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The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.

Keeping up with the Folaus

Keeping up with the Folaus

The Folau family are causing further headaches for the right and the religious freedom debate — with the latest installment involving Israel's cousin Josiah calling the Catholic church a 'synagogue of Satan'.

The right is destined to lose the fight on Folau

The right is destined to lose the fight on Folau

In the wake of Israel Folau's sacking, sections of the conservative right are pushing for greater religious freedoms. But in doing so they risk blowing up the rights they already have.

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.