Liberal frontbencher Josh Frydenberg said he was confident the royal commission into trade union corruption would continue with Dyson Heydon at the helm, as the deadline approached for a motion for Heydon to disqualify himself due to the appearance of bias.
Even for the Abbott government the inconsistencies in the latest “war on environmental vigilantes and saboteurs” are astonishing. And the slapstick nature of its attempt to use the issue as a political wedge is up there with Laurel and Hardy.
My apologies... I could not resist doing one last chopper joke... bad bad bad Gus...
The Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis spent five minutes berating ministers for what she saw as the debacle after the same-sex marriage debate last week.
Q&A is safe for now, but we are looking towards either a vast change to format, or a completely different program to fill the slot. There have been many suggestions from my end,”
“It is fundamental to the administration of justice that the judge be neutral. It is for this reason that the appearance of departure from neutrality is a ground of disqualification … because the rule is concerned with the appearance of bias, and not the actuality, it is the perception of the hypothetical observer that provides the yardstick.”
High Court Judge Dyson Heydon
Open Court and the problem with suppression orders
When it comes to big, brassy flourishes about the inherent nobility, fairness and majesty of their function in life, there are few more superlative at the task than lawyers and judges.
the minister for women and accidental PM, turdy abbutt, suggest that his party should be less blokey... but demands merit.
Union royal commission 'a farce'
Dyson Heydon's guest speaker booking at a Liberal party fundraiser shows he is 'conflicted and biased' says Labor's Tony Burke.
The former judge charged with overseeing the royal commission into union corruption has been billed as guest speaker at a Liberal Party fundraiser.
The Daily Telegraph has started a new advertising campaign, possibly because it's loosing readership, I don't really know... But with the obscure line trying to promote that the Telegraph "RUNS IT" (runs the news) and everyone follows, the clever boffins of News Limited are in dangerous territory...
The Coalition's marathon same-sex marriage debate ended in a short-term fix which has reignited internal doubts about the Prime Minister's judgement and leadership.
Two thirds of the joint party room supported traditional marriage and binding MPs and Senators to the status quo.