Opinion Piece - George Brandis, The Dangerously Divisive Attorney General

This piece was published in Guardian Australia on Monday 12 May 2014.

 

Not many federal attorney generals make a mark on the public consciousness. This is particularly the case in conservative governments, with attorney generals traditionally taking conformist and largely passive approach to their role, often doing little in the way of law reform or advocacy. As such, they usually remain largely unknown to most Australians outside of legal circles.

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We Can All Be Proud Of This Victory

After a long legal battle with Japan over its ongoing whaling program, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this week delivered a historic and resounding decision in favour of Australia. The ICJ upheld Australia's arguments that Japan's whaling program in the Southern Ocean is in breach of Japan's international legal obligations, and must be brought to an end.

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Libs' sovereign risk talk is a cheap shot

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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Making an ally of the land in the fight against climate change

The Dreyfus Files - The Age.

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Mr No says yes: Abbott stokes dissent

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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Taking a punt on commercial property?

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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Baillieu government joining Abbott's circus

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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More wrecking from Abbott

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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Liberals: big on cost, small on action

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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We need a public holiday for the grand final

The Dreyfus Files - The Age

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