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The Separation of Powers

SIR: The article by I.D.F. Callinan in the April issue deals mainly with the shift of power within the executive branch of the governance, but it also raises some general concepts which have troubled me ever since the Fitzgerald Inquiry in 1988. A description of my voyage of discovery, with the original French text and other references, can be obtained by a request to my e-mail address below. What follows touches on some of the central points. As quoted by Justice Callinan, the question put to the quondam Premier of Queensland, Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, by the Counsel, Michael Forde, was:…

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