Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs speaks out

Ramona Koval
In an Abbott government attack Gillian Triggs was very publicly upbraided in a senate estimates hearing last year. But despite the battering, the Human Rights Commission president has vowed to stay true to her cause.

Gadfly: Bolt upright

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

What’s next for same-sex marriage

Karen Middleton
As the Liberal Party splinters further on same-sex marriage, both ends of the debate are arguing for a different kind of free vote.

Proposed counterterrorism laws in the spotlight

Karen Middleton
The government’s latest counterterrorism bill brings into question the delicate balance of protecting the community while maintaining the principles of justice.

Gadfly: Caustic Coryspondence

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Gadfly: Puzzle resolution

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Legal questions over Robb, Ruddock special envoy jobs

Karen Middleton
Doubts have emerged over the constitutional basis of the recent appointment of Philip Ruddock and Andrew Robb as special envoys.

Gadfly: Freedom is free

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.

Gadfly: Heroes of the Justice League

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.

The men hijacking family law reforms

Nijole Cork
A coalition of men’s rights activists has captured the ear of the crossbench and is rewriting the Family Law Act by stealth.

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