Land, Justice, Worker Control

Land, Justice, Worker Control The Queensland Labor Government is mired in secrecy and guilt over its treatment of Aboriginal people on Palm Island. Even in its own terms of reform, it has forfeited its right to govern. The debate around the killing of Mulrunji by a Queensland Police officer and the subsequent actions taken against … Continue reading Land, Justice, Worker Control

No Justice for Mulrunji: no rational explanation from Premier for DPP decision

In a cynical move before Christmas, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) released a media statement on 14 December 2006 to say the death of Mulrunji was an accident. Leanne Claire fails to explain why she adopted this view except to say her legal responsibilities are different to those of the coroner. Coroner Clements found … Continue reading No Justice for Mulrunji: no rational explanation from Premier for DPP decision

More Murris in Jail — killer cop runs free

Mulrunji’s killing by Queensland police officer Chris Hurley rates only a footnote in the annals of justice. Footnote number seven (7) in the twenty (20) page judgement of the Court of Appeal reads: Inquest into the death of Mulrunji, Coroner's Court, Cor 2857/04(9), 27 September 2006, Clements M (Acting State Coroner). On 8th December 2006 … Continue reading More Murris in Jail — killer cop runs free

WorkChoices: an analysis of union legal and parliamentary strategies

Union Membership 1911 - 2005. The graph above shows the rise and fall of union membership in Australia over the past 100 years. Historic milestones have been added. To view the graph in detail click on the image and then click again to enlarge to see the detail. The recent decline in the union movement … Continue reading WorkChoices: an analysis of union legal and parliamentary strategies