Tag Archives: Social Media

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—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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The Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication for Public Servants

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC An open letter to the Attorney-General the Honorable Senator George Brandis QC Dear Senator Brandis I write to you on the topic of the Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication for Public Servants You … Continue reading

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Progress report ACD 86 of 2013 Banerji v Bowles

LaLegale update: ACD86 of 2013. Today, the parties appeared in the Federal Court and submitted consent orders with the result that (1) The Appellant’s Notice of Appeal be discontinued with no order as to costs, and (2) The Cross-Appellant’s Cross-Appeal … Continue reading

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Australian Public Servants prohibited from criticising government at all times

A notice of appeal in the matter of Banerji v Bowles FCCA 2013 (9 August 2013) was recently filed in the Canberra registry of the Federal Court of Australia. The question for the court is whether the Public Service Act … Continue reading

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