Monica Wilkie

How woke workplaces make us big babies

29 October 2019 5:00 am

Businesses have “gone too far” in telling people how to live their lives, according to Attorney-General Christian Porter. His comments were sparked…

Ita fails the ABC of race relations

14 October 2019 11:06 am

ABC chair Ita Buttrose laments that the Australian media landscape is “too white” and not representative of our multicultural society.…

Don’t kill free speech to kill hate speech

4 October 2019 5:00 am

Flawed ‘hate speech’ laws are a threat to free speech. The best way to protect minorities – while also properly…

Does the Human Rights Commission really believe in guilty until found innocent?

17 September 2019 5:00 am

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s recommendations for discrimination law reform — which look like they wish to reverse the onus…

The biggest threat to our democracy is government, not social media

30 July 2019 5:00 am

Social media has been blamed for an epidemic of damaging misinformation that has supposedly poisoned political discourse. But the real…

Queensland: trying to ban itself into good health

10 July 2019 12:45 pm

The Queensland government has announced it will ban junk food advertising at government-owned sites such as train stations and bus…

Who’s winning? Follow the (crowd-funding) money

8 July 2019 5:00 am

Crowdfunding sites are a barometer of public opinion. Divisive political events might make for great media headlines and social media…

We can’t pick and choose when freedom maters

18 June 2019 7:59 am

The AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist are alarming, but the discussion needs to go beyond…

Social media doesn’t equal votes

4 June 2019 3:31 pm

The impact of social media on politics is a contentious topic. Some argue social media harms political discourse, journalism, and…

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia and how tolerant should we be of intolerance?

12 May 2019 5:42 pm

The Israel Folau case has brought up a crucial question our society has asked before, and will undoubtedly ask again.…

Free speech vs hate speech

29 March 2019 12:52 pm

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to stopping hate speech, expressing his concern at what he…

When gender activism masquerades as good HR

27 February 2019 2:25 pm

The university thought police have developed a new tool to ensure their students think correctly. Clubs at the University of…

The problem with ‘hate speech’ laws

21 February 2019 3:27 pm

When Facebook posts lead to Federal Court proceedings, a parliamentary inquiry, and a bankruptcy, something has gone seriously wrong with…

No basis in bias science

13 September 2018 12:34 pm

News that the Australian Taxation Office has been running unconscious bias training courses raises the question: why are taxpayers footing the bill…

Do you want politics with that?

23 February 2017 7:33 am

Politics used to be confined to newspapers and stuffy government buildings — it was considered an impolite topic of conversation. Now, it has become the norm for political agendas to appear in every aspect…