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The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair
by Binoy Kampmark - 22/11/2023 - 13 comments
Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy.
by David Bell - 16/11/2023 - 18 comments
R2P, as it came to be known by the technically minded and those sweetly watered by the conference set, has had an abysmal record.
by Binoy Kampmark - 14/11/2023 - 4 comments
Abortion is not an election issue in Australia and non-libertarians rarely debate it. Yet Australian libertarians, who take their debating cues from America, repeatedly clash over it.
by David Leyonhjelm - 7/11/2023 - 6 comments
The number of people who are religious is declining significantly, and secondly, the Australian Constitution forbids the government from making laws establishing any religion.
by Meg Wallace - 2/11/2023 - 11 comments
The story of what has been happening in Toowoomba is astonishing, with many echoes of the Higgins affair, complete with reluctant police.
by Bettina Arndt - 1/11/2023 - 14 comments
The First Peoples are put firmly back in their place, again: with a few of their middle-class noticeables, feted by the rearguard of White Australia, now preening as the new patrons for the 80% who had wanted a Yes outcome.
by Chek Ling - 27/10/2023 - 33 comments
When it came a vote, the bill went through, with the Greens, Pocock and Jacqui Lambie's group, all happily supporting Labor.
by Bettina Arndt - 26/10/2023 - 6 comments
The myth that women hardly ever lie is a central plank of the feminist mythology about sexual assault which now underpins our justice system.
by Bettina Arndt - 20/10/2023 - 11 comments
Even in the closing stages, while sitting in the red dust at the foot of Uluru swatting flies and swallowing a few, Albo refused to swallow the latest poll figures.
by John Mikkelsen - 18/10/2023 - 18 comments
The referendum was bound to lose, with Yes campaigners failing to convince undecided voters even as they rejoiced in preaching to their own faithful.
by Binoy Kampmark - 17/10/2023 - 7 comments
There are several lessons Australians can learn from this weekend's vote.
by Graham Young - 13/10/2023 - 24 comments


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