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Parke wants to save our genes

Parke wants to save our genes

A foolish, lazy parliament refuses to safeguard rights to our own genes, putting Australian women at distinct disadvantage to American women in testing for breast cancer. 26 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Your data anonymous? Ha!

Your data anonymous? Ha!

Can you safeguard your privacy? No, says Stillgherrian, pointing out that a simple taxi ride might reveal all to anyone with prying eyes and evil intentions. 25 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

CJ urges bar to be more outspoken

CJ urges bar to be more outspoken

Chief Justice Robert French has welcomed more women becoming barristers, but urged the entire bar to fulfil its duty to speak out on rule of law issues. 17 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Outsiders see with different outlook

Outsiders see with different outlook

Daniel Mori’s book, about the company cowards keep, allows those who see a coloured light on a different hill to examine the perspective they are coming from. 11 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Just one freedom law, please

Just one freedom law, please

With tranches of new, freedom-curtailing terror bills passing parliament, making 65 new laws in the past decade, when will we get our first freedom-enhancing law? 10 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Terror laws: some good, some unneeded

Terror laws: some good, some unneeded

Delivering the Lionel Murphy memorial lecture for 2014, Prof George Williams gave this excellent rundown of the status of Australia’s terror laws. MPs, please take note. 6 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Who obeys the law, wins

Who obeys the law, wins

Did special forces or other soldiers violently strip, cover with hoods, and threaten with anal rape when apprehending non-violent protesters in Australia. We’re keen to know answers. 4 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Project STOP: not to be sneezed at

Project STOP: not to be sneezed at

Eyes glugged, nose clogged, ears muffled, you seek a pharmacist’s help… only to be told to STOP. Do you really think we’d get this sick just for drugs? 1 Nov 2014 Read article » ...

Nov 2014 newsletter: Elite spook committee seeks supremo powers

Nov 2014 newsletter: Elite spook committee seeks supremo powers

The committee which endorses potential spook-police excesses when it approves new terror laws now wants even more reach and control. We must fight the power grab. 31 Oct 3014 Read article » ...

Attorney-General makes prosecuting journalists a political decision

Attorney-General makes prosecuting journalists a political decision

AG George Henry Brandis has announced that prosecuting journalists over spook revelations will be a mandatory political, not independent, decision. He should repeal the bad law instead. 30 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Gough memories: state of origin

Gough memories: state of origin

Most people of a certain age have a Gough Whitlam story: here’s a couple more anecdotes from the quick quips and after-dinner range. Vale. 27 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

The TPP: what’s wrong with it?

The TPP: what's wrong with it?

As partner countries gathered in Canberra to hold more secret negotiations over the TPP, speakers at a protest outside Parliament House pointed out what is wrong with it. 22 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

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