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Let the Nazi flag flyer stew in her own bigotry

Flying Nazi flags is abhorrent. But new laws against them won’t make the slightest difference to Australia's drift to authoritarianism.

Performers at Sexpo 2014 (Image: AAP/Jane Dempster)

Porn and politics: getting intimate with the Eros Association

The Eros Association's annual adult industry night is a reminder that there's a passionate resistance to Australia's moralising over adult content.

Attorney-General Christian Porter (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Welcome to Stasiland Down Under

Bureaucrats like those in the Attorney-General's Department have such extensive powers in our police state that even friends of the government aren't safe.

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How to check Australian authoritarianism

Crikey readers on the Right to Know campaign, and the alt-right's use of memes.

Attorney-General Christian Porter

Media self-censors to protest press freedom

Good morning, early birds. Major media companies have censored their front pages in protest of the government's crackdown on press freedom, and infrastructure continues to lag despite repeated calls for a boost. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Olympia Nelson in front of the controversial work. (Image: Chelsea Cucinotta).

Mother’s muse: looking back on a photograph that shocked Australia

Aged 11, Olympia Nelson found herself at the centre of a media storm, after a nude photograph, taken by her late mother, Polixeni Papaetrou, landed on the cover of Art Monthly. Now, she's back in Melbourne for a new exhibition of her mum's work.

Home Affairs Department Secretary Mike Pezzullo holds up a copy of the <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> (Image: AAP /Lukas Coch)

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Under a scheme floated by government MPs, journalists would have to allow the government to censor their work if they were to avoid being raided and prosecuted for leaked material.

When auction house Mossgreen wanted to run an ad featuring Charles Blackman’s 1980 painting Women Lovers, it found there is a line Facebook won't cross.

The fine art too crude for Facebook

When auction house Mossgreen wanted to run an ad featuring Charles Blackman’s 1980 painting Women Lovers, it found there is a line Facebook won't cross.

The company responsible for delaying film releases in Australia says it will chase down people who pirate their films.

Village Roadshow vows to sue pirates

The company responsible for delaying film releases in Australia says it will chase down people who pirate their films.

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

Govt says it will block online shopping websites that refuse to pay GST

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

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