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Topic: free speech

Some may call it hypocrisy but Turnbull can turn on a dime

In his post-prime ministerial activist mode, Malcolm Turnbull is striking positions somewhat at odds with his time in politics.

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.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Banking inquiry is just another short-sighted call

Crikey readers on the government's interest rate inquiry, and the media's troubled approach to free speech.

What the continued detention of children says about modern Australia

Crikey readers discuss children in detention, the 'free speech crisis' and the Adani mine.

How a judge’s report reignited the endless campus culture wars over ‘free speech’

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.

(Image: AAP/Paul Miller)

How the campus free speech ‘crisis’ landed in Australia

Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.

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?

A vigil for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, Washington DC. Credit: Adam Fagen

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)

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

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.

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