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Morrison’s religious obsession a worrying sign for out of touch Liberals

Morrison’s religious obsession a worrying sign for out of touch Liberals

The government's focus should be on convincing voters it is working in their interests. Instead, Scott Morrison is obsessed with placating the far right.

Yale Diaries: Michelle Obama, football and the limits of silence

Yale Diaries: Michelle Obama, football and the limits of silence

A recent conversation between Michelle Obama and Roxane Gay illustrates that the idea we can "stay out" of politics is a false one, writes our Yale correspondent, freelance writer Emma Shortis.

Secret documents reveal the No campaign’s strategy to manipulate you

Secret documents reveal the No campaign’s strategy to manipulate you

Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3: mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote.

Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others’ lives

Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others’ lives

Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Rundle: the death of the 18C debate (and why this is all Andrew Bolt’s fault)

Rundle: the death of the 18C debate (and why this is all Andrew Bolt’s fault)

Does Malcolm Turnbull actually want to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act? Who the hell knows anymore.

As Triggs faces QUT 18C grilling, stats show improvement

As Triggs faces QUT 18C grilling, stats show improvement

The Australian Human Rights Commission is resolving complaints before they get to court at a record rate, according to the commission.

Just what should be said that can’t be said under 18C?

Just what should be said that can’t be said under 18C?

Ask those who want to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act: just what is it you want to say, exactly?

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

From mankind’s divine freedom of speech to the Australian Human Rights Commission being a "get rich scheme for protected minorities", there are some eye-watering submissions to the 18C inquiry. Crikey intern Liam Apter rounds up the best.

Yet more calls for internet filtering

Yet more calls for internet filtering

New South Wales parliament committee calls for the federal government to implement UK-style internet filtering.