Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, has a piece in The Australian today ($) which examines a number of cases where private citizens have dealt with unacceptable behaviour without needing to turn to the state for moral guidance. Among the examples is the story of Continue Reading →
In April this year Vincent van Heerden lost a court case in Western Australia. He’s about to launch an appeal against the original decision. The case is compelling for a number of reasons.
First, it involves the exercise of arbitrary government power. Van Heerden wants to sell Continue Reading →
Tomorrow marks one year since the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security handed down its report on the Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation. That inquiry was kicked off in July 2012, when Continue Reading →
“Today’s decision of the High Court of Australia in Williams v The Commonwealth of Australia is a step in the right direction,” said Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
The High Court has declared invalid legislation designed to protect the Commonwealth funding regime for chaplaincy programs in Continue Reading →
The lockout laws in Sydney were designed to Continue Reading →
From 1 July 2014, Victorian P-Platers will have greater choice of vehicles for their first car following changes announced to the prohibited vehicle guidelines for P-Plate drivers. According to the announcement today by Victorian Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder, thousands of Continue Reading →
Yesterday I wrote a letter to every Liberal MP in the state parliaments of New South Wales and Victoria. The Sydney Morning Herald reports today:
Conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has castigated the state governments of Victoria and NSW for “failing to defend” Liberal values by their opposition to Continue Reading →
Today I’ve sent a letter to every Liberal MP sitting in the Victorian and New South Wales parliaments. I’ve used the letter to remind them of the values to which they subscribe as members of the Liberal Party, following the disappointing decision of the NSW and Victorian Coalition governments to oppose proposals to restore of free speech in Australia:
I remind you of the values to which you adhere as Liberals. For example, in the federal Liberal Party platform it states Continue Reading →