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Rosalind Dixon is a professor of law at UNSW Sydney and Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

US abortion case shows we cannot take reproductive rights for granted
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US abortion case shows we cannot take reproductive rights for granted

The right to an abortion in Australia is legally protected – but that protection depends on a political system that shows bipartisan support for reproductive rights.

  • by Rosalind Dixon

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How to host a Zoom Christmas
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How to host a Zoom Christmas

There are ways to recapture a small sense of joy in virtual catch-ups.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
The PM’s ‘can-do’ climate capitalism won’t work without a price on carbon
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The PM’s ‘can-do’ climate capitalism won’t work without a price on carbon

Fossil fuels remain too cheap for businesses to quit because they do not carry the full social and environmental cost.

  • by Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden
Proposed voter ID laws pose a risk to our democracy
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Proposed voter ID laws pose a risk to our democracy

Requiring voters to show identification seems reasonable. We require ID for many things in our society, and this is only increasing in a world of vaccine certificates. But appearances can be deceiving.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
We are in the middle of an emergency – the ICAC should have waited
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We are in the middle of an emergency – the ICAC should have waited

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has become the James Comey of Australian politics – announcing an investigation into alleged historical misconduct at the worst possible time, thereby forcing the exit of a powerful female leader the state needs.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
Kindergarten not year 12 should get priority
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Kindergarten not year 12 should get priority

Supporting a teenager to learn from home requires the occasional refresher on trigonometry. But helping a kindergarten child learn to read is far more time intensive.

  • by Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden
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Hard lockdown in south-west Sydney must come with compensation
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Hard lockdown in south-west Sydney must come with compensation

Is it really fair to ask Fairfield residents to stay home, while Bondi residents go and exercise at the beach? The only way to overcome this obvious inequality is compensation - and lots of it.

  • by Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden
Delay the start of term if that’s what it takes to get teachers vaccinated
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Delay the start of term if that’s what it takes to get teachers vaccinated

School closures should be the last line in the COVID-defence strategy, but teachers need protection.

  • by Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden
Annette Kimmitt made a serious mistake when she sent email to staff
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Annette Kimmitt made a serious mistake when she sent email to staff

But it would be deeply ironic and quite unfair if Kimmitt was to depart while Christian Porter returned to work without facing any independent investigation.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
In fairness to Christian Porter, his denial cannot end the matter
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In fairness to Christian Porter, his denial cannot end the matter

An independent investigation is the only way to not only settle public disquiet but to answer hovering allegations of sexual assault against Australia’s highest law officer.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
I was sledged as a nine-year-old cricketer - and I think the sledging culture should change
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I was sledged as a nine-year-old cricketer - and I think the sledging culture should change

Racial abuse allegations should make us question whether sledging has had its day.

  • by Rosalind Dixon