The life-and-death decisions weighing on Julian Assange

Julian Assange would hate to see himself as a pawn in a large chess game. Love him or hate him, few people would think Assange has anything less than a healthy ego, so he’d rather picture himself as the ‘hero knight’ against a king, but never a pawn. But a pawn he is. Sitting in …

Don’t be blasé, Trump really could go to war with Iran

There is a temptation in Australia to think US President Donald Trump is just rattling sabres with Iran. In the best-case scenario, that may be true. But in the worst-case scenario we are heading to war – and it is not an unpredicted war. Back in June 2017, I predicted Mr Trump would not bomb North Korea, …

The High Court should rule on Folau.

The Rugby Australia Code of Conduct Panel has ruled that Israel Folau has committed a high-level breach of his contract potentially becoming the first major Australian sports star to be fired for expressing a religious belief. Even though this hearing took much longer than anticipated, I hope that this is not the end of the …