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Displaying items by tag: australian policing

Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:37

Lawyer X

The journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon are outstanding practitioners of their craft.  They have written a must-read, cracking story of Australia's worst ever legal fiasco.  Naturally, it involves Victoria Police.

Published in Politics
Saturday, 19 December 2020 07:47

Deadwood Justice

It was late 2019, and a coincidence of events saw Australian police forces, especially Victoria Police, under the pump.  2020 only got worse for our bungling coppers.  First there was the humiliation of the Pell case outcome, then the unconscionable thuggery of VicPol against its own citizenry, beamed around the world, and finally, the McMurdo excoriation.  Will things change?  Will the rogue force south of the Murray be set to rights?  Will anyone be punished?  This article was written in December 2019, and is published here now for the first time.

Published in The Freedoms Project

Louise Milligan, who sought to destroy the reputation of Cardinal George Pell, has written a new book.  She should have, instead, abjectly apologised for having written the first one.

Published in Catholic

When protest buses attacking Daniel Andrews get forced off the road by police, and when politicians abuse private sector executives for doing their jobs, there is clearly something very wrong with our public services.  It all goes back to an unhealthy 1980s obsession with privatisation and "new public management".

Published in Politics

A new book just out by David Pierre casts fresh light on one of the scourges of modern legal practice.  This is the new curse of guilt by accusation.  Nothing is less likely to eradicate the heinous crimes of child sex abuse that the attacks by the mob on the innocent.

Published in Catholic