Coroner declares TB death of Indian man Manjit Singh the ‘saddest story’

He died alone, a young man in a Sydney hospital bed thousands of kilometres from home, a victim of exploitation, poverty and a disease belonging in the pages of a 19th century medical text — tuberculosis. When a doctor phoned the man’s family in India to say that he wouldn’t … Continue reading

Tony Abbott’s Drug Problem: Too Much Time At The Cool-Aid Container – Mathew Kenneally

Everything in moderation, including ideology. Unless you’re a Liberal Party minister. Mathew Kenneally explains. In an opinion attacking Victoria’s Human Rights Charter, the then High Court Justice Dyson Heydon compared human rights to narcotics: The odour of human rights sanctity is sweet and addictive. It is a comforting drug stronger … Continue reading

Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism

There is an urban legend about boiling frogs, and it goes like this. If you put a frog in a pan of cold water and slowly, slowly turn up the heat, the frog will sit there quite calmly until it boils to death. Creeping cultural change is like that. It’s … Continue reading