The Obama administration made a habit of resorting to the 1917 Espionage Act against those daring to blow the whistle, standing at eight prosecutions.
If the book is sober and responsible, and if Emerald's letter is correct, that poses a question: Does Britain have free speech?
Although ABC Fact Check claims to be neutral and objective, it is revealing what they have chosen not to fact check in the debate over abortion law reform.
Democracy breaks down when there is no public trust. It breaks down, too, when accepted parliamentary procedure - accepted by convention, if not by written code - is second-guessed by the courts.
Furthermore, Australia is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which protects not only the expression of favourable information or ideas but also unpopular ideas.
In addition to Victoria, most Australian states and territories are reviewing their vilification laws, in the belief current protections are inadequate and require ‘modernising.’
They can sense something awry in our intelligence system like a well trained dog sniffs out truffles.
Reflections on misinformation and QLD tort reform
Australians need to see Morrison practise his Christian faith with Priya, her husband Nadesalingam (Nades), with daughters Kopika, 4, and Tharunicaa, 2.
This not only lowers our living standards and impedes progress - it also quite literally puts lives at risk.
It is an offence to insult a registrar or magistrate in a bankruptcy examination, a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal and on and on.
Instead of trying to resolve their problems, state-sponsored financial incentives will tempt a parent to leave the marriage and subsequently alienate their children from the other parent.