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Republic portfolio dies under shadow minister

6 February 2021

9:00 AM

6 February 2021

9:00 AM

Canberra’s latest folly is a referendum, costing up to a quarter of a billion dollars, to replace the politicians’ oath with an empty pledge without legal effect. Instead, why not bring in real reform and finally make the politicians accountable? The referendum should be to allow Australians to initiate recall elections for non-performing politicians.

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David Flint’s chapter in Fundamental Rights in the Age of COVID-19, ed. A Zimmerman et al., Connor Court, was reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald on Flat White 

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