Principle is not for breaking

I see that persistent apologist Jim Unkles is pushing new Attorney-General Nicola Roxon to act on pardoning the Boer War multiple murderers Harry Morant and Peter Handcock. He is offering to “brief her – that is, present his version of the 1901 court m…

Don’t shoot the messengers

Young Australians linger apprehensively on death row in Bali, awaiting a final judicial appeal ruling, out of sight and mind, Alexia Hall says. Australia should be campaigning widely for a death penalty-free region, and engaging directly with Indonesia…

Assange to be assassinated?

A court ruling in the USA has opened the way for President Obama to order the assassination of Julian Assange – or even an American citizen – without trial, without conviction. To thwart extremists labelling Assange a “terrorist” and calling for his kil…