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Abbott Government's get-out-of-gaol-free card for closet and open racists

March 27, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis’ announcement of his intention to weaken the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975:Racial Discrimination Act25 March 2014The Government Party Room this morning approved reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (the Act), which will strengthen the Act’s protections against racism, while at the same time removing

Word of the unrest spreads......

March 26, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Letter to the editor, The Daily Examiner, 19 March 2014:Question bullyingCouncillor Margaret McKenna's motion in council regarding violence against people on the basis of their sexuality is commendable (DEX, 15/3).The violation of anyone's human rights is unacceptable in a civilised society.Bullying and intimidation in the workplace is equally abhorrent and, I would suggest, a far mo

In which Australian House of Representatives Speaker Bronwyn Bishop appears to invent or ignore standing orders as she pleases

March 25, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Federal Liberal Party MP and Speaker House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop, asserts that Abbott Government ministers are not obliged to answer questions during Question Time, then decides that standing orders relating to relevance don't apply and makes a mockery of the point of order rule by not immediately addressing the point but turning instead to ask a question of the prime minister.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Cardinal George Pell exposed as being selective with the truth

March 24, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald  11 March 2014:Mr Ellis came away from a pivotal meeting with then Archbishop Pell in 2009 with the impression that the litigation had been “a runaway train with nobody at the wheel”.