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Crikey roundtable: what’s the harm of blocking LGBTIQ students and teachers?

Crikey roundtable: what’s the harm of blocking LGBTIQ students and teachers?

We asked four LGBTIQ writers what the recommendations of the Ruddock review into religious freedom mean to them.

Ruddock review supports schools’ right to block gay students, teachers

Ruddock review supports schools’ right to block gay students, teachers

Good morning, early birds. The long-awaited review into religious freedom, chaired by Philip Ruddock, recommends religious schools be granted discriminatory powers against gay students and teachers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Ruddock costs taxpayers more than $200,000 in a year, plus parliamentary pension

Ruddock costs taxpayers more than $200,000 in a year, plus parliamentary pension

Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has cost taxpayers over $200,000 in his first year as special envoy on human rights, new figures reveal.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Ruddock's frosty reception ... Christians claim victory ... Credlin's new gig ...

Philip Ruddock pulls up stumps

Philip Ruddock pulls up stumps

While most of the press gallery was locked away yesterday studying up on the budget papers, the Father of the House Philip Ruddock gave his valedictory speech after more than four decades in Parliament. Ruddock looked back on his time in Parliament fondly, with a lengthy speech that named many of the people he had […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Not dead yet. The Australian declared this morning that the government had decided to axe the $250 million controversial National School Chaplaincy program as revealed in the budget papers. A look through the papers shows only a passing mention of the program, and nothing about axing […]

Ruddock’s record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig

Ruddock’s record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig

Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.

Evading the pink Slipper — or, how to get away with (political) murder

Evading the pink Slipper — or, how to get away with (political) murder

Crikey intern Sherryn Groch looks back on some of recent history's most memorable controversies and the survival tactics of the MPs at their centre.

Should we help foreign governments execute Australians? Committee says … sometimes

Should we help foreign governments execute Australians? Committee says … sometimes

Should the Australian Federal Police hand over information about Australians who commit crimes overseas to countries with the death penalty?