behind the 18C ball, wastes everyone’s time debating doomed changes

Govt behind the 18C ball, wastes everyone’s time debating doomed changes

The government has used the culture war of changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to bide time while company tax cut negotiations continue.