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Harbinger of a 2020 Trump victory?

"Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister, scored a surprise victory in federal elections on Saturday, propelled by a populist wave — the 'quiet Australians,' he termed it — resembling the force that has upended politics in the United States, Britain and beyond. The win stunned Australian election analysts — polls had pointed to a loss for Mr. Morrison’s coalition for months. But in the end, the prime minister confounded expectations suggesting that the country was ready for a cha...
Tags: Law, Australia

Australia’s biggest science film festival kicks off

SCINEMA biggest national movie event in the country.
Tags: Australia, Society

Australia’s big science film festival kicks off

SCINEMA biggest national movie event in the country.
Tags: Australia, Society

Most poor people in the world are women. Australia is no exception

Women keep society ticking over then many retire into poverty because of the structured discrimination they face along the wayAbout this seriesMost of the poor people in the world are women. In no country on earth are women economically equal to men, and Australia is no exception. from Acoss and the University of New South Wales last year showed that a higher share of people living in poverty in Australia are women.The experience of living below the breadline in our very wealthy nation is a ge...
Tags: Australia, Women, Society, Australia news, Poverty, Social exclusion, University of New South Wales, Acoss

The Gift to Law Publishing of the English Language

As someone of relatively proud Irish and Italian heritage, among others, no doubt, and while daily rejoicing in the good fortune of being able to have the City of London, England, as my primary place of work and residence, nevertheless, I would not necessarily put England and “Englishness” at the top of any preference lists. I value my many English friends, family members, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances enormously and with much affection but I rate the place, apart from London, its his...
Tags: UK, England, London, Law, Australia, Spain, Italy, Thomson Reuters, Lee, London England, UK Canada, International Bar Association, Ashers Bakery, Justis, Legal Publishing, Canada Belgium Switzerland

"Morse and Figliomeni unpacked their boxes, filled with thousands of frozen sausages they produced at a factory south of Perth, according to a recipe developed by a man they jokingly called Dr. Death."

"It called for kangaroo meat, chicken fat and a mix of herbs and spices, along with a poison — called 1080 — derived from gastrolobium plants and highly lethal to animals, like cats, whose evolutionary paths did not require them to develop a tolerance to it. (The baits would also be lethal to other nonnative species, like foxes.) As the sun brightened the brume, the baits began to defrost. By midmorning, when Morse helped load them into a wooden crate inside a light twin-engine propeller Beechcr...
Tags: Usa, Cats, Law, Dogs, Australia, Birds, Environmentalism, Perth, Western Australia, Morse, Ann Althouse, Figliomeni, Dave Algar, Department of Biodiversity Conservation

Campus speech roundup

At UCLA as elsewhere, pledges and obligatory statements about diversity threaten academic freedom [Robert Shibley, Minding the Campus, Paul Caron/TaxProf, Christian Schneider, New York Post, earlier] 2019, 1673, whatever: By calling ourselves “inclusive,” Cambridge explains, we mean “there is no place here for” those who fail to accept key tenets of faith and morals [Robby Soave] He “had just chosen to move from Australia, the country where he earned his degrees and spent most of his career, t...
Tags: New York Post, Texas, Law, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Cambridge, Michigan, Free Speech, Rhode Island, Law Schools, Ucla, Cato Institute, University of Texas, Oscar Lewis, Mark Perry

Stuck on Newstart: ‘I don’t understand why more people aren’t angry’

Long-term unemployment in Australia is becoming entrenched with roughly two-thirds of Newstart recipients considered long termAbout this seriesNijole Naujokas has been on and off Centrelink for the better part of the past decade. Even during those times when the 34-year-old had work, the hours were casual and were never enough. Newstart came to be a top-up for her low wages.To break the cycle, Nijole applied for the Disability Support Pension (DSP), but the Department of Human Services knocked b...
Tags: Australia, Society, Australia news, DSP, Welfare in Australia, Australian economy, Department of Human Services, Centrelink, Newstart

