Rights and Freedoms

Freedom Writ Large

Zachary Gorman’s study of Magna Carta explains the historical context for societies defending their freedoms, writes historian Adam Wakeling. On 13 November 1945, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee assured the…

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Remembering A Free Australia

In free societies men and women can—under the rule of law—pursue their own self-interest through “truck, barter and exchange” (to use Adam Smith’s words). The stunning increase in prosperity since…

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Victorian Electoral Commission’s Move To Gag Andrew Bogut An Affront To Liberty

It is a sign of how Covid has emboldened the authoritarian instincts of the political class that the Victorian Electoral Commission thought it could silence Andrew Bogut for expressing a...
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PM Seeks The Credit, So Cops The Blame

The problem with running a one-man government is there in the descriptor. All the credit is yours and so is the blame. Scott Morrison won the 2019 federal election for the Coalition...
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Australia’s Day Of Moans

Our national day has become an annual festival of bitterness and complaint, led by an elite minority This year, like every year, Australia Day is being commandeered by Australians who...
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Morrison Government’s Economic War Crimes Could Cost Liberals Election

Allow me to be the first political commentator this election season, as far as I’m aware, to invoke the immortal motto of one-time Bill Clinton acolyte James Carville, from Clinton’s...
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Novak Djokovic, Freedom Fighter

If he plays, frustrated Aussies will cheer on not just a sporting champion, but a champion of freedom and the rule of law. The swift and resounding judgment by the...
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Djok’s Oz Hitch Is A Uniquely Australian Saga

Even for an Australian here in Melbourne, the Novak Djokovic saga has been bizarre, chaotic and Kafkaesque but also somehow uniquely Australian – with our Prime Minister leaping, Steve Irwin-like, into direct...
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Djokovic Cast Perfectly In Australia’s COVID-19 Drama

The story of Novak Djokovic in Melbourne for the Australian Open is a perfect cameo of this country’s management of COVID-19. The world’s No.1 tennis player has made a brief...
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A Year Of Woke Madness

Emboldened by Covid lockdowns, in 2021 the woke took their cancellation games to a whole new level You have to hand it to the woke activists. While the majority of...
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Overreach Is Ultimately More Toxic Than Covid

As we cap off another year of lockdowns, mandates, and Covid secrecy, the reality that the danger of the Covid-19 virus is far exceeded by the danger of governments using...
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‘Voices of’ Franchise is a Trend

The fear the “Voices of” independents are striking into the Coalition can be measured by the tone of the language Scott Morrison has used to attack them. While in Queensland this week,...
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Borders Are Back

The many new borders drawn recently make a mockery of rhetoric about a world without boundaries, argues theologian Phillip Tolliday. ‘Papers, please.’ In my imagination I connect this request to…

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Masked Intentions

Even in Liberal-led South Australia, COVID-19 is becoming an excuse to usher in Orwellian controls, warns journalist Paul Mitchell. Never mind that COVID-lite South Australia is currently trialling an SA…

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An Injection Of Truth

Vaccine Passports are a dangerous step towards totalitarian control that must be resisted, argues philosophy lecturer Martin Black. The Morrison Government has departed from its own stated principles that vaccination…

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Let’s Revive Our National Spirit

As COVID vaccination targets are reached, there is much talk by politicians and media of freedoms being ‘returned’ to citizens. There are two problems with this type of phrase. First,…

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Libs Like Labor As Far As Eye Can See

At the beginning of every election campaign every politician proclaims “this is the most important election in our lifetime and the future of the country is at stake”. At one...
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Religious Discrimination Bill: A Cure Worse Than the Disease for Australians of Faith

The danger of the Australian government’s new religious discrimination bill is that in adding more laws on top of bad laws, Australians of faith could find it is a cure...
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