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D Weisbrot, Royal Institute of Australia (RiAus) Science Behind the Headlines: YOUR GENETIC PROFILE – LAW AND ETHICS, recorded 25 June 2013,

D Weisbrot, “Many massacres later, Obama gets serious on gun law reform”, 17 January 2013, The Conversation, gun-law-reform-11648

D Weisbrot quoted in Bianca Hall and Judith Ireland, “Abuse victims may get payout”, WA Today (and also in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald), 12 January 2013, news/abuse-victims-may-get-payout-20130111-2clj4.html#ixzz2ICmZqVNl

D Weisbrot quoted in Jessica Marszalek, “Call for leaders to take action on guns”, 17 December 2012, The Daily Telegraph p6, at action-on-guns/story-e6freuy9-1226537937592; also reported in the Herald-Sun at fndo317g-1226537937592;  and in Adelaide Now at fndo1sdf-1226537937592

D Weisbrot quoted in David Wroe, “Gillard and Swan bite at Premier’s paper on ending compulsory voting”, 4 January 2013, Sydney Morning Herald, p4 and ending-compulsory-voting-20130103-2c77p.html

D Weisbrot interviewed on ‘Tragedy at Sandy Hook’ (US gun control in light of the Connecticut primary school massacre), ABC TV News 24 ‘Weekend Breakfast’ with Joe O’Brien (producer Emma Pearce), 10.10-10.17am; available at: the-news/Tragedy-at-Sandy-Hook

D Weisbrot, ‘Super PACs and Bags of Cash Fail to Stop Obama’s Ground Game’, 14
November 2012, The Conversation fail-to-halt-obamas-ground-game-10622; also reproduced with permission at  and reproduced at:

D Weisbrot, ‘Tea Party goes cold as US voters reject the far right’, 9 November 2012,

D Weisbrot quoted (wildly out of context, but still) in Piers Ackerman, ‘All Obama offers is more hope’, 8 November 2012, The Daily Telegraph, at Obama-offers-is-more-hope on the likely economic after-effects of Obama’s re-election

D Weisbrot, Pre-recorded interview with Cathy Bell of ABC News Radio on the US elections, the Electoral College etc, aired on 6-7 November 2012

D Weisbrot, ‘Superstorm Sandy may be fading, but its impact on the US Presidential race may still be felt’, 31 October 2012, interview with Cathy Bell of ABC News Radio,

D Weisbrot, ‘Electoral college system gears up again amidst rumblings of reform’, 29 October 2012, The Conversation, again-amidst-rumblings-of-reform-9964

D  Weisbrot,  ‘There  is  Nothing  Wrong  with  Designer  Babies:  The  Arguments  Against”, 18 September 2012, Intelligence Squared Debate in the City Recital Hall, Sydney (ABC-TV broadcast and St James Ethics Centre podcast)

D Weisbrot, ‘Is it wrong to design a baby?’ (interview by Natasha Mitchell), 17 September
2012, ABC Radio Nationals Life Matters

D Weisbrot, ‘Explainer: what is a Super PAC?’, 11 September 2012, The Conversation  and

D Weisbrot, ‘The right to vote the right way: how voter ID laws hurt the poor’, 10 September 2012, The Conversation voter-id-laws-hurt-the-poor-9245

D Weisbrot, ‘Republicans and the football double standard’, 28 August 2012, ABC Online: ThDrum Unleashed  and room/in-the-news/Republicans-and-the-football-double-standard

D Weisbrot, ‘Domestic terror on the rise in middle America’, interview on ABC TV Planet America,  with  John  Barron  and  Chas  Licciardello,  10  August  2012,  podcast  available  at and

D Weisbrot, ‘US remains blind to gun control issues’, ABC Local Radio 702, Evenings with Dominick Knight, 24 July 2012, podcast available at news/US-remains-blind-to-gun-control-issues

D Weisbrot, ‘Should Assange be afraid of a US grand jury’, interview on ABC Radio National’s The Law Report with Anita Barraud, 17 July 2012, podcast available at

