Abbott’s budget reply supports avoiding waste, opposes cutting inefficient spending

In his 2011 budget reply speech, Tony Abbott emphasised avoiding waste and getting value for money from public spending. But when it came to speaking about expenditure reductions in a mental health initiative, it seemed to be a different story.

Jury trials, the Internet and human behaviour

Read my article at New Matilda responding to concerns that the Internet threatens the integrity of the jury trial system.

Right-wing authoritarianism and anti-Obama aggression

Read my article at ABC The Drum Unleashed about how right-wing authoritarianism might explain why some conservative leaders don’t distance themselves from conspiracy theories about Barack Obama – and how this might relate to the recent aggression from some conservative followers.