Law Schools in the International Sphere: The University of Montreal Experience

Law schools have historically been deeply anchored in their local communities. They train jurists who serve, and often lead, these communities. They operate legal clinics that seek to help the most vulnerable members of society. They produce research that, hopefully, improve the legal frameworks governing the life of citizens and the fate of organizations. But over the years, many law schools have broadened, or pluralized, their definition of the word “community.” Even if it is a cliché to say s...
Tags: Asia, UK, Law, Australia, France, China, Beijing, Canada, Rio De Janeiro, San Jose, North America, Montreal, Quebec, Latin America, University of Milan, University of Montreal

This Isn’t Suppose To Happen In Gun Control Utopia

Reuters: SYDNEY (Reuters) – A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. Australia has some of the world’s toughest gun control laws, adopted after its worst mass murder, when a gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur in the island state of Tasmania in 1996. I thought when you had a gun buy-back,...
Tags: Australia, Military, Sydney, Gun Control, Melbourne, Tasmania, Reuters, Port Arthur, Australian Gun Laws

Eric Swalwell Plans On Coming To Your Home To Confiscate Your Firearms

The awful and childish Jake Tapper interviewed Eric Swalwell on guns. California Rep. Eric Swalwell — a recently announced Democratic presidential candidate — said Sunday his call for a ban on assault weapons was not a step toward broader gun bans. “You know, keep your pistols, keep your long rifles, keep your shotguns,” Swalwell said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper when asked about anxiety from gun owners that an assault weapons ban could be an incremental step to a larg...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Australia, California, US, America, Cnn, Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Jake Tapper, Jake, Eric, Parkland, Eric Swalwell, Swalwell

Morning Docket: 04.04.19

* Gordon Caplan showed up in court. At least he didn't hire someone else to do his appearance for him. [Hartford Courant] * Mueller people think the report might be worse than the four-page summary written by Trump's stooge might suggest. [CNN] * Wait, Jones Day may be a terrible place to work? [American Lawyer] * In-house counsel needed in the Bay Area. [Corporate Counsel] * Facebook user records just left laying around in public. Red angry face. [Law360] * The mayor from Mayer. [American ...
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Law, Australia, Bay Area, Trump, Ny Times, Mueller, Mayer, Hartford Courant, Mayer Brown, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Jones Day, Morning Docket, Gordon Caplan

12 Finalists Named for Global Legal Hackathon; Will Compete May 4 in NYC

Twelve teams from global locations ranging from Australia to China, from Bucharest to Brazil, and from India to San Francisco, have been named as finalists in the second annual Global Legal Hackathon. The teams have been invited to compete in the hackathon’s final found May 4 in New York City. The first round took place over the weekend of Feb. 22-24, when over 6,000 individuals formed hundreds of teams in 46 host cities spread across 24 countries. They worked through the weekend to develop inno...
Tags: Hong Kong, Law, Australia, China, India, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Brazil, Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Germany Berlin, Bob Ambrogi, india Delhi, USA San Francisco, Integra Ledger

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Robert Anderson Contributor Robert Anderson served for 21 years in the FBI, retiring as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He is currently an advisor at The Chertoff Group and the chief executive of Cyber Defense Labs. Over the past several years, the law enforcement community has grown increasingly concerned about the conduct of digital investigations as technology providers enhance the security protections of thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Security, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, Australia, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi

Brief Comments On The Changes Coming to New Zealand Gun Laws

I don’t intend to comment generally on the shooting in New Zealand.  I’m sure enough has been said already, and besides, that isn’t what I wanted to focus on. Changes are coming to New Zealand guns laws.  Big ones, if you believe the PM.  She’s hell bent on doing it.  Apparently there is support among the general population (and read especially this comment thread), but on the other hand, New Zealand gun sales have increased since the Christchurch attack. David Codrea observes that the already r...
Tags: Australia, America, Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, David Codrea, New Zealand Gun Laws

"Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday..."

