One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".
Crikey readers on strike action, turncoats and Julian Burnside.
Burnside, as you likely know, is a barrister, a refugee advocate and a man with an honourable alphabet of letters appended by others to his name. He's also a fighter and dogged correspondent who seems to thinks a lot about death.
The Boroondara councillors made their move in a confidential meeting last December ...
Kate Durham says she'll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.
Jock Palfreeman says he acted in self-defence when he took a life. Bulgarian courts say otherwise. Now Palfreeman alleges he was assaulted by prison guards -- so why isn't the media interested? Freelance writer Andy Fleming investigates.
A focus on outcomes rather than conspicuous compassion is required if the Left is to deal itself back into the asylum seeker debate.