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Eyes Right ... Procrustes reviews what's going on with the Right ... Starting with a Dobell exhibition near Healesville ... Yesterday's values ... The Joshua Smith case ... Mrs McNamara and the Road Traffic Authority ... Community Legal Centres and advocacy litigation ... Finally, fetching-up with John Cameron and Scott Ludlam ... Read more ... 



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    "Well, I think we're getting ahead of ourselves. First of all we have to have a declaration by the High Court to the effect that he was not capable of being chosen and a count back. Then as I'm advised, the President of the Senate has to raise the debt, the debt being the salary and allowances that Mr Ludlam was paid during all those years when he was under colour of office, to use the legal expression, but in fact was not eligible to sit as a senator, that debt would be a very substantial amount of money. There's also by the way, under section 46 of the Constitution, a fine of 100 pounds to use the language of the time of federation, for every day that a person not eligible to sit does sit in the Senate ..." 

    Commonwealth Attorney General George Brandis discussing Scott Ludlam's disqualification from the senate, Sky News, July 16, 2017. The AG forgot that suits under s.46 of the Constitution were abolished in 1975, see Common Informers (Parliamentary Disqualifications) Act  ...  Read more ... 


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