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Chris Merritt -- The Australian -- 10 March, 2017   Changes to the Australian Human Rights Commission that have been recommended by a parliamentary committee would not have prevented students at Queensland University of Technology being falsely accused of ­racial hatred. This is the assessment of James Paterson,...

Chris Merritt -- The Australian -- 3 March, 2017   For supporters of freedom of speech, James Paterson is fast emerging as the new pin-up boy. As a Liberal member of federal parliament’s joint committee on human rights, Senator Paterson led the charge for significant reform of...

Hedley Thomas -- The Australian -- 18 February, 2017 Gillian Triggs and her staff have had many opportunities to admit their big mistakes and say sorry in the year since Queensland University of Technology students gained the advantage of aggressive lawyers, which resulted in the lamentable conduct of...

Sam Buckingham-Jones -- The Australian -- 8 February, 2017 The chief executive of Australia Post was the nation’s highest paid public servant last year, taking home more than $5.6 million — a figure the organisation tried to keep secret. Former National Australia Bank boss Ahmed Fahour, who was...

Rosie Lewis -- The Australian -- 19 January, 2017 Australia’s Grand Mufti has called for Muslims to be given the same protections as ethnic groups under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, saying the law must be “strengthened”, not weakened, in the interest of minorities. The push to...

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has joined some of his Liberal colleagues calling for Labor and Greens MPs to explain their displays of support for “murderous” former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died last week. Mr Abbott echoed senators Eric Abetz and James Paterson in slamming...

Senator James Paterson has accused the ABC of misusing taxpayer funds and behaving like lowbrow diggers with a story that would normally be the raison d’être of the Mail Online. While the Melbourne Cup is known for its glitz and glamour, online commercial news outlets had...

By Sarah Martin Liberal MPs are stepping up calls for Gillian Triggs to resign as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, as they hit out at the ABC for not adequately covering her admission that she gave misleading evidence to a Senate inquiry. Victorian senator James...