Archives for August 2012

Mother should I trust the government?

Recent confirmation that Australian diplomats have long known that the United States is intent on pursuing Julian Assange lends the lie to Government assurances to the contrary. It’s no wonder the Federal Opposition is getting stuck into Foreign Minister Bob Carr, given his unabashed representations to the contrary. This sort of hedging and duplicity is […]

Suspect State: the right to silence

The proposed changes to the right to silence in New South Wales should have everyone wondering, and asking, about the empirical evidence the O’Farrell Government is relying on to justify the proposed changes. We’re told the changes, based on British law, have come after a spike in gang-related drive-by shootings and stabbings in Sydney with […]