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Until we celebrated the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in June 2015, the term was rarely used as part of the everyday language of politicians, journalists and other commentators.
by John de Meyrick - 21/03/2018 - 2 comments
As a young diplomat posted to South Africa at the height of Apartheid, 1976/79, I chose to assist those opposing the regime.
by Bruce Haigh - 19/03/2018 - 22 comments
Parliament under the new President Ramaphosa has already voted 241 to 83 to change the Constitution and a sense of real panic has been growing.
by Russell Grenning - 16/03/2018 - 23 comments
Ordinarily, a person accused of some crime is presumed innocent until found otherwise by a duly constituted court. That has not been the case in any of the examples I have read.
by Don Aitkin - 13/03/2018 - 10 comments
After a decade of litigation, a majority of the Californian Supreme Court decided the clergy owed no duty of care to Nally; the minority wrote a scathing dissent.
by William Spaul - 12/03/2018 - 7 comments
An intelligent, aware and responsible child of 16 or 17 can legally start the process of becoming transgender without the consent of his or her parents or guardian but cannot legally buy a drink in a pub or vote in a general election.
by Russell Grenning - 27/02/2018 - 7 comments
Sponsorship programs in various US states exist encouraging gun loading and training for administrators and teachers.
by Binoy Kampmark - 26/02/2018 - 16 comments
A new report by the Grattan Institute recently aired in the media showing one in every nine patients who go to hospital in Australia end up suffering a complication.
by Mark O'Connor - 19/02/2018 - 3 comments
His own awkward positioning as defender of the law and doyen of propriety doesn't survive closer scrutiny.
by Binoy Kampmark - 15/02/2018 - 4 comments
Their new code now eye wateringly says '...cultural safety provides a decolonising model of practice based on dialogue, communication power-sharing and negotiation, and the acknowledgement of white privilege'.
by Graeme Haycroft - 13/02/2018 - 21 comments
I don't want to live if a time arises when I have no quality of life. At this point, I want out immediately.
by Everald Compton - 1/02/2018 - 14 comments
Divorce and remarriage became easier, contraception more available, abortion laws liberalised, homosexual acts were no longer illegal and governments gave up censoring content in the media.
by Peter Sellick - 29/01/2018 - 46 comments


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