State Tribunals and Judicial Power By Ian Wilson LL.B

     Parliaments, both state and federal have the power to confer judicial power on various tribunals. Today the vast number of tribunals that litter the judicial landscape do much of the heavy lifting in administrative and related fields of law: immigration review matters, guardianship law, consumer dispute issues, Centrelink review matters, and much more. Often tribunals have a flexibility that courts lack, with a review of the merits of the case, hearing it from the start, rather than just reviewing an issue of law. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is a case, in reviewing Centrelink and other administrative matters.

     State parliaments can confer, or give, judicial power to State tribunals, but such tribunals cannot exercise Federal jurisdiction, that is, decide on “Federal; matters, because that would be contrary to the Constitution. However, there are areas where matters get tricky, such as seen in the case of Burns v Corbet; Gaynor v Burns [2017] NSWCA 3 (3 February 2017), where there is a dispute between residencts of two states, arising under state law determined by a State tribunal, the tribunal exercising judicial power, but  not being a Chapter III Court, as defined by the constitution. Is there an implied limitation on the legislative power of the State relative to sections 75 and 76 of the Constitution on such tribunals which are not Chapter III Courts? Is a State law which confers judicial power on such tribunals inconsistent with section 39 of the Judiciary Act 1903?

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The Left’s Love of Islam By Peter West

     The Left’s support of Islam, including radical Islam, is now well know. It is therefore not surprising to hear that Jeremy Corbyn said that Islamophobia, the latest form of “racism’ is a major social problem. He said this at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, where he gave a speech. And he said, not forgetting any one:

““The rise of extremist right-wing groups is a very serious threat not just to Muslims but to all minorities, and in fact to all Britons, and to the interwoven fabric that holds this country together. The way to combat this is to have open and frank dialogue; barring and banning can only breed further hate and division.”https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/18/jeremy-corbyn-attacks-islamophobia-during-mosque-visit

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China’s Campuses By James Reed

     There is only a slight murmur about the issue of the infiltration of China into the university sector in Australia, Australia being hyper-colonised and the intellectual elites being long seduced by the cult of Asianisation. But America is not so numb:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/waking-up-to-chinas-infiltration-of-american-colleges/2018/02/18/99d3bee8-13f7-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-d%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.f5a395cfd338 

“China’s massive foreign influence campaign in the United States takes a long view, sowing seeds in American institutions meant to blossom over years or even decades. That’s why the problem of Chinese financial infusions into U.S. higher education is so difficult to grasp and so crucial to combat.

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Abbott and Immigration: It is About Time! By James Reed

     It took some time, but Tony Abbott at last, now that he has nothing to lose, is taking on the immigration monster:  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/19/tony-abbott-renews-push-to-cut-migration-to-improve-quality-of-life 

“Tony Abbott has seized on Peter Dutton’s claim that Australia needs to cut its migration intake and signalled he will renew his push to do so by linking migrant numbers to quality of living issues. On Monday the former prime minister said he would make the case for cutting migration to improve “stagnant wages, unaffordable housing and clogged infrastructure” in a speech in Sydney on Tuesday.

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The Shape of Transgender Things to Come By Mrs Vera West

     There is much to report in transgender news. For example, parents of a 17-year old lost custody of her for opposing her wish for medical treatment:   http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/19/parents-lose-custody-of-daughter-for-opposing-transgender-medical-treatments/

“Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon of Hamilton County, Ohio has allowed the girl to be taken into the custody of her grandparents – who support her medical transition – allowing them to make decisions that will further along her physical transition to the opposite sex.

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Letter to The Editor - A complete rethinking of the nature of Jesus and the authority of the Bible is required

     Paul Kelly comments astutely on the current problems of traditionalists here (‘Bricks are falling from the conservative fortress’, 21/2), but does not penetrate to the true fault lines. One is the failure of our religious leaders to realise that a major reform of Christian sacred tradition must be undertaken. The decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphics and the coming together of all sacred traditions in our ‘global village’ have made this essential. A complete rethinking of the nature of Jesus and the authority of the Bible is required.