D Weisbrot, ‘Ghost of Mark Twain reigns amid Obamacare brouhaha’, The Australian, 3 July 2012, obamacare-brouhaha/story-e6frg6ux-1226414982536 and

D Weisbrot, ‘Obamacare stands in narrow decision’, ABC Local Radio 702, Evenings with Dominick Knight, 29 June 2012, podcast available at room/Obamacare-stands-in-narrow-decision

D Weisbrot, ‘The next step for Obamacare’, SBS TV World News, 29 June 2012, interview with   Janice  Petersen,  podcast  available  at Obamacare

D Weisbrot, ‘Obamacare into the spotlight after decision’, SKY TV Business News with Carson Scott,  29  June 2012,  podcast available  at spotlight-after-decision

D Weisbrot,  ‘Supreme Court upholds Obamacare’,  ABC  24 TV  Breakfast,  29  June 2012, interview with Karina Carvalho and Mike Rowlands, podcast available at

D Weisbrot, ‘Victory for Obama on healthcare’, SBS Radio News, 29 June 2012, interview with Santilla  Chingaipe, podcast available at healthcare

D Weisbrot, ‘Where we draw a line with our American friends’, The CanberrTimes, 14 June 2012,   and

D Weisbrot, ‘PNG elections’, Australia Network’s Newsline with Jim Middleton, 12 June 2012, podcast available at

D Weisbrot, ‘At risk of a tilt to the extremes’, The Australian, 11 June 2012, e6frg6ux-1226390479364   and tilt-to-the-extremes

D Weisbrot, ‘PNG: Political farce or functional democracy?” Interview on ABC Radio’s The World Today, 31 May 2012, following Menzies Research Centre speech at Parliament House, Canberra;

D Weisbrot, Radio Australia’s ‘PNG’s political scene stabilises’,  1 June 2012, stabilises/953388

D Weisbrot, Radio Australia’s ‘Australian academic looks at PNG politics/development’ (1 June 2012)

D Weisbrot, ‘Tough new voting laws threaten Barack Obama election’, The Australian, 24 May 2012, obama-election/story-e6frg6ux-1226364902695 and news/Tough-voting-laws-threaten-Obama

D Weisbrot interview ‘Genetically screening candidates for political office’, on ABC Radio National’s Religion and Ethics Report with Andrew West; 28 March 2012, from 5.50-6 pm, audio and transcript available at: candidates-for-political-office/3918258

D Weisbrot, ‘Hunt for the politician gene leads to a dark place’ 22 March 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald, a-dark-place-20120321-1vk0k.html

D Weisbrot, ‘GOP sees Jewish vote as crucial in battleground states’ 1 March 2012, The Australian battleground-states/story-e6frg6ux-1226285504381; reproduced at room/GOP-sees-Jewish-vote-as-crucial-in-battleground-states

D Weisbrot, ‘We’ve cracked the genetic code, now what?’ 14 June 2011,
The Conversation,

D Weisbrot, ‘Abbott’s thoughts on bench reform are ill-judged’, 22 Nov 2010,
The CanberrTimes,

D Weisbrot, ‘Freedom of speech, however outrageous?’, 4 Nov 2010, ABC Online: The DruUnleashed,

D Weisbrot, ‘Save us from the partisan scourge in the US’, 1 Oct 2010, The Australian the-us/story-e6frg97x-1225932555211

D Weisbrot, ‘US court out on its own’, The Australian, 9 July 2010,

D Weisbrot, ‘People are more than gene machines: genetic code’, The Australian, 3 July 2010, genetic-code/story-e6frg8y6-1225886902260

D Weisbrot, ‘Obama nomination a sure bet for US Supreme Court’, The Australian, 14 May 2010, us-supreme-court/story-e6frg986-1225866073422

D Weisbrot, ‘Stevens’s replacement will be a tough choice’, The Australian, 16 April 2010, choice/story-e6frg986-1225854288986