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Hinch’s Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

Hinch’s Senate Diary: my lunch with John Howard

Why was Senator Derryn Hinch lunching with John Howard? Plus: Sam Dastyari might have spent a bit too much time at the snack table during non-sitting weeks.

A wordcloud of the completely pointless debate on 18C

A wordcloud of the completely pointless debate on 18C

It is all about freedom. And speech. And rights. And it doesn't actually matter, because for the last time, the Racial Discrimination Act is not going to be amended.

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.

Crikey Worm Thursday March 23: Attack in Westminster, welfare deal done

Crikey Worm Thursday March 23: Attack in Westminster, welfare deal done

Four people are dead after an attack on the UK Parliament, which police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers and Charlie Lewis.

Crikey Worm: What’s going on with 18c, marriage equality and beef

Crikey Worm: What’s going on with 18c, marriage equality and beef

Good morning, early birds. Change ahead for the Human Rights Commission, but not section 18c, and Peter Dutton's secret marriage equality plan. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers and Charlie Lewis.

Crikey Worm: are we getting a brawl or compromise on 18C?

Crikey Worm: are we getting a brawl or compromise on 18C?

Good morning, early birds. It's all about section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act today, and the FBI is investigating links between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Joseph Wilson.

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.

The 18C hypocrites wilfully ignore other threats to free speech and the actual public

The 18C hypocrites wilfully ignore other threats to free speech and the actual public

While the Prime Minister panders to opponents of the Racial Discrimination Act, much worse threats to free speech go unmentioned.

Bill Leak almost certainly breached 18C, but he has a rock-solid defence

Bill Leak almost certainly breached 18C, but he has a rock-solid defence

Yes, Bill Leak's cartoon probably breached 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. But lawyer Michael Bradley says his salvation will be section 18D.

For free speech, 18C is the least of it

For free speech, 18C is the least of it

Yes, 18C is a barrier to free speech. But there is a much worse one.