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Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

White terror

White terror

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.

What’s really at stake in the Steve Bannon New Yorker furore (hint: it isn’t free speech)

What’s really at stake in the Steve Bannon New Yorker furore (hint: it isn’t free speech)

The numerous controversies surrounding Steve Bannon's media appearances, including on our own Four Corners, have little to do with free speech.

John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

John Lloyd and the grubby hypocrisy of the Turnbull government

For the Turnbull government, its mates get to break the rules with impunity, but any critic or opponent who can be vindictively pursued will be.

Palestinian Authority’s violent new era of stifling free speech

Palestinian Authority’s violent new era of stifling free speech

As the Palestinian Authority scrambles to maintain political power, it's engaging in violent attacks on Palestinians expressing dissent. Who does this action really benefit?

Where are all the ‘free speech’ advocates now?

Where are all the ‘free speech’ advocates now?

Crikey readers respond to the government's prosecution of Bernard Collaery, and Border Force's letter to a baby.

Is this the most repressive government in our history?

Is this the most repressive government in our history?

The controversy over its foreign donation and foreign interference proposals confirms that this "Liberal" government is the most authoritarian in decades.

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.

Rundle: schoolyard reactionaries cheapen free speech

Rundle: schoolyard reactionaries cheapen free speech

More tired attacks on universities and cheap tit-for-tat undermine the integrity of free speech in Australia.

Razer on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Razer on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Helen Razer sits down with Glenn Greenwald to reflect upon the role of journalism, and resistance, in an era where writing is often seen as an exercise in branding.