This Government is operating like a bunch of cheap gangsters.
This is a Government, which – do not forget – also unleashed a media inquiry on its critics. This Government cannot and should not be trusted with any proposal likely to further restrict our free speech.
Bravo, Keith Windschuttle:
If his oppressive scheme is ever implemented, we would feel compelled to defend the long tradition of press freedom by engaging in civil disobedience.Â While ever I am editor, Quadrant would not recognise the News Media Council’s authority, we would not observe its restrictions, and we would not obey its instructions, whatever the price.Â We hope other publishers will take a similar stand.
Anglican Bishop Turns AGE Â Economist
An archbishop whose grasp of economics seems to be informed by nothing more profound than a few opinion pieces inÂ The AgeÂ and some Labor spin should really stick to theology:
Every word of this analysis could have been cut and pasted from the Labor press release.
Another boat of suspected asylum seekers has been intercepted north of Ashmore Islands early this morning,Â taking the tally of Australian boat arrivals this week to four.