Category Archives: Law

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd December, 1930 : Australia now has its first home-grown Governor-General in Sir Isaac Isaacs, who has been appointed at the age of 75. He is at present Chief Justice of the High Court. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th February, 1911 : South Australia launched an attack today to shift the Victorian border two-and-a half miles east, but fighting will take place in the High Court rather than in the field. The … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th January, 1914 : General Botha’s South African Government took its most drastic action yet today in an effort to break the two-week long general strike.. Ten strike leaders were deported under conditions of … Continue reading

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Carta not so Magna

Paul Jacko Anniversaries mean that just about everybody climbs on a rock and pontificates. Those of nasty minds would suggest that many of these crawl from under a rock for the purpose. At the moment it is de riguer to … Continue reading

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Bail or not?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There are no simple answers to this question, and I hope to return to it when the time and my blood pressure permit. In the meantime, many people quickly, and I guess correctly, … Continue reading

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Justice

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess you are tired of reading about the Ferguson riots, and now of the New York riots, and all the other future riots planned by the socialist Left, aided and abetted by … Continue reading

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America today

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Labor politicians in court

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “Supreme Court to rule on senior politicians in labor fund scandal inquiry”, a nice headline, but in Australia it would be a bit premature. That headline is from Spain. Here at least slightly … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd September, 1953 : The police court in Alice Springs hearing a murder charge against three Aborigines has been cleared of women to hear evidence concerning tribal secrets known only to men. A freelance … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)  13th August, 1989 : The collision of two hot-air balloons carrying tourist parties sent one plummeting to earth, killing 13 people, near Alice Springs, Central Australia, today. The tragedy happened about 10 minutes after … Continue reading

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Georgia on their mind

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I do not know what provokes the Left more – guns or the people’s ability to think. Firearms in thinking people’s hands are thus for them the absolute anathema, of course. Guns in … Continue reading

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ABC in firm control

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Many conservative and semi-conservative commentators are fond of saying that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is out of control. If they really believe that the taxpayers, to some limited extent represented on its Board, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st June, 1985 : Norm Gallagher, leader of the Builders’ Labourers Federation, has been jailed for four years and three months after being found guilty in the Melbourne County Court of receiving bribes of … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th May, 1973 : A federal judge dismissed all charges against Dr Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case yesterday on the grounds of “improper Government conduct”. Ellsberg had been prosecuted for espionage, … Continue reading

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Kill or be killed

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger    As one would expect, the botched execution in Oklahoma got the “human rights” activistas fuming. After all, it happened in the United States, the seat of the Great Shaitan, as the … Continue reading

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Symbolic symbols

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   In another one of his twisted brain storms the Prime Minister Abbott decided to restore the honour titles, abolished by PM Hawke. Now everybody can again aspire to became, at the … Continue reading

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Windows up

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The people are getting upset. Naturally. Here is an eloquent example of that, which I got a second or third hand: “Did anyone know there was a law against leaving your car … Continue reading

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Join Left, young thug

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   If you want to live a long, safe life, not bothered by the forces of law and order, such as they are nowadays, and engage in violence, mayhem, arson and murder … Continue reading

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Oba-mis-care

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I am not sure if it is a miscarriage, a stillbirth or an abortion, but surely it is a disgrace. Not just the Obama’s health insurance Act, but the fact that … Continue reading

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