The NYT reports.The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody....A 17-minute video posted to social media appears to show part of the attack. The clip, ... may have been taken from a helmet camera worn by a gunman.... “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point...Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum known fo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Murder, Guns, Law, Australia, America, United States, Terrorism, New Zealand, Emojis, Second Amendment, Owens, Christchurch New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments

"Past biomechanical studies show that when women run braless, their breasts joggle up and down by seven inches or more and also oscillate side to side...."

"... A 2013 questionnaire provided to women running the London Marathon found that more than a third of them, including runners with small breasts, told the researchers that their breasts often felt sore. But little past research has explored whether breast size and potential soreness affect women’s decisions to participate in exercise or if they influence the kinds of exercise that women might — or might not — pursue. So, for the new study, which was published this month in the Journal of Scien...
Tags: Science, Law, Australia, Cancer, Sports, Breasts, London Marathon, University of Wollongong, Ann Althouse, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mary E

"It’s like with old vinyl, and how everyone wants to have turntables again. We get to a place where something out of date comes back in..."

"... there’s definitely interest in keeping this almost-extinct way of enjoying movies alive."From "The World’s Last Blockbuster Has No Plans to Close/With the closing of a Blockbuster store in Australia, the one in Bend, Ore., will be the last to survive changes in technology and shopping that reshaped the way people watch movies at home" (NYT).Bend is in a region that the city’s mayor, Sally Russell, describes as having “huge expanses with really small communities” that often do not have easy ...
Tags: Technology, Law, Australia, Oregon, Commerce, Nostalgia, Russell, Ann Althouse, Sally Russell

"A Qantas flight attendant who got blind drunk on peach martinis in a New York bar during a layover has lost his appeal to win his job back."

"Luke Urso, 24, claims he drank just 'two peach martinis and three gin and tonics' at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in New York in 2017 but due to the bartenders 'free pouring' the cocktails, he ended up collapsing in the toilet and being rushed to hospital. Mr Urso believed that while he thought he was drinking five drinks, he had really consumed the equivalent to 14 standard drinks - resulting in him unable to work his shift the next day and Qantas having to foot the $20,000 hospital bill.... [The...
Tags: Usa, New York, Law, Australia, Language, Drinking, New Zealand, Qantas, Bristol, Thomas Hardy, H G Wells, Ann Althouse, Urso, Luke Urso, Fifth Rooftop Bar, Nipperkin

Australia’s Rising Suicide Rate Sparks Calls For National Target To Reduce Deaths

News from down under: There are calls for a national target to reduce Australia’s suicide rate as new statistics show 3,128 Australians took their own life in 2017. This represents 262 more deaths than the previous year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released national data on Wednesday that showed intentional self-harm is now ranked the 13th leading cause of death, moving up from 15th position in 2016. Australia’s suicide rate is now at 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people. This is equal to 2015...
Tags: Australia, Military, Gun Control, Morrison, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Gun Control

Eargo raises $52M for virtually invisible, rechargeable hearing aids

Eargo wants to become the ultimate consumer hearing brand. The company’s small and virtually invisible direct-to-consumer hearing aids, which come in an AirPods-style chargeable case, are designed to help destigmatize hearing loss. One month after revealing its newest product — the Eargo Neo ($2,550), which can be customized remotely via the case’s Bluetooth connectivity — the startup has closed a $52 million Series D, bringing its total raised to date to $135 million. The latest round of ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Bluetooth, Australia, Insurance, Chief executive officer, Tech, Venture Capital, Medicare, Charles, Hearing, Hearing Loss, Nea, Medicare Advantage, Maveron, Eargo

"The influence of negative expectation — of fear — on our health is known as the nocebo effect."

