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ABC The Drum 8h
"One of the odd things about no longer being able to discriminate against LGBTQI students is, they're almost the only students they can't discriminate against now." Jane Caro says the Freedom of Religion Review has forced people to face discrimination in private schools.
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ABC The Drum 10h
Read the response from the Department of Defence to our questions regarding Australian military exports to Saudi Arabia
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ABC The Drum 10h
“Labor says it would do better by finding third country resettlement. That's a tough one to prove. But nobody is justifying or defending the delay in keeping people, especially kids, indefinitely in Nauru, nobody.” Peter Hartcher on Nauru
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ABC The Drum 10h
“Neither political party argues that it's an essential part of the policy to have people stuck suffering indefinitely on Nauru. The government is at fault for allowing things to proceed too slowly.” Peter Hartcher on Refugees
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ABC The Drum 10h
“It's time to have a Royal Commission into this whole process. I would appoint a former High Court justice and have a look at what is going on. Some of the stuff that is being done in our name is absolutely barbaric.” Cate McGregor on Nauru
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ABC The Drum 10h
“Obsessed with freedom of speech and reup, have not winced at the erosion of fundamental human rights and the erosion of the rule of law and the legality principle behind the statutes of the Commonwealth Parliament.” Cate McGregor
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ABC The Drum 10h
“I don't believe a nation in this region as Australian is at the end of the Indonesian archipelago can have an open border policy. That sounds hard hearted but I don't believe we can.” Cate McGregor
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ABC The Drum 10h
“If what goes on is adequate and reasonable, why are they not allowed to speak? Why are journalists not allowed to freely visit Nauru and report on what is going on. If we everything is fine and dandy, everyone should be able to go and see.” on Nauru
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ABC The Drum 10h
“The Labor Party is as guilty about this as the Liberal Party. It's something I think that in a couple of decades' time, we'll have to apologise again for. We are always apologising for things, we should stop doing them in the first place.” on Nauru
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ABC The Drum 10h
“They call it a processing centre, but it's really a not-processing centre, it's a way of not processing them. They are putting them out to the side and hoping that people will forget about them. Mostly people do forget about them.” on Nauru
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ABC The Drum 10h
“They should worry about Kerryn Phelps because she represents essentially the progressive Liberal Party policy set. She said she will take those positions to the Parliament but with the benefit of being an independent prepared to cross the floor.” Peter Hartcher
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ABC The Drum 11h
“If the best the PM can do is to say 'vote for us as the party of stability,' after they've, without any explanation whatsoever, removed a Prime Minister who won an election, then they are asking to lose this election. He's practically begging.” Peter Hartcher
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ABC The Drum 11h
“I was born white and it's the only thing about myself I haven't changed!” Cate McGregor on Pauline Hanson
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ABC The Drum 11h
“Pauline Hanson is promoting anti-white racism as being a category that requires particular condemnation. All racism on principle should be condemned. Not one flavour over another.”
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ABC The Drum 11h
“Two weeks ago, he was worried about gender whisperers, now he can't fawn over gay kids enough and presumably gay teachers are ok too.” Cate McGregor on Scott Morrison
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ABC The Drum 11h
“They were never going to do anything sensible and make Bishop the leader after Turnbull, it's about finding someone pure from the hard right to the elusive base.” Cate McGregor
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ABC The Drum 11h
“Fairfax and Newspoll predict resounding defeats for the Coalition, a massive haemorrhaging of seats. Labor is sort of bottom feeding to some extent with Shorten. He's escaped any serious scrutiny.” Cate McGregor
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ABC The Drum 11h
“Labor must be pretty happy with how things are going at the moment now. Whether Bill Shorten's as happy as the rest of the Labor Party remains to be seen.”
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ABC The Drum 11h
“By removing Turnbull, the government's thrown away the come back and it's now once again decisively behind the Labor Party. So whatever movement you look at in the particulars in the details, the broad picture the is the same in the polls.” Peter Hartcher
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ABC The Drum 11h
“The movement within the polls is, in both cases, within a margin of error of each poll. So the movement is not necessarily statistically meaningful at all.” Peter Hartcher
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