18c AGAIN!

Brendan O’Neill opines about S18 C in today’s Oz and cites a key reasons it is critical to keep the law out of  free expression as much as possible. As readers will recall, I’ve always advocated 3 arguments concerning legal restrictions on hate… Read More ›

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  • Cleaning the oven……

    The suggestion in the Weekend Australian, that actions which constitute domestic violence now include withdrawal of affection and criticism of housekeeping duties, reflects an all too common and highly lamentable trend to push the edge of grievance; tightening the ring… Read More ›

  • Information Sh-t

    In the wee hours, I had a double take at a comment on commercial radio, along the lines of “the best expression of the people’s will on gay marriage is for Parliament to legislate in favour of it”. The pronouncement was… Read More ›

  • A Better Malcolm

    It is with absolute delight that I note the election of Malcolm Roberts to the Senate representing Queensland for the One Nation Party. I didn’t vote ONP – I acknowledge Pauline Hanson’s genuine courage (given the absolutely disgraceful treatment of… Read More ›

  • George – again.

    The smearing of George Pell continues but I think now all but the most ideological are awake to it. Many commentators have referred to the ABC double standard whereby Bill Shorten was accorded the privilege of not being smeared whilst… Read More ›

  • Professor Greg Hunt

    As my humbly few but hearteningly dedicated readers know, I’m always loathe to consider conspiracy theories – even ones seemingly crafted on demonstrable facts. But Greg Hunt’s decision to intervene in the independence of the CSIRO and direct its research… Read More ›

  • The Flu

    Certainly not attributable to any strict physical regimen, I’ve  enjoyed pretty good health and can count on one hand the times I’ve had the flu. The last was 20 years ago. But it’s arrived now with full fury. 20 years… Read More ›


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