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18C repeal the only solution on freedom of speech

Ideas & Liberty | Simon Breheny
The Australian 11th November, 2016

Here's a simple idea all lawmakers should adopt: when a law is fundamentally broken, it should be repealed. Not replaced. Repealed. So it is with...

South Australia's new home detention laws should not be about coddling criminals

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Adelaide Advertiser 28th October, 2016

Lindsay Bassani, a former Education Department bureaucrat and football coach, was sentenced to home detention after stealing almost $10,000 from...

Section 18C must go as it curbs freedom of speech

Ideas & Liberty | Simon Breheny
The Australian 14th October, 2016

Freedom of speech is meaningless if all it entails is the liberty to express opinions approved by the state. Freedom of speech is richer than that....

Red tape ready for Malcolm Turnbull to cut

Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 23rd September, 2016

The ridiculous story of Tori Gentle and Bea Cobon and their cafe reveals how red tape threatens Australia's prosperity. Their cafe is a small...

The Turnbull government's disgraceful free speech fail

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 26th August, 2016

The spectacle of Malcolm Turnbull arguing passionately for higher taxes on self-funded retirees while saying the reform of laws restricting freedom...

Time to act: Curbs on free speech must go

Freedom of Speech | Simon Breheny
The Australian 19th August, 2016

A free speech revolution is just over the horizon. Several recent events are demonstrating that Australians are sick and tired of a political class...

We Need To Raise The Bar Of Our Criminal Justice System

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Huffington Post 1st August, 2016

The recent Four Corners exposé of mistreatment of young people in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory shocked all Australians. The...

ANZ's Aitken call shows companies and social fads don't mix

Ideas & Liberty | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 1st June, 2016

Companies should have the power to hire and fire whomever they like. Bell Potter Securities is well within its rights to let Angus Aitken go. But...

Savings from cutting prison population could put more police on the street

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Adelaide Advertiser 27th May, 2016

The number of people in Australian prisons has increased 40 per cent over the past 10 years. In South Australia the prison population has increased...

Malcolm Turnbull's phony 'thoroughly liberal' leadership

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 22nd April, 2016

In September when Malcolm Turnbull took the prime ministership he said he'd lead a "thoroughly Liberal Government". What's "thoroughly Liberal"...