How the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Lost Its Way

How the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Lost Its Way 1

At the time I addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History last September and told how the Hawke Government’s Wages Accord had resulted in a reduction in the real wage of low and middle wage earners, while the real salaries of the more highly paid, had skyrocketed …

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The Brief: A Short Story on English Legal Codification

The Brief: A Short Story on English Legal Codification 2

The processes of law can be almost like figuring out a new language with little but a book written completely in a dialect you don’t understand, or charting a course to a new fantastic place with no road map; it’s rife with hiccups, missteps, retractions, and maybe just a few little moments of pure, unadulterated …

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The History of Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753

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It’s a no-brainer how lucrative the wedding business is—in the United States alone over $72 billion is attributed to the sound of marriage bells each year, and if you want to break it down, that’s $20,000 average event planning budget, 6,200 weddings per day, and over $8 billion spent on wedding gifts per year. But …

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Mao and Fanon: Competing Theories of Violence in the Era of Decolonization

Mao and Fanon: Competing Theories of Violence in the Era of Decolonization 6

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon offers a powerful critique of colonial rule, while at the same time providing a call for violent and revolutionary struggle against European imperialism. Written in 1961 and in the context of the Algerian War of Independence, Fanon extols the virtues of violence as a means to liberate …

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