In his post-prime ministerial activist mode, Malcolm Turnbull is striking positions somewhat at odds with his time in politics.
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.
Crikey readers discuss children in detention, the 'free speech crisis' and the Adani mine.
In April, the former chief justice found there was no evidence of a “freedom of speech crisis” at Australian universities. And while that should have been the end of it, the debate continues.
Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.
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?
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.
The numerous controversies surrounding Steve Bannon's media appearances, including on our own Four Corners, have little to do with free speech.
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.