Dara Macdonald

Priorities, priorities. Please welcome Victoria’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner

25 September 2020 5:00 am

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Victorian Government last week decided to announce the appointment of the first…

The increasing threat of delegated legislation – legislation put above the power of parliament

9 September 2020 7:12 pm

“It’s probably a bit unusual for me to be in agreement with the IPA,” said Labor Senator Kim Carr. “I…

Why the ABC shouldn’t just receive a funding freeze, but a cut.

3 July 2020 5:00 am

The ABC using its own airtime to cry poor makes for tedious viewing and ignores the concerns of ordinary Australians. …

The biggest issue with COVIDSafe: incompetence

7 May 2020 4:10 pm

The COVID-19 tracing application may look like a targeted and temporary solution, but history shows that privacy incursions are typically…

We must ensure our liberties are returned as swiftly as they have been taken

10 April 2020 12:22 pm

On March 30, New South Wales went to bed in a liberal democracy and woke up in a police state…

We need strength to survive, not a shutdown of our economy

31 March 2020 3:25 pm

Australia needs strength to survive the coronavirus, but many policies designed to manage the spread may be counterproductively weakening our…

How localism and community spirit can see us through the corona crisis

27 March 2020 1:06 pm

Rather than more centralisation of powers with the government and bureaucrats in Canberra, a better approach to managing coronavirus would…