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The "sleek kangaroo" of Bangalow ... He thought it was romance ... She believed it was sexual harassment ... Sal Vasta gets to work on law firm principal's over-wrought advances ... $170,000 awarded to female solicitor trapped at Bangelow law shop with predatory pest ... Read more ... 

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Ming the Merciless ... Menzies: The Art of Politics ... Placing material success at the centre of things ... Vision of a bigger future goes missing ... Egon Kisch, H.V. Evatt, Petrov ... Politics of Australia and the sad state of now ... Procrustes ferments ... Read more ... 



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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 ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Love of the French ... Distress that Australia's great wine commentator and educator celebrated his birthday with a selection of French wines ... What's wrong with local wines for a well-deserved celebratory toast? ... Gabriel Wendler stirs up a storm in a wine glass ... Read more ... 

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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 Refugees (4)


    Concentrating the mind

    Nauru, where "undesirable" people are concentrated without trial, indefinitely ... VCAT rules on the fleeting nature of a kiss ... Police cover-up identity of person receiving $250,000 witness payment for the shaky Phuong Ngo conviction ... Procrustes at large

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    Two dangling plums

    How far ahead can the government lock-in High Court appointments? ... Why is Soapy Brandis so unbearably smug? ... How do we solve the problem of refugee boats? ... Procrustes asks ... And answers 

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    It's Ruddock's fault

    It was Philip Ruddock's 2001 Tampa amendment to the Migration Act that opened the way for the High Court's decision on the Malaysia refugee swap deal ... Ironic isn't it? ... Gillard unfairly shafts French CJ ... The former Liberal Immigration Minister can now wear his Amnesty badge with pride ... Marcus Priest reports 

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    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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