On Monday night the Australian Taxation Office made a significant revelation about the Bell Group matter – in March 2016, they suspected George Brandis was about to issue a direction to stop them intervening in the Bell High Court case, and they were so worried that they sought legal advice about how to handle that possibility.
The Government is falsely claiming that it is ‘strengthening’ the law by removing insult, offend and humiliate from section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.Read more
Today a Senate motion introduced by Labor and co-sponsored by Senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team condemning the government’s cruel cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) has passed the Senate.Read more
Today’s story in The Australian newspaper is utterly false.Read more
Labor congratulates Justin Milne on his appointment as the new Chairman of the ABC.Mr Milne is certainly qualified for the role given his extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the media industry.Read more
Labor will strengthen native title protections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians when the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) Bill returns to the Parliament.Read more
Finally, we have an answer to the question of how much more racial hate speech will be allowed under the proposed changes to Section 18C, courtesy of Andrew Bolt – five times as much.Read more
In a test of the Prime Minister’s leadership - which he has failed miserably, Malcolm Turnbull is prepared to trade away protections for Australia’s multicultural communities in order to save his own skin.Read more