The lawful truth of the High Court’s offshore detention decision

Martin McKenzie-Murray
The High Court’s ruling that offshore detention is legal has cruelly condemned 37 Australian-born babies to a life of uncertainty on a bleak island. What was the government's ‘sleight of hand’ that protected our immigration policy?

Gadfly: Is Brandis suffering drain damage?

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

The law and Australian anti-Daesh fighter Ashley Dyball

Michaela McGuire
The decision not to charge ‘freedom fighter’ Ashley Dyball is part of a larger question about the right of Australian citizens to join YPG’s war against Daesh.

The truth about Australia’s Ebola hospital

Mike Seccombe
A year on from the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Australia’s slow, privatised and ineffective response has come in for questioning.

State of redress

Gadfly: Delicious and de-lovely

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

Malcolm Turnbull versus the Coalition’s social conservatives

Sophie Morris
For the new prime minister, it’s time to keep his enemies close and the conservatives closer.

Gadfly: Appealing to the masses

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

Meta commentary

Gadfly: Dark knight in Camelot

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

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