Tag Archives: Freedom of Political Communication

Immigrants – a psychoanalytic perspective

In my recent conversations with colleagues on my preferred social media platform, Twitter, I note a change – or at least, an emerging narrative, on asylum seekers, and by implication, on all persons who have sought to immigrate to this … Continue reading

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Open letter to Ms Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission

In response to Right to freedom of speech cannot breach employment contract at http://www.theage.com.au/comment/right-to-freedom-of-speech-cannot-breach-employment-contract-20150430-1mwn9f.html Dear Ms Triggs I write in response to your article which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday 1 May 2015. As President of our … Continue reading

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What do we mean when we say ‘to act politically’?

Recently, our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, was reported to say that she is not a ‘feminist’. I was rather taken aback by this on hearing it, but on reflection, I think that the statement may well be true. Julie Bishop … Continue reading

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Freedom of Political Communication in a Democracy

I have been wondering, as I have been reading Twitter replies and retweets this evening, whether the difficulty I experienced when attempting to file an “Application for order to show cause” with the accompanying affidavit, my attempt being denied on grounds of … Continue reading

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The Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication for Public Servants

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC An open letter to the Attorney-General the Honorable Senator George Brandis QC Dear Senator Brandis I write to you on the topic of the Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication for Public Servants You … Continue reading

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Australian Public Servants prohibited from criticising government at all times

A notice of appeal in the matter of Banerji v Bowles FCCA 2013 (9 August 2013) was recently filed in the Canberra registry of the Federal Court of Australia. The question for the court is whether the Public Service Act … Continue reading

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