Law

The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man

Most of us, I suspect, in the course of some after-dinner debate or disagreement, enjoy having the last word. It’s not always good manners, and prudence points against succumbing to this temptation very often. But when the editor of Quadrant offers a sort of last word in a dialogue on the current process initiated by the Attorney-General to look at whether Australia ought to enact a statutory bill of rights, then it’s a better man than I who can resist the invitation. In the March Quadrant I laid out a short account of why I am strongly opposed to a…

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