Laurence W Maher

In praise of Justice Fagan

16 March 2019 9:00 am

One sombre fact of life in contemporary Australia is the steady flow of terrorism prosecutions in which individuals have been…

Terrorism notes

24 November 2018 9:00 am

PM’s plain speaking about motivations and excuses The Commonwealth criminal code defines ‘terrorist act’ as one intended to coerce or…

Australian notes

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Human Rights Commission hoisted with its own petard In the recent Australian Marriage Law Survey, Australians were asked the following…

Dissent and depravity

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The propagandising of the Australian outpost of the international religious political party Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) supplies the foremost contemporary demonstration…

Voltaire, Waleed Aly and the 18d trope

6 December 2016 1:10 pm

It has been a dismal year for the commanders and foot soldiers in Australia’s war against so-called hate speech. In several recent ground operations, the massed forces of contemporary…

The amazing self-defeating section 18c

7 September 2016 1:57 pm

The judicial enforcement of section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Australia’s most notorious “hate speech” censorship law, was…