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The last days of Hong Kong

Tragically, the turmoil in Hong Kong can only end badly and whatever happens, Hong Kong will never ...  
Press freedom is democratically essential, so protections must be enhanced

The Greens have been standing up for freedom of press against the LNP Government, writes William ...  
Brexit: The strings of democracy being pulled by royalty

Boris Johnson was pulled up for trying to bluster through with “Brexit” by closing Parliament ...  
The Opposition under Albo: Albsent without leave

For a long time, the Labor Party has been in defensive mode. This has assisted the Coalition, of ...  
Why the Counter Terrorism (TEO) Bill is about political, not legal, expediency

Australian immigration laws have tended to be at the mercy of political, not legal, considerati ...  
Why we beg

Independent Australia actually stands for something. The clue is in the name.  
The Hong Kong protests haunted by dangerous precedents

There have been fears that the Hong Kong protest movement would be violently suppressed since the ...  
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 ...  
Dutton’s dark police state creep

As details about the recent AFP media raids begin to come to light, Government accountability is ...  
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 ...  
A day in the life of that champion of free speech, Israel Folau

Folau’s fun-filled day starts at the Sydney Cricket Ground, watching the Sydney Swans do battle ...  
Combatting fake news

Is organised resistance to political falsehoods emerging and could this become an effective ...  
The Senate voting reforms have fractured democracy

The Senate voting reforms of 2016 has reduced the crossbench numbers and weakened democracy ...  
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 ...  
Universities, Folau, AFP raids and why free speech isn't free

The truths that expose corruption come with a price. Whistleblowers pay that price.  
Istanbul election a final test for Turkish democracy

This weekend will see another test for Turkey’s beleaguered democracy, writes Carey Robinson.  
Obligations to the world’s children in the climate emergency

This government is not fit to govern on the climate change emergency because of its incapacity to ...  
AFP raids journalists: We need to talk about our Government

There is no doubt the AFP raids are an affront to our democracy. One in which the hand of a ...