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DFAT’s new passport regs a win for trans and inters-x people

DFAT’s new passport regs a win for trans and inters-x people

Transs-xual and inters-x Australians will now only have to provide a medical certificate from their regular physician in order to change the s-x on their passport, writes Kate Doak, a writer and postgraduate student

Bob Brown supports WikiLeaks, is Phillip Adams in the frame?

Bob Brown supports WikiLeaks, is Phillip Adams in the frame?

Should the government decide that it wants to pursue action around the 'Cablegate' material, other Australians involved with WikiLeaks may well be liable for prosecution. The most prominent of these is the broadcaster Phillip Adams who is, or was until recently, a member of the advisory board of WikiLeaks.

Julie Bishop’s right — the government has form on fudging passports

Julie Bishop’s right — the government has form on fudging passports

A leading refugee advocate says Julie Bishop is correct about Australian authorities's use of fake passports: refugees without passports or official documents are regularly issued with substitute passports.

Of <em>course</em> our spies are forging passports

Of course our spies are forging passports

If Australian spies aren't faking passports, they're not doing their job properly, says Graham Young. Julie Bishop's only "gaffe" was to back-down after stating the bleeding obvious.

The Downer doctrine is dumb

The Downer doctrine is dumb

The government's decision to publicly criticise Israel for the "abuse and counterfeiting" of Australian passports is not about Israel. It's about the way civilised governments treat each other.