"Walter Kennedy, a British doctor and drug expert, first used the term in 1961, to describe the opposite of the better-known, more benign 'placebo.' ('Placebo' means 'I will please,' in Latin; 'nocebo' means 'I will harm.') Most researchers agree that the way we react to spurious worrying information is not dissimilar to how we respond to a sugar pill. The nocebo effect is most often observed in connection with the side effects of drugs, cases in which self-fulfilling prophecies are common. Duri...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Australia, Drugs, Germany, Cancer, Canada, New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Strange Medical Condition, Sam Knight, Walter Kennedy, Eltroxin

Boeing’s ‘Wingman’ drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets

It’s already tomorrow in Australia, seemingly in more ways than one. It’s the 27th already, yes, but they’re also working in putting together AI-flown companion jets for their fighters. Why didn’t we think of that? It’s a Boeing Australia joint, but maybe they’ll contract out to the U.S. facilities and we can snake one off the line. I know a guy. The aircraft, currently in development but scheduled for first flight in 2020, is meant to be a loyal wingman to pilots flying military missions — as y...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Military, United States, Drones, Uavs, Robotics, Boeing, Boeing International, Boeing Australia, Boeing Airpower Teaming System, Marc Allen, Australian National Airshow

The Cost of Becoming a Lawyer

The Law Students Society of Ontario (the “LSSO”) recently surveyed Ontario law students to better understand the debt load experienced by them and its effect on them. The provides important insights into the effects of increased law school tuition costs. The LSSO Report has been well received and rightly so. However, the point of this column is not just to laud the report but to engage with it and its observations. In order to seriously address the observations in the LSSO Report, it is necess...
Tags: England, Law, Australia, Canada, NCA, University of Toronto, Legal Ethics, Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Windsor, Deans, Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, Law Society, Thunder Bay

'It helps me settle in' - David Law boosted by maiden European Tour win

David Law and his mentor Paul Lawrie speak to BBC Scotland after Law's first European Tour win at the Vic Open in Australia earlier this month.
Tags: News, Law, Australia, Scotland, Bbc, David Law, Paul Lawrie

Trump in El Paso last night: "I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay?"

"The biggest proponents of open borders are rich liberals and wealthy donors. These are hypocrites who oppose security for you, while living their entire lives — I do too, to be honest with you, I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay? — They live behind walls and gates, and they have guards all over the place. Me too! Because I want to be safe and I want to make America safe, if you don't mind."Here's the precise clip:Meanwhile, in Congress (NYT): House and Senate negotiators on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Australia, Senate, Wikipedia, America, House, Geelong, Trump, El Paso, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration, Trump's new Congress, Trump's shutdown, House Bollard

Immigrant Detainees Down Under

The concern that asylees are terrorists or active agents of mayhem is a red herring. 
Tags: Crime, Law, Australia, Asylum, Immigration, Toni Messina, Behrouz Boochani, Criminal Defense Attorneys

Making sure we do not lose sight of the "American epidemic of overly long prison sentences"

Late last week, Judge Morris Hoffman penned this notable Wall Street Journal essay headlined "A Judge on the Injustice of America’s Extreme Prison Sentences: The duty to punish criminals comes with an obligation not to punish them more than they deserve." I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Many people have celebrated Congress’s recent passage of the First Step Act, which, among other things, retroactively reduced penalties for some federal drug offenses.  But it did very litt...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Australia, Germany, America, United States, Finland, Quakers, Alexis de Tocqueville, Douglas A Berman, Morris Hoffman, Justice Policy Institute Canada

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Tags: Law, Australia, Russia, Barack Obama, Senegal, European Union, Earth, Britain, Premier League, Liverpool, New Hampshire, Tottenham, United Arab Emirates, Novak Djokovic, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro

The Coming End of Lawyer Control Over Legal Regulation

At the end of last year, as John-Paul Boyd ably chronicled on this website, members of the Law Society of BC voted on three resolutions regarding access to justice. The second of these resolutions — directing the law society to bar paralegals from providing family law services under new provincial legislation and to postpone any other enlargement of paralegals’ scope of practice — received overwhelming approval. While this was a disappointing outcome from an access standpoint, as John-Paul expla...
Tags: Law, Australia, California, US, United States, North America, Washington State, Pacific, William Henderson, Agm, John Paul, McCarthy Tetrault, England Wales, Bill Henderson, California California, State Bar

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