While advice to ‘prorogue’ or halt a term of government is controversial, it remains appropriate to prevent a vote of no confidence while by-elections are pending.
The NSW coalition remains intact, but no one can miss the crack that has been repaired by superglue.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has been condemned for his comments in the wake of the fatal Christchurch mosque massacre.
The short answer is no. But the longer answer is that it has a complicated history (and the best remedy remains at the ballot box).
It’s a fight for a rapidly vanishing centre, which will make passing bills difficult for whoever wins.
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Mark Latham in the upper house? A Coalition minority government? The NSW election is nearly upon us, and it’s going to be a wild ride.
It's worth keeping an eye on the NSW election outcome. It may end up telling us a lot about how global political themes, like the erosion of centrist politics, are playing out here in Australia.
Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
Premier Denis Napthine has acknowledged to the Victorian parliament that homosexual acts between consenting adults should never have been a crime.
Almost two years ago, The Conversation published an article, “Wiping the slate clean: historic convictions for gay sex must be expunged”. The article discussed the British government’s moves to remove…