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It has been a disappointing week in the courts for freedom fighters - but this should only bring home the fact that changes in law have to be fought for on the floor of the parliament not by judicial activism.
by Dara Macdonald - 18/10/2021 - 5 comments
All the Covid hysteria around most of the democratic world, and especially in Britain, New York state, Canada and here in Australia, is driven by two main things.
by James Allan - 7/10/2021 - 19 comments
Dershowitz and Trump have a point in pointing out a symptom of the US body politic that has become cripplingly apparent: business and the interests of capitalism have come to control speech, its circulation, its distribution.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/10/2021 - 3 comments
To be effective, a government should identify the problems it wants to tackle, specify what it will do about them, implement relevant policies, then carry a majority of the public with it.
by Tony Abbott - 4/10/2021 - 13 comments
In my view, it is in the top tier of breaches – much worse than infringements on free speech, but not as bad as conscripting someone to war (the most serious breach I have seen).
by Graham Young - 4/10/2021 - 28 comments
There is no doubt an ex-post review of our nation's response to the pandemic - warts and all - is sorely needed.
by Scott Prasser - 1/10/2021 - 3 comments
The victims will not have been amused by the very postmodern irony of the concept - the 'mostly peaceful riot' - which had overnight become a fixture of the vocabulary of the Church of Latter-Day AgitProp.
by Laurence Maher - 28/09/2021 - 4 comments
But we are not safe if we politicise the police force. We are not safe if those who wish to criticise government are met with violent confrontation. We are not safe if journalists are dissuaded from reporting protests accurately.
by Peter Fenwick - 27/09/2021 - 11 comments
There's a need to continue the overhaul of Australia's defamation laws after a High Court ruling found that Australians with Facebook or other social media pages could be held legally liable for defamatory comments posted on their sites.
by Nicole Murdoch - 23/09/2021 - 10 comments
Recent polls suggest most Australians support vaccine passports. History is however littered with examples of a temporary popular opinion being dead wrong.
More importantly, it is good for the community but needs to avoid turning into a public shaming pile-on.
by Rob Cover - 6/09/2021 - 7 comments
Vaccine apartheid, whether proposed by governments or various commercial and not-for profits serves no good point. And if there is no point, then it is an infringement on basic human rights.
by Graham Young - 3/09/2021 - 51 comments

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