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The Australian: Another day, another minority group to denigrate

A recent article in The Australian has come under fire for its backwards views on transgender ...  
Freedom of speech: The powerful chill of the Banerji High Court decision

History demonstrates how dangerous expecting public servants to execute the policies of the day ...  
Detention centre maltreatment revealed while Home Affairs avoids charges

Despite a revelation of maltreatment in detention centres, it was revealed that Home Affairs ...  
When gaol is better than Newstart

Saying that “the best form of welfare is a job” is like saying “the best form of hospita ...  
Medevac legislation: Adequate care for battling refugees

Now that the Medevac Bill has been set for repeal, Australia runs the risk of being seen by the ...  
Democracy under threat from cruelty and apathy

It's a common refrain to say democracy is at a critical point. Why does it seem so insecure? Mike ...  
The underground railroad for abortion

In the wake of restrictive U.S. abortion laws, a new Facebook group allows women to access pills ...  
The four doctors who voted against Medevac

Four medical professionals and Coalition MPs were among those who voted to repeal the Medevac Bill ...  
Andrew Bolt continues on about Adam Goodes

Has Andrew Bolt learned anything from the racial vilification case he lost in 2011? Alan Austin ...  
Sex workers: Society's scapegoat

Last week, WA Supreme Court Justice Anthony Derrick approved the release of repeat sex offender ...  
Trump versus the Democratic 'squad': A battle for America's soul

Dr Martin Hirst on the recently-sparked contest between Trump and his followers, and a new brand ...  
Why I’m not signing up to demand the Government legislate press freedom laws

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has declared that journalists who dare publish dirty government ...  
Srebrenica, 11 July 1995: The 'White Genocide'

Bilal Cleland reminds us that the rise of fundamentalist populism in otherwise liberal societies ...  
Australia needs national abortion protection

To allow women adequate access to abortion services, they must be available across the country ...  
The slow-motion crucifixion of Julian Assange

What is happening to Julian Assange is nothing short of torture and a denial of his human rights ...  
Unconventional violations of human rights by the gas industry

A recent tribunal has determined that the unconventional gas industry is violating human, social ...  
Dutton's Australia: Refusing medical care to a two-year-old

A two-year-old in immigration detention has been denied hospital care as the 17-month battle to ...  
Support, not research: How to lower Australia's high suicide rate

Governments of all stripes must better fund frontline suicide prevention services to save lives ...