Tag Archives: pauline hanson

Open Borders

Uberblogger Matt Yglesias recently posted on why an open borders policy for the US–possibly using an auction system to regulate the rate of flow–is a reasonable option, basing his claim on comparative population densities and history: But the United States ran an open borders regime throughout the 19th century and we weren’t worse off for […]

Hanson goes?

I was unaware until this morning that I had been quoted at length over at LP on the Pauline Hanson issue: not about her leaving the country, but about Tony Abbott’s shenanigans when he set up ‘Australians for Honest Politics’, which to my mind is a black mark equivalent to his behaviour over RU 486. I […]

Defamation for dummies

In light of the recent publication of photos purportedly showing a semi-naked Pauline Hanson, we thought it was time to learn a thing or two about the law of defamation. The law of defamation not only has ramifications for newspapers, but also for blogs. Main Entry: de·fa·ma·tion Pronunciation: “de-f&-‘mA-sh&n Function: noun 1 : communication to […]

A tort of invasion of privacy for Australia?

I only started properly paying attention to the ‘Pauline Hanson pictures’ scandal after reading Iain Hall’s post on whether or not the pictures do actually depict Hanson. I should add that I’m linking to Iain’s post in large part because he’s been careful to crop the image and do a proper analysis ‘for the purposes […]