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I don't know why, but the recent take-down of Aziz Ansari in the press and on social media feels like a turning point. It seems like this is the moment that #MeToo slipped its moorings.
Attempts to modify the SSM bill to protect freedom of speech and religious beliefs got little support and amendments to the bill were voted down.
by Peter Fenwick - 17/01/2018 - 6 comments
The idea of a reigning monarch who attains their rank by dint of birth sticks in the craw of many. And yet this is one of the greatest benefits of our constitutional monarchy.
by Nicola Wright - 16/01/2018 - 14 comments
As a former Australian Labor Party president and advisor to conservative prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, Mundine is not known for pulling his punches.
by Sean Jacobs - 15/01/2018 - 3 comments
None of my agreement with what the French women say, is to condone improper activity. And I have good reason to denounce the abuse of power.
by Bob Ryan - 12/01/2018 - 6 comments
Should the community quietly accept the sweeping away of many of these basic protections, when it comes to a 'special case'?
by Brendan O'Reilly - 12/01/2018 - 3 comments
There is no appeasing the Culture War factions because, at the end of the day, the progressive left and conservative right are marching down the same track.
by Mark Christensen - 10/01/2018 - 21 comments
Having repeatedly boasted, self-congratulated and beamed at the idea that Australia is the most multicultural nation on earth, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been less cautious of late.
by Binoy Kampmark - 4/01/2018 - 19 comments
Until this incident I was unaware that jewellery could be racist but how woefully mistaken I was.
by Russell Grenning - 3/01/2018 - 10 comments
The overall cost has been estimated at a whopping $477.986 million in direct costs, plus $70.5 million for victim support services.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 3/01/2018 - 9 comments
Gender-blind recruitment is a worthy goal, but we are not heading in that direction. Instead we are being encouraged to see gender as the first and most important thing.
by David Leyonhjelm - 19/12/2017 - 3 comments
That she had even assumed such a position of scepticism immediately catapulted her into the circles of fire.
by Binoy Kampmark - 18/12/2017 - 25 comments


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