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Archives for February 1998

Gareth Evans: Politics And The Media Circus

This is the full text of a speech given by Gareth Evans, then Deputy Leader of the Opposition, to the Australian Institute of Political Science (AIPS) 65th Anniversary Dinner in Sydney.

Gareth EvansThe organisers of tonight’s 65th Anniversary Dinner were on to something in making the specific theme of this evening the relationship between politics and the media. We needed something to divert us from the orgy of self-congratulation in which Institute members would otherwise have indulged, and this topic was well calculated to provide it.

I don’t want to spend much time making self-evident points about the inherent importance of the media to the political process – although this is the soothing and stroking part that won’t get me into any trouble! Whether we like it or not – and most political practitioners have very mixed views on the subject, probably varying with the number of bruises we are currently nursing – it’s impossible to imagine a democratic polity being conducted in this or any other country around the world without the media. [Read more…]


Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 10 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Ten of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Friday, February 13.

This was the final day of the Convention.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 9 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Nine of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Thursday, February 12.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 8 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Eight of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Wednesday, February 11.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 7 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Seven of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Tuesday, February 10.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 6 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Six of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Monday, February 9.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 5 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Five of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Friday, February 6.

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Constitutional Convention 1998 – Day 4 – Hansard

This is the Hansard for Day Four of the 1998 Constitutional Convention – Thursday, February 5.

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Humour: Organisation Chart For Heaven

This is a diagram that came my way sometime in the 1990s.

Its provenance is unknown. [Read more…]


Humour: International Organisational Charts

This page came my way sometime in the 1990s.

Its provenance is unknown. [Read more…]