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Insults, offence and words that wound: why language needs to be handled with care

Who can say what to whom in Australia? In this six-part series, we look at the complex idea of freedom of speech, who gets to exercise it and whether it is being curtailed in public debate.

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Professor Kate Burridge

From donkey votes to dog whistles, our election language has a long and political history

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns We now know that July 2 will be the day when our politicians, in the words of Alfred Deakin, get dragged from the tart-shop...

Professor Kate Burridge

From donkey votes to dog whistles, our election language has a long and political history

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns We now know that July 2 will be the day when our politicians, in the words of Alfred Deakin, get dragged from the tart-shop...

Professor Kate Burridge

From donkey votes to dog whistles, our election language has a long and political history

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns We now know that July 2 will be the day when our politicians, in the words of Alfred Deakin, get dragged from the tart-shop...

Professor Kate Burridge

A ‘new’ approach to communicating – oh, and jobs and growth – to be found in Budget 2016

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns On budget night, Scott Morrison and the Coalition whipped out their little sack for the nation. “Budget”, you see, derives from the Old French...

Professor Kate Burridge

A ‘new’ approach to communicating – oh, and jobs and growth – to be found in Budget 2016

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns On budget night, Scott Morrison and the Coalition whipped out their little sack for the nation. “Budget”, you see, derives from the Old French...

Professor Kate Burridge

A ‘new’ approach to communicating – oh, and jobs and growth – to be found in Budget 2016

by Kate Burridge and Howards Manns On budget night, Scott Morrison and the Coalition whipped out their little sack for the nation. “Budget”, you see, derives from the Old French...

Dr Howard Manns

Lest we forget lest: Anzac and the language of remembrance

by Howard Manns Wars, soldiers and remembrance, not surprisingly, have a large impact on language. Soldiers returning from overseas posts bring with them the foreign languages of these posts and...