     A second major fault line has been the capitulation of too many Australians with leadership capacity to the various inroads on the principle of free speech. The firmest possible defence of intellectual freedom without reservation is also an essential for any restoration of conservative authority based on wisdom. Political bravery of the curate’s egg kind will not get us out of the mess; and the younger generations will not go out to battle while the trumpets give an uncertain sound.  NJ, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Planned Power Chaos

To ON TARGET          Seven Australian governments have made a mis-planned mess of Australia’s electricity industry. The federal government now plans to add more toxins to the mess – “five-year targets to cut emissions.”

     There was one big lesson from the 20th Century – coercive central planning always fails - it constantly destroys economic assets and human freedom. Just look at the human and economic costs of the grand plans of Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Castro’s Cuba and Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Or compare East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall came down or North and South Korea now.

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Yoghurt and White Supremacy… Sorry, Yoga By Mrs Vera West

     The thought of doing yoga, breath-taking stretches and the like, makes my joints ache, but not so much as political correctness about yoga:  https://nypost.com/2018/01/29/people-who-practice-yoga-contribute-to-white-supremacy-professor-claims/ 

“White people who do a downward-facing dog are contributing to a “system of power, privilege, and oppression,” according to a Michigan State University professor. Shreena Gandhi, a religious studies professor at Michigan State, claims in an article she recently co-authored that Americans who practice yoga are contributing to white supremacy and promote the “yoga industrial complex.”

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Immigration and the Sufferings of the World By James Reed

     If one reads the outputs of the Western multicult immigration industry, then it immediately strikes one that immigration is the solution to all of the world’s problems. That means that refugees must all go to the West, rather than solve their own problems in their own lands, as the West did in its own developmental stage. There is bounty to share with all, and nonsense like that.

     Fortunately, not all believe that immigration can solve all of the sufferings of the world:  https://wentworthreport.com/2017/02/08/reality-check-immigration-can-never-be-an-effective-way-to-deal-with-the-suffering-people-of-the-world/

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All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth, Regenerated By tom North

     If you are like me with false teeth, you might find this interesting, if not amusing: scientists have discovered a way of making teeth repair themselves:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/instead-of-filling-cavities-dentists-may-soon-regenerate-teeth1/ 

“Sharpe [the research scientist involved] suspected he could dramatically boost teeth’s natural healing ability by mobilizing stem cells in the dental pulp. Earlier research had demonstrated the Wnt signaling pathway—a particular cascade of molecules involved in cell-to-cell communication—is essential for tissue repair and stem cell development in many parts of the body such as the skin, intestines and brain.

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He Who Lives Without Discipline Dies Without Honour By John Steele

     I have heard that saying, of my title, many years ago, but remembered it whilst reading:  https://survivalblog.com/discipline-critical-piece-emergency-preparations-j-d/

     It is apparently an old Icelandic saying, but is relevant today, as it was in the time of the Vikings. And, don’t be nervous, that is a Christian site. The above article, while addressed to survival situations is relevant to much of modern life, because we are increasingly moving into that sort of situation with rising unemployment and crime.

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The Clothing of Sharia By Mrs Vera West

     Britain is fast becoming a sharia society, not only by immigration numbers, but by cultural changes:  http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/17/london-sharia-fashion-show-islamic-clothing-burn-hijabs-iran/ 

“London Modest Fashion Week will “celebrate” Britain’s growing sharia-compliant fashion industry — less than two weeks after women living under Islamic fundamentalist regimes risked imprisonment when they burnt their hijabs on No Hijab Day.

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If Abortion is the Answer, What is the Question? By Mrs Vera West

     Everyday is another battle of words against lunar liberals. For example:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-17-left-wing-journalist-says-abortion-is-the-answer-to-school-shooters.html 

“Following the shooting Rebecca Griffin, a Left-wing kookwho’s been a model, TV presenter, and sports reporter, decided she’d leave her decency and conscience in a box for the day and made a nasty, manipulative statement regarding the shootings…in making the case for abortion (Cruz was reportedly adopted as a child). “Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong,” she wrote.

