Tag Archives: Freedom of political opinion

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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Easter Saturday: The Wilderness Experience and Depression

Today is Easter Saturday, the day after the Crucifixion and the day before the Resurrection. It is a day of wilderness. In my psychoanalytic practice I liken depression to such a wilderness experience – a state of stasis, un-sured-ness, inability … 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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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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Progress report ACD 86 of 2013 Banerji v Bowles

LaLegale update: ACD86 of 2013. Today, the parties appeared in the Federal Court and submitted consent orders with the result that (1) The Appellant’s Notice of Appeal be discontinued with no order as to costs, and (2) The Cross-Appellant’s Cross-Appeal … Continue reading

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