Opinion and Commentary

Kevin Rudd’s Indigenous apology: sorry, but not much has changed in 10 years

By Professor Lynette Russell On February 13, 2008, then-prime minister Kevin Rudd issued an apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples on behalf of the Federal Parliament. Now, with a decade of hindsight, the national apology can be seen to stand as a momentous, but ultimately futile, gesture. On the day, the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (then…

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New bill would make Australia worst in the free world for criminalising journalism

By Associate Professor Johan Lidberg Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments to existing and new anti-terror and security laws in the liberal democratic world. Since September 11, 2001, it has passed 54 laws. The latest suggested addition is the Turnbull government’s crackdown on foreign interference. The bill has been heavily criticised by Australian Lawyers for…

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