Category Archives: Australia

A little story to share for Harmony Day

With Benjamin Law starting the hashtag #FreedomOfSpeech on Twitter today, my little story to share for Harmony Day is too long to fit in a tweet, so I’ll share it here. First, here’s Benjamin’s original tweet: To celebrate the Coalition … Continue reading

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Learning from the past: Why Mike Baird’s new counter-terrorism bill will fail

On May 4, 2016, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced on his Facebook page about new legislation that was tabled in NSW parliament this week. Today we introduced legislation into Parliament that will allow our Police to detain and … Continue reading

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The dark side of Australia’s history: The conversation we need to have

January 26 is Australia Day. It’s our national day, and a gazetted public holiday. Why January 26? Because it was on this day in 1788 when a fleet of 11 ships, filled with Britain’s convicts (and free settlers), landed in … Continue reading

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