Unfortunately, the insecurity fantasists, be they Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, or Prime Minister Tony Abbott, are in charge. According to Brandis, we live in a 'newly dangerous age'.
What would you think if police were to arrest a person who was peacefully standing on a public footpath in Australia while holding a sign quoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
What we don't have is the practical ability to exercise that right to self-defence.
Who in the parliament will present a bill making it an offence to sing alternative verses to the National Anthem? Protocol is obviously not enough.
Resistance to usurped or tyrannical authority is an essential component of the rule of law formally recognised as such since the Magna Carta.
When we examine the elements of the Marriage Act it seems that none of them make any sense and in actual fact they probably never did.
Minorities mob the World Congress of Families with intolerance, and the land of the fair go looks on with seeming indifference.
Those who hold 'traditional' values are unable to any longer look with certainty to the wider society for support; they will instead be labeled as 'anti' one-thing or another.
Forget principle and ask yourself why a political party that has at most one seat at risk from the dislike of the
Limited legislative models are a Trojan horse for a broader application. Whether such limitations are honestly held objectives or simply 'a foot in the door' matters little.
We will never stop the flow of asylum seekers, because we will never stop war, persecution, and strife.
This is extraordinarily cruel. The denial of the right to die at a time of our choosing can result in a lingering, painful death.