Tag Archives: war on drugs

“An ugly precedent”: Critics slam police strip searching at train stations

“An ugly precedent”: Critics slam police strip searching at train stations

While the NSW police strip-searching members of the public has provoked an angry response, it also represents the first step of something galling.

Current Affairs Wrap: World loses Avicii, banking commission strikes, twelvie flees to Bali

It was a week that brought us many horrible things. Headlined by the schadenfreude the bank commission enabled.

Medicinal marijuana: Time to remove the stigma

With the legalisation of medicinal marijuana ever closer, Rob Idol says it’s time to focus on the health benefits, not the assumed stigma.

Current Affairs: Scott McIntyre, Charlie Hebdo, the Greens, #Bali9 and PEN

Looking at the Scott McIntyre firing, #Bali9 executions, Charlie Hebdo and PEN, and the Greens, the concept of “freedom” in its many forms stands out as the issue of the week in Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.

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