The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair
Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy.
R2P, as it came to be known by the technically minded and those sweetly watered by the conference set, has had an abysmal record.
Abortion is not an election issue in Australia and non-libertarians rarely debate it. Yet Australian libertarians, who take their debating cues from America, repeatedly clash over it.
The number of people who are religious is declining significantly, and secondly, the Australian Constitution forbids the government from making laws establishing any religion.
The story of what has been happening in Toowoomba is astonishing, with many echoes of the Higgins affair, complete with reluctant police.
The First Peoples are put firmly back in their place, again: with a few of their middle-class noticeables, feted by the rearguard of White Australia, now preening as the new patrons for the 80% who had wanted a Yes outcome.
When it came a vote, the bill went through, with the Greens, Pocock and Jacqui Lambie's group, all happily supporting Labor.
The myth that women hardly ever lie is a central plank of the feminist mythology about sexual assault which now underpins our justice system.
Even in the closing stages, while sitting in the red dust at the foot of Uluru swatting flies and swallowing a few, Albo refused to swallow the latest poll figures.
The referendum was bound to lose, with Yes campaigners failing to convince undecided voters even as they rejoiced in preaching to their own faithful.
There are several lessons Australians can learn from this weekend's vote.