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    "Sydney is such a strange place. The only place in the world where they have so many parks. Everywhere, national parks. They are only good for snakes." 

    Harry Triguboff, the boss of Meriton, builder of cheap and ugly apartment buildings, complaining that parks are an impediment to property developers. The Wentworth Courier, May 29, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Entries in Asylum seekers (7)

    Monday
    Jul282014

    Asylum seekers - where to next?

    Asylum Seekers and the legal process ... High-powered panel thrashs out complex issues that are likely still to come before the High Court ... Can the government hold people at sea? ... Maritime Powers Act in play ... Nina Ubaldi reports 

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    Monday
    Jul212014

    The guano flies as rule of law abused in client states 

    Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Judicial independence sacrificed for border security ... Client states pay the price ... Kate Lilly & R. Ackland report 

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    Tuesday
    Sep032013

    George cares

    Election that takes us nowhere ... Legal aid only encourages the poor to be "extremely litigious" ... Removing government funded advice for "queue jumpers" ... Coalition seeking to shaft the Constitution ... Procrustes issues a pent-up moan

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    Wednesday
    Nov282012

    Festive season

    Once a Jolly Bagman's happy remembrance of Australian politics ... James Hardie and how "separation" replaced the "corporate veil" ... A warning: be suspicious of people, like Scott Morrison, who proclaim themselves to be Christians ... Procrustes' end-of-year bleeding-heart special 

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    Monday
    Aug202012

    Canada can find the war crimes that Australia can't

    AFP's once-over-lightly investigation of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia ... Findings in Canada that Sri Lankan navy was involved in crimes against humanity ... We turn a blind eye because there's an expectation the Sri Lankan navy assists in preventing asylum seekers from reaching Australia 

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    Tuesday
    Oct252011

    Sixty years on ... 

    This country used to have leaders ... Now it's got cyphers, driven by the distortions from focus groups and pollsters ... That's why our handling of asylum seekers had been such a disgrace ... Procrustes climbs onto his high horse, which is tethered conveniently nearby 

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    Wednesday
    Jun302010

    Let me count the ways

    Turning back to the dark side on asylum seekers … Ramping up the rhetoric … Gillard unwilling to articulate a just policy … “Turn back the boats” is the chant that echos down the generations … Stephen Keim and Eve Lester comment

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