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About lalegale

Legal and psychological advocate for freedom of political communication.

The Capacity of Our Minds to Cope with Pain

“Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need. First is the door of sleep. Sleep … Continue reading

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Public Servants and the Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication   Mr Towell journalist, who writes for the Public Service Informant in the Canberra Times, wrote on 30 May 2016, that the CPSU is claiming that “Public servants are being … Continue reading

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The Abuse Cycle – An Established Paradigm

  This paradigm obtains regardless whether the abuse is sexual abuse, or abuse in the family, or abuse at the workplace, or where a public authority makes an adverse decision, which is wrong in law, causing harm. On abuse, the … Continue reading

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Immigrants – a psychoanalytic perspective

In my recent conversations with colleagues on my preferred social media platform, Twitter, I note a change – or at least, an emerging narrative, on asylum seekers, and by implication, on all persons who have sought to immigrate to this … Continue reading

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Twitter takes a new turn

Twitter takes a new turn I wrote recently that Twitter is at the heart of our democratic process. Hyperbole? Perhaps, but today’s postings indicate a furtherance of that proposition. Something new evolved – a struggling narrative emerging out of the … Continue reading

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Open letter to Ms Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission

In response to Right to freedom of speech cannot breach employment contract at http://www.theage.com.au/comment/right-to-freedom-of-speech-cannot-breach-employment-contract-20150430-1mwn9f.html Dear Ms Triggs I write in response to your article which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday 1 May 2015. As President of our … Continue reading

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Twitter—The heart-beat of our democratic process

    Twitter has changed. From its inception when our now Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted about eating ice-cream at Double Bay, Twitter has evolved to be a platform for public comment—truly an instrument of the implied freedom of political communication, … Continue reading

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