NATIONAL: Race relations have hit a new low in this country. The nation’s top lawmaker is now seeking to weaken one of the few protections against racial vilification afforded to minorities, to protect the rights of bigots. And the Human Rights Commissioner is paving the way. AMY MCQUIRE* looks at the history of the Racial Discrimination Act’s section 18c and the current debate.
NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW ‘Super Principal’ accused of sexually assaulting a young child has appeared in Moree Local Court this morning. And things didn’t go according to plan.
NATIONAL: The question of sovereign rights will take front stage over the next few months, writes JEFF MCMULLEN*.
NATIONAL: This is an edited response to “Special Treatment is the new black”, by Gary Johns, The Australian, February 2 2012.
NATIONAL: A huge thank you for Tracker. I am in turn diverted, angered, informed, encouraged and amused as I read my way through, writes Dindy Vaughan.
NATIONAL: In a relationship, if someone is hurting, be it physical or emotional, the general human response is to exercise compassion, sympathy and understanding, writes Tania Lee Searle.