By Brian on October 31, 2013
Last week Qld premier Campbell Newman told the state’s legal fraternity to “come out of your ivory towers” and realise the only reason the government introduced a raft of tough new laws because the “system was failing”. He said members […]
By Cristy on September 20, 2013
Before the election, the Human Rights Law Centre asked Mark Dreyfus, Penny Wright and George Brandis to each write a short article outlining their visions and priorities for human rights and justice in Australia. Now that Brandis has become our […]
By Guest Poster on August 29, 2013
I’m not talking about a verbal or newspaper attack, a political attack or a funding cut. I mean that somebody threw a bomb out of a car at a group of people at the One Mile Community in Western Australia.
By Cat Herding Cabal on August 13, 2013
Do Public Servants have implied constitutional freedom of political communication?
By Mark Bahnisch on July 21, 2013
I used to joke that every time I went interstate, weird stuff started happening in politics. Now, I think I can confidently declare that it gets even weirder when I go overseas. I flew back into Brisbane from Heathrow on […]
By Cristy on May 25, 2013
[My Constitutional Law is rusty and so this is an attempt to start a conversation, not to make a definite argument on this issue. I really welcome thoughtful debate.] The NSW government has recently issued new ‘Principles for Funding of […]
By Cristy on April 26, 2013
There is a video doing the rounds at the moment of Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe declaring that water isn’t a human right and arguing that the best way to ensure fair distribution is through privatisation and assigning a market value […]
By Cristy on April 12, 2013
The federal president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Steve Hambleton, has suggested that children who are not vaccinated should be held back from attending school. I think this is a terrible suggestion. Let me explain why. First of all, education […]
By Robert Merkel on April 4, 2012
For anyone who’s paid any attention whatsoever to expert opinion on the issue, the Australia 21 report on illicit drug policy is profoundly unsurprising. Prohibition has failed, and imposes massive human and financial costs on all of us.
By Helen on April 1, 2012
The recent chin-stroking by various people regarding Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of a vigilante crank is shameful. I was reminded of Maia’s commentary on the victim-blaming attending the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. (In an astonishing coincidence, both Martin and […]
By Guest Poster on March 15, 2012
Crikey’s website is down today, so we’re publishing the latest Coal Seam Gas: Behind the Seams posts here. NB: You might like to consider donating to support the work of FAQ Research on our Coal Seam Gas project. The project […]
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