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18c decision could mark the end of the beginning for PM Malcolm Turnbull

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th March, 2017

We might soon be approaching the end of the beginning of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership. A harsh critic of his government might argue that...

18c: Not Perfect, But A Pretty Good Start

Freedom of Speech | Morgan Begg
The Spectator Australia 22nd March, 2017

The Turnbull government's proposed changes to section 18c don't go all the way, but they're a pretty good start. Yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm...

The Turnbull Government Doesn't Understand That Politics Is About Values

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 14th March, 2017

Francis Fukuyama, Tony Blair and George Christensen all know something that Scott Morrison and the rest of Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet have not yet...

Pedestrian signals, pedestrian thinking

Ideas & Liberty | Evan Mulholland
The Spectator Australia 8th March, 2017

Today it was revealed by the Herald Sun that the Committee of Melbourne in conjunction with VicRoads are installing 10 female pedestrian figures at...

Section 18C Of The Racial Discrimination Act Will Be Repealed

Freedom of Speech | Simon Breheny
The Australian 3rd March, 2017

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act will be repealed. It won't happen today, and it may not happen in this term of parliament. But section...

Demand Remains For Free Speech

Freedom of Speech | Simon Breheny
The Daily Telegraph 2nd March, 2017

It is disappointing that the parliamentary committee charged with looking into one of Australia's most insidious anti-free speech laws has failed...

Fake News Meets 18C

Freedom of Speech | Morgan Begg
The Spectator Australia 1st March, 2017

Earlier this month Professor Andrew Jakubowitz of the taxpayer-created Cyber Racism and Community Resilience Research Group attempted to debunk a...

The Coalition Hands Its Values To Hanson

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2017

The rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party continues to befuddle the Canberra press gallery and the major political parties. In Western...

Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

Ideas & Liberty The Spectator Australia 24th February, 2017

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left,...

Refusing A Handshake Is An Affront To Our Basic Values

Ideas & Liberty | Bella d'Abrera
The Daily Telegraph 21st February, 2017

An early test for Education Minister Rob Stokes comes with the news that Hurstville Boys Campus, a public school in Sydney's west, has adopted "an...