Should Heydon stand down? A #turc legal view by @bowlerbarrister






There is often tension in the law as to whether a conservative or more robust approach should be taken in respect of an issue. Opinions may differ according to how an issue is viewed. It might be said that a controversy arising out of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has produced […]






International human rights body tells @TonyAbbottMHR #IStandWithGillianTriggs. @Jansant reports






The International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) has written (full text below) to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR), expressing “grave concern” about recent Government attacks on the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Gillian Triggs (@GillianTriggs). The letter was carbon copied to the […]






Wilkie and Barns turn up #refugees heat on Abbott with “comprehensive brief” to ICC. @Jansant reports






Andrew Wilkie MP (@WilkieMP) and human rights advocate and lawyer Greg Barns (@BarnsGreg) have followed up their letter to The International Criminal Court (@IntlCrimCourt) in The Hague (ICC) of last October with a “comprehensive brief on this matter”. The full brief is published below. The ICC is currently also considering a submission (with additional information) […]






Tony Abbott’s Royal Commission blunders: @madwixxy comments on #TURC






As we enter the final days of the public hearings of the Trade Union Royal Commission I find myself in the peculiar position of agreeing with John Howard. John Howard told Janet Albrechtsen in an interview of his unease with the way Tony Abbott and George Brandis used the Royal Commission process as a means to achieve […]






#TURC: Someone should tell KATHY JACKSON ‘less is more’: @Boeufblogginon reports






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#TURC, Kathy Jackson and her day in court: @Boeufblogginon reports






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HSU members of the Jackson faction were in the Royal Commission’s spotlight today: @Boeufblogginon reports






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Bruce Wilson testimony and Nowicki allegations at #TURC: @Boeufblogginon reports






Thursday’s Royal Commission into Trade Union … hearing (12th June) ended as it began with legal argument over the exclusion of a number of paragraphs contained in Bruce Wilson’s sworn statement. The paragraphs concerned dealt primarily with Wilson’s allegation that he was offered $200,000 by Harry Nowicki to alter his testimony thereby implicating Julia Gillard […]






Storify by @Boeufblogginon reporting on the Royal Commission into Unions on the 11th June #TURC






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Open letter to Mark Scott about Jon Faine from Margo Kingston






February 4, 2013 Mr Mark Scott, Managing Director ABC Dear Mark, Re: ABC apology to anonymous complainant and reprimand to Jon Faine over his interview with former shock-jock Michael Smith  I write to seek information on this matter and express my concerns at its process. I first learned of it through a strongly worded protest by […]