• The worrying decline of Australian civil liberties

    Johan Lidberg     |      June 12, 2019

    The recent police raids on the ABC and News Corp go beyond questions of free speech and media freedom – they’re further proof of Australia’s wider democratic decline.

  • The vexed question of campus freedom of speech

    Jade Roberts     |      October 3, 2018

    The right to academic freedom and freedom of speech on campus is a sacred one for universities, but the nature of this responsibility is often complex. However open and robust public debate on campus is important for the same reasons it’s important in society more generally.

  • The ‘Braveheart effect’ – and how companies manipulate our desire for freedom

    Simon McCarthy-Jones     |      September 3, 2018

    Being mindful of the Braveheart effect can help us to be active decision makers guided by reason, rather than passive victims of evolution or corporations, no matter how they try to ‘nudge’ us towards buying their wares.

  • Press censorship clouds the Asia-Pacific

    Open Forum     |      April 28, 2018

    The Chinese model of state-controlled news and suppression of free speech and information is being copied in other countries in Asia and the Pacific, threatening democracy and civil society.