As Brazilians rightly celebrate the 56th anniversary of the military intervention that saved their country from a communist takeover, which would result in the inevitable loss of countless innocent lives, I think it is most appropriate to explain the context by which the army officers were called by the people to depose a highly unpopular, leftist political ruler. What follows is an account of the most important events surrounding that momentous event in the constitutional history of Brazil.
While the Australian Prime Minister appears to take some pleasure in exercising his newly-acquired dictatorial powers, the President of Brazil is presently engaged in a bold and courageous fight for democracy and the fundamental rights of his people.
On my impending visit to Brazil, on 23 May I will have the honour of speaking at the Uniandrade University (Campus Cidade Universitaria) on the topic of ‘Is Brazil a Federalist Country?’ My answer will be an emphatic NO. Brazil […]
PUBLIC STATEMENT BY DR AUGUSTO ZIMMERMANN TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SWAN TOWN PLANNING SCHEME – PROPOSED AMENDMENT N.176 TO CITY OF SWAN SCHEME NO.17 – PLACES OF WORSHIP This is a public statement by Dr Augusto Zimmermann […]
By Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Lorraine Finlay, and Joshua Forrester The protection of religious freedom has been a topic of considerable discussion and debate in Australia in recent years, particularly in the context of the campaign to legalise same-sex marriage. The […]
As per letter attached, the Australian Government has implicitly refused to provide urgent assistance to Ms Asia Bibi, in her desperate request for asylum. I am appalled but not surprised. After all, I have learned over the years to expect […]
While the Australian legal tradition cannot lay claim to the historical depth it has in America and England, it was still built on a similar solid Christian foundation. Christian ideology is infused in both the legal and governmental institutions and […]
Paper presented at the Annual Dinner of the Christian Lawyers Society Inc., Brisbane/Qld, October 19, 2018. It is a great honour to be invited by the President of the Christian Lawyers Society, Mr Nathan Rieck, to address this Annual […]
Download as PDF Dr Joseph Turner (B Med Sc (Hons), MBBS, Ph D, FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM and DRANZCOG (Advanced)* Debbie Garratt (BN, Grad Dip Counselling, B Ed, M Ed (La Trobe), PhD candidate (UNDA)** Dr Simon McCaffrey (MBBS (Hons Class […]
This article is a version of the paper presented by the author at “A World Without Christianity”, a colloquium held by the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies in Hobart, Tasmania, 29-30 June 2018. He wishes to thank his colleague, […]