Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges

The NSW police’s system of roadside drug testing (RDT) is a poorly justified encroachment on the freedoms of the individual. Similar to random breath testing, RDTs randomly screen drivers for marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy. But apart from the context in which these tests are carried out, there are few further similarities between RBTs and RDTs. Strictly Read more about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges[…]

The Politics of Fear (Part II: All Extremists are the Same)

With further counter-terrorism arrests carried out in Sydney this morning, I expect the same tired tensions bubble to the surface. Hiding behind the thin rhetoric of ‘national security’ and ‘Western values’, anti-Muslim campaigners will crawl out of their caves, blink a bit, projectile vomit some casual racism and then scurry away before the light of Read more about The Politics of Fear (Part II: All Extremists are the Same)[…]