Stephen Hall

March 29, 2016

The Purpose of Politics is the Common Good

A headline in this morning’s Sydney Morning Herald boldly states Demagogues are sucking the air out of genuine public debate. Which leads nicely into something I have been drafting over the […]
March 24, 2016
Dissent Protects Democracy

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) in 2014 the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  then claimed that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must […]
March 21, 2016

Noongar Timeline

    Noongar dancers and Elders at WA Parliament during 2009 The following is a timeline of Noongar history and was originally published online in 2015.  It will be updated […]
March 21, 2016
During the round 14 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at SCG on July 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

Considering the Adam Goodes controversy in a broader context

The response to Adam Goodes’ dance is just one example of a very strong thread of racism that runs throughout Australia and Australian sport. His passionate dancing in the direction […]