Tag Archives: Andrew Bolt

RAMESH THAKUR. AHRC President Gillian Triggs: a year of living dangerously. Part 2 of 3.

Asylum seekers and children in detention There are four separate issues that typically get lumped into one confusing debate: the policies on asylum seekers, boats turnback and offshore detention; and the treatment of detainees. 

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SPENCER ZIFCAK. Freedom of Speech and the Racial Discrimination Act

  Within days of the July election result having finally been announced, forces within the Conservative faction of the Liberal-National party moved to re-open the debate on reform to S.18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). Section 18C makes it … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Undermining Malcolm Turnbull.

  The baying pack of coalition backbenchers demanding the abolition, or at least the dilution, of the Racial Discrimination Act may be sincere crusaders for free speech. On the other hand they may be motivated by a desire to attack … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Chilcot – The Iraq war and Murdoch’s war on critics.

  On 1 July 2014, I posted a story about the role of News Corp and Rupert Murdoch in the Iraq disaster. The Chilcot Report confirms even more how News Corp publications misled readers and viciously attacked their opponents.  News … Continue reading

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Simon Rice. Racial vilification, social values and humility

I have spent a professional lifetime trying to get people to know about (let alone respect) anti-discrimination law, and suddenly everyone knows about ‘section 18C’.  For all the wrong reasons. A right reason for knowing about 18C would be because … Continue reading

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