Category Archives: Tough on Crime, tough on criminals

Scream Test: ABC edition

This comment made on Q&A Monday night is causing a kerfuffle: You’re more right likely to be killed by a refrigerator, in the United States, falling on you. As Rowan Dean pointed out on Tuesday – within hours 22 refrigerators … Continue reading

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That’s interesting

Robert Gottliebsen draws our attention to Section 137.1 of the Federal Criminal Code: 137.1   False or misleading information              (1)  A person commits an offence if:                      (a)  the person gives information to another person; and                      (b)  the person … Continue reading

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Because obeying the law is for the little people …

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All four of them?

Two articles caught my eye in the morning papers. Here is Immigration Minister Peter Dutton being tough on crime: We are cancelling in record numbers the visas of foreigners who engage in serious crime. Sounds serious. Here is the policy … Continue reading

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Victorian government priorities

Victorian government workers are being discouraged from using “heteronormative” terms such as “husband” and “wife” in a new guide to communicating with the LGBTI community. Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”. The Inclusive … Continue reading

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Sins of the grandparents II

Paul Kelly buys into the Peter Dutton controversy. Kelly advances three arguments that I can see: Malcolm Turnbull is muscling  up to Bill Shorten (about time I reckon).  The left have over-reached in their reaction to Dutton’s comments – undoubtedly … Continue reading

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The sins of the grandchildren …

Peter Dutton has managed quite a feat: a criticism of Malcolm Fraser that I think is wrong and unfair. Who could imagine commentary so wrong that Malcolm Fraser is unfairly maligned? So what did Dutton do? Mr Dutton last week … Continue reading

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Derryn Hinch on civil disobedience

There is a very good profile of Derryn Hinch in the Weekend Australian. This is the most important point in article: Surely you are allowed to break bad laws so long as you take the consequences and I’ve never dodged … Continue reading

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Because terrorists have rights II

Run. Don’t look back. Save yourself. That’s what 12 hostages did on the night of the Lindt Cafe siege. And for nearly two years, I’ve been thinking they did the wrong thing. Although their actions were understandable, they probably unwillingly … Continue reading

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Scholarships and the age of consent

So here is a story that generated some attention during the day: A leading education scholarship provider backed by some of Australia’s biggest businesses has begun quizzing high school students on their sexuality as part of its application process, sparking … Continue reading

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