Rundle: deeply flawed sexual harassment report clashes with academic freedom

By Guy Rundle

The findings of the AHRC sexual assault report do not mean we should have more policing (physical and virtual) on university campuses.

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Tim Worner’s time as Seven West CEO should be up. But somehow isn’t …

By Stephen Mayne

Seven West CEO Tim Worner has dragged the scandal of his affair with Amber Harrison through courts both legal and of public opinion. For the sake of his company it is time to put this matter to bed.

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How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for bra sales, not solidarity

By Helen Razer

Many brands and public figures are draping themselves in rainbow colours and proudly sloganeering for the Yes campaign. However, this is often more part of a cynical marketing campaign than useful solidarity with the LGBTI community.

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Crikey Worm: yet another possible dual citizen, One Nation’s ABC demands unlikely to get up

By Emily Watkins

Another government minister has been caught up in the dual citizenship chaos, and One Nation’s media reform conditions are unlikely to get through. It’s the news you need to know, by Emily Watkins and Max Chalmers.

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Better ways to spend the garden bridge cash | Letters

By Letters

David Nowell says the garden bridge’s initial approval was undemocratic, Toby Wood wishes someone would throw Peterborough a crumb – and LJS Lesley and Jonathan Longstaff have alternative proposals for London

The proposed garden bridge across the Thames was bound to fail as soon as Zac Goldsmith lost to Sadiq Khan, given that the project never had the support of a majority of the 25-member London assembly (Recriminations fly after garden bridge cancelled, 15 August). The parties opposed to the scheme, with 16 members of the assembly between them, were one seat short of the two-thirds super majority required to stop Boris Johnson and George Osborne frittering the best part of £52m, which had the support of only nine Conservative members. Ultimately, the origins of this fiasco lies with the Blairite fixation with experimenting with directly elected local potentates, rather than properly constituted English regional assemblies and the single transferable vote for local elections.
David Nowell
New Barnet, Hertfordshire

• Peterborough Civic Society, along with the local newspaper and residents, has been campaigning for a new city centre cycle/footbridge across the city’s river Nene. Our city council has said that it cannot currently afford the £2.5m necessary for the project. This figure pales into insignificance when compared with the £37m of public money wasted on the now abandoned Thames garden bridge. I wonder if Joanna Lumley and chums could just check down the back of their sofas and, if any loose change turns up, please chuck it our way.
Toby Wood
Vice-chairman, Peterborough Civic Society

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