Attorney-General Christian Porter is seeking aggravated damages over a story written by journalist Louise Milligan, which was published on 26nd February and headlined: ‘Scott Morrison, senators and AFP told of historical rape allegation against Cabinet Minister’.
Gabriël A. Moens AM is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. As he was confined to his home office, he found time to look at his previous works which go back about four decades. To our great […]
By Talitha Dall “It appears no exaggeration to say that the combined effect of s 51(xxix) and s 109 is that the Commonwealth can annihilate State legislative power in virtually every respect” EXPANSION OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT Gibbs’ bold assertion […]
The first federal states emerged via the coming together of a number of established polities that wished to preserve their separate identities and to some extent their autonomy. Some features are common to most, if not all, federal systems: distribution of power between central and local governments; a written and rigid constitution; an independent and impartial umpire to decide on disputes between these levels of government; and representation of regional views within the central government.
By Andrea Tokaji As a long-term abolitionist and lobbyist with a background in therapy, law and human rights, I celebrate the transparent, open and fair system of democracy, particularly our right to a political voice, not only when we vote, […]
The Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System was appointed by resolution of the Senate on 18 September 2019 and resolution of the House of Representatives on 19 September 2019. The terms of reference of the committee’s inquiry explicitly require the committee to consider the present operation of the family law system in Australia.
The following letter is written by Mr Kim George Borja Paim, a Brazilian blogger and political commentator. Mr Kim Paim is a supporter of Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro. In this letter he reports on the persecution he has endured as […]
By Andrea Tokaji Slavery – How Far Have We Come in Abolishing it? Historically, Wilberforce’s Slavery Abolition Act was passed by the House of Commons on 26th July 1833 and its aim was to dismantle the large-scale plantation slavery that […]
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has joined Australia’s National Cabinet to contribute to the discussions about the Covid-19 response. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was delighted to invite his New Zealand counterpart to attend the meeting with all Australian states, territory premiers and chief ministers.
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.