In its recent ruling the High Court decreed that commercial publishers have responsibility for comments made on their Facebook pages. In the absence of a 21st century legal framework covering this newfangled thing called the Internet, the Court’s reasoning for the ruling refers in part to case-law dating back to the 19th century.
Experts warn against open slather on “Freedom Day”, pointing to the high mortality rate in the UK, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian prepare to pull back public health measures and end lockdowns. Callum Foote talks with public health experts on the Doherty Report assumptions and the cost of opening up.
On the eve of it’s 48th anniversary, documents just declassified by the Australian National Archives show the extent to which the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) worked closely with the CIA in the lead-up to the Coup-d’état in Chile in September 1973. Story by Peter Kornbluh and Clinton Fernandes