Category Archives: Tough on Crime, tough on criminals

Free speech not academic freedom

QUT academic Brian McNair has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. A Queensland university is in damage control after one of its ­academics, Scottish-trained media professor Brian McNair, described Islam as “a cancer on the planet”. Here is the … Continue reading

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Daniel – you have one job: Protect life, limb, and property.  

I’m happy to accept that the optimal level of crime is not zero. I’m also happy to accept that we can’t live zero-risk lives. Furthermore there is a price to be paid for living with a very large number of … Continue reading

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Mark Steyn on the refrigerator risk to freedom

In Australia in recent days there has been some controversy over a Quadrant editor’s response to the obnoxious remarks of someone on the ABC’s Q&A panel that an American has more chance of being killed by a falling refrigerator than … Continue reading

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How times have changed

Then:   Now:  

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Well actually …

Charles Wooley makes these contradictory statements in the Australian: And I would have replied that I remember Christians indiscriminately blowing up innocent civilians during the so-called Troubles in Northern Ireland. They believed God was on their side, so any atrocity … Continue reading

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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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