Augusto Zimmermann

Has Australia become an elective dictatorship?

21 July 2022 4:00 am

The responses of the Australian government to the Covid pandemic had an overwhelming impact on the enjoyment of our basic…

A victory for freedom and democracy

30 June 2022 10:00 am

The US Supreme Court finally overturned Roe vs. Wade – the 1973 precedent that struck down a swath of federal and…

Autocratic behaviour thrives in Western Australia

3 June 2022 4:00 am

Western Australia’s Premier, Mark McGowan, recently launched a war of words on Peter Dutton after being asked by the media…

Welcome to a ‘Brave New Australia’

14 February 2022 4:00 am

Aldous Huxley, in a 1946 preface to Brave New World (1932), wrote of a people of slaves who would love…

Can Canberra be held accountable internationally for human rights abuses from state lockdown laws?

2 November 2021 1:00 pm

The Western Australia Premier has recently ordered 75 per cent of WA’s workforce to get vaccinated or face job losses or a…

Vaccine passport restrictions are constitutionally invalid. Here’s why

4 September 2021 12:00 pm

Australian governments are now starting to impose vaccination orders as the way out of lockdowns. They have decided that people…

The elite’s death wish and the Wuhan lab leak

25 July 2021 6:33 pm

Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, was a committed Marxist who supported the adaptation of such a Western ideology by…

You reap what you sow: why Christian Porter may lose his defamation case

29 March 2021 4:00 am

You may recall the Attorney-General’s appearance on Q&A in 2015. There Christian Porter metaphorically threw all male victims of domestic violence…

Dear Prime Minister, Australia is not a racist country

26 February 2021 1:31 pm

Although I was born overseas I consider myself a very proud citizen of this country. Australia is widely recognised as one of…

How coronavirus controls killed my faith in the Liberal Party

5 January 2021 12:40 pm

The following is my letter of resignation from the Liberal Party. It has just been presented to the Membership Coordinator…

Cancel culture panel cancelled by cancel culture

13 November 2020 5:57 pm

Last Saturday I participated as a panellist at the Disrupted Festival of Ideas. Organised by the State Library of Western Australia, I was on…

Getting on with the job? What job, precisely, Prime Minister?

1 November 2020 5:00 am

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrision said it was ‘the right decision’ of the Victorian Premier to impose lockdown draconian…

Daniel Andrews is breaking the boundaries

5 September 2020 5:30 pm

Victoria police arrested a pregnant mother in front of her little children in her Ballarat home. Zoe Buhler was arrested…

If Peter Ridd loses, academic freedom in Australia is dead

4 August 2020 6:58 pm

Scott Morrison once stated that he was unconcerned about ongoing attacks on free speech, because he thought that free speech…

Lockdown and the new Left Privilege

23 June 2020 5:00 am

As a constitutional law scholar and legal theorist who appreciates our classical liberal tradition of constitutional government and the rule…

Coronavirus: a threat to lives. The government response? A threat to fundamental liberties

5 April 2020 5:00 am

One of the few positive aspects of this present crisis is that some politicians are finally revealing their true authoritarian…

Jihad by fire?

29 January 2020 5:00 am

Here is a basic question: Would it be possible to assume that deliberately setting fires in Australia could eventually become…

Domestic violence is too serious an issue to be used by bigots bashing Christianity

10 December 2019 5:30 pm

In an article in The Conversation yesterday, Vicki Lowik (a PhD candidate at Central Queensland University) and Annabel Taylor (an associate…

The hidden male victims of domestic violence

5 December 2019 5:00 am

While domestic violence against women is constantly highlighted by the mass media, such violence against men is rarely reported. We…

How abuse of violence orders corrupts our family law system

11 November 2019 12:15 pm

I have recently prepared my submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee regarding Australia’s Family Law System. It summarises a number…

The feminist assault on justice — and due process

20 September 2019 5:00 pm

Sexual harassment, let alone sexual assault and rape, are tragic occurrences. However, the idea that any charge a woman brings…

Why everything you’ve been told about the Amazon wildfires is untrue

4 September 2019 5:00 am

You have been told lies by the French President about the Amazon rainforest burning on an unprecedented scale. Everything –…

The religious freedom Trojan horse

5 August 2019 6:43 am

There is a considerable risk that the Morrison government might be contemplating the enactment of discrimination laws that could ban…

A religious freedom commissioner: not just worse than doing nothing, but the wrong thing

19 July 2019 5:00 am

Attorney-General Christian Porter intends to put the proposed religious discrimination bill to Parliament in the near future. Unveiling the government’s…

We need a Restoration of Freedoms Bill, not religious freedom legislation

3 July 2019 5:00 am

The Morrison government is promising to introduce a religious discrimination bill. And yet, these reforms are unsatisfactory. They pose a…