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The unfreedom of tax academia for the left

June 15, 2019 - 12:10 -- Admin

The Australian and other Murdoch outlets have been running a faux University freedom campaign for years now. As they lose more and more ‘sensible centre’ journalists – how much longer can Peter van Onselen stay there more or less on his own? – they seem to have become more strident in their condemnation of cultural Marxism, our takeover of Universities, education, and the like.

The unfreedom of tax academia for the left

June 15, 2019 - 12:10 -- Admin

The Australian and other Murdoch outlets have been running a faux University freedom campaign for years now. As they lose more and more ‘sensible centre’ journalists – how much longer can Peter van Onselen stay there more or less on his own? – they seem to have become more strident in their condemnation of cultural Marxism, our takeover of Universities, education, and the like.

The Australian Federal Police acknowledge receiving my Freedom of Information request

June 11, 2019 - 20:22 -- Admin

I lodged my FoI request with the AFP to find details of any advice they had about the legality and constitutionality of the recent raids on the press. This is their acknowledgement of my FoI request.

stripslashes('') . clean_pre('Dear Mr Passant

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your application dated 10 June 2019, in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as per your email below.

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The Australian Federal Police acknowledge receiving my Freedom of Information request

June 11, 2019 - 20:22 -- Admin

I lodged my FoI request with the AFP to find details of any advice they had about the legality and constitutionality of the recent raids on the press. This is their acknowledgement of my FoI request.

stripslashes('') . clean_pre('Dear Mr Passant

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your application dated 10 June 2019, in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as per your email below.

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The police, the constitution, freedom of information and a free press

June 10, 2019 - 20:15 -- Admin

Australia does not have a right to free speech. However the High Court has ruled that there is implied in the Constitution a right to political communication. Like all things constitutional, written or implied, this is subject to the Court’s interpretation.  I think it fair to say it is a fairly narrow right, and one the Court keeps narrowing.

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