Category Archives: Rule of law

The State vs. Pineapple

IT’s one of the most strange and outlandish elections in the history of Australian local government. Piquing the interest of national media, today’s Rockhampton mayoralty by-election is also as Queensland as Joh, XXXX, the Maroons and the summer pong of … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, State Politics | 31 Comments


Normally we sing Greg Craven’s praises, but today I spotted this silliness in The Australian: But here is the legal fact. Trump has engaged in activity that falls squarely within the definition of insurrection and associated offences. When an armed … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Fake News, Rule of law | 126 Comments

Corrupt cops may have been using a second snitch lawyer

Unlike Nicola Gobbo, this one was assassinated. Victoria Police ordered to reveal whether gangland lawyer Joseph Acquaro was an informer.   I’m less interested at this point in VicPol’s habit of rigging prosecutions than I am in the DPP’s unwillingness … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, State Politics | 27 Comments

Most COVID fines to be dropped

The Age is reporting the news – unsurprising and welcome … yet still problematic. Police officers who issued fines for breaches of COVID-19 restrictions have been instructed to hand out cautions for unpaid infringements rather than proceed with charges in … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Ethics and morality, Freedom, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left, Rule of law | 62 Comments

Great Trials of January

THE ceremonies marking the advent of the new US Congress and Presidency will coincide almost to the day with the 500th anniversary of the Diet of Worms. No disrespect to the German city intended, but to an English speaker the … Continue reading

Posted in History, International, Rule of law | 25 Comments

Privy Counsellor Milligan overrules the High Court

The question: is she now in contempt? Retired Federal Circuit Court judge Stuart Lindsay answers. Judge Lindsay also provides this precious gem of entitlement from a recent podcast: After I had gone through the ordeal of being a witness in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Rule of law | 61 Comments

More “brave and honest witnesses” in Victoria bite the dust

Actor Craig McLachlan found not guilty of all 13 indecent and common law assault charges

Posted in Rule of law | 38 Comments

PM rebukes former affirmative action brigadier

Congratulations, Linda: this is exactly why potential juries shouldn’t be poisoned against accused men: I cannot unsee what I read.” – Linda Reynolds CSC   Defence Minister Reynolds – a former ADF careerist – was given the Conspicuous Service Cross … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law | 81 Comments

Retired disk jockey takes on commando

     Australian MP and ex-soldier blasts release of ‘unproven rumours’ alleging Afghan war crimes.   Andrew Hastie should just shut-the-fuck-up for a bit. — Mike Carlton (@MikeCarlton01) December 3, 2020   Hastie is 100 percent correct. Unless and until police … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, War and peace | 106 Comments

Generously proportioned diva makes her way to the stage

Attorney-General William Barr says no widespread voter fraud has been found in the election.   UPDATE: No he didn’t: what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rule of law | 136 Comments