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Wacking Wakandaism: Black Panther Blows Up in Their Faces By Brian Simpson

     When it was announced that there was scientific research indicating that ancient Egyptians were more closely genetically related to Europeans than black Africans, the mainstream media, did not raise a murmur and let the story die quickly in one media cycle:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-egyptians-europeans-related-claims-a7763866.html 

     However, the claim that ancient Britons were black skinned and blue eyed excited their politically correct interests and was given maximum exposure, especially with the Black Panther movie being released. As I noted in a previous article, this movie was relentlessly promoted by the establishment, with seemingly sanctions for bad reviews:  http://www.libtards.news/2018-02-15-woman-refuses-to-see-black-panther-movie-for-fear-of-sucking-the-black-joy-out-of-the-theater.html    https://www.amren.com/commentary/2018/02/wakanda-new-black-homeland/   https://www.amren.com/news/2018/02/hakuna-wakanda/    http://www.vdare.com/articles/black-panther-will-be-a-hit-but-will-blacks-side-with-the-villain-killmonger

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Why is George Soros Emperor of the World? By John Williamson

     New World Order superman George Soros is pushing for thought control like never before:  http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/16/soros-calls-eu-regulate-social-media-fight-populism/

“Billionaire open-borders activist George Soros has demanded the European Union (EU) regulate social media because voters’ minds are being controlled and “manipulated”. He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people to vote against globalist causes, including electing President Donald J. Trump, in an article for The Guardian published Thursday. The speculator, who runs one of the largest campaigning groups in the world and is noted for his interference in foreign politics and elections, said ultimately unregulated social media threatened democracy and the “integrity of elections”.

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Say Goodbye to Grenades By Mrs Vera West

     While the gangs who now rule the country that was once Sweden freely toss around hand grenades like baseballs:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grenade_attacks_in_Sweden    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/14/swedish-police-officer-hand-grenades-easy-find/    https://qz.com/886244/open-borders-and-vintage-balkan-hand-grenades-are-being-blamed-for-a-crime-wave-in-sweden/

which is now accepted as part of the new exciting cultural ethno-diversity, the US Army is dropping hand grenade competency as part of its graduation requirement:  https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/army-basic-training-drop-hand-grenade-competency-graduation-requirement#utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cns&utm_campaign=b-ArmyTrainingDropsHandGrenadeRequirement

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No Whites Need Apply By James Reed

     I keep a keen eye on the US university system re political correctness and anti-white racism because as my father always said, Australia is about five years behind the US. Nowadays I think the five years figure has dropped to a couple of years. Dad never talked about Canada, but recently they have overtaken even the US in the politically correct madness stakes. So, now we need to keep an eye on both decaying multicult “nations,” who think that they are “too white” (that is, there are still some whites alive):  http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/04/canadian-public-broadcaster-claims-quebec-public-sector-employees-white/  

     On campuses in Australia we now have the full-on white privilege guilt trip hosed down student’s throats even in Psychology statistics courses, and in the ARTs/Social Sciences/Humanities, every opportunity to push this propaganda is made. However, in employment, there is still the illusion of fair employment in Australian universities, although it is well known that women and minorities are given preference.

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Immigration and Global Capitalism By Charles Taylor

     Here is a clear example of why the immigration agenda is pushed so hard by the capitalist class: it’s the money, honey:  http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/02/13/ceos-congress-import-more-cheap-labor/ 

“Companies are facing pressure to raise wages, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is threatening to punish legislators who deny amnesty for roughly 3.5 million ‘dreamer’ illegals and ‘Temporary Protected Status’ migrants.The threat was delivered via letter as Senators prepare to vote on Democratic-drafted amnesties and on GOP-drafted plans to cut the supply of immigrant chain-migration labor after 2028. The Chamber’s February 13 letter was titled “Key Vote Alert!,” and it said, underlined and in bold, that: The Chamber may include votes on, or in relation to, to amendments addressing these priorities in our annual How They Voted scorecard.

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Letter to The Editor - An ‘orthodox’ theology based upon the misinterpretation long ago of ancient initiatory documents needs to be superannuated

To THE AUSTRALIAN          There could hardly be a more brilliant and succinct summary of our national political culture than that provided by F. X. Geraghty (16/2). So how can we induce a return to the practice of principle rather than self-indulgence? How can we halt the ‘inroads of the Nanny State’ by reforming the wishy-washy Liberal Party and frustrating the hidden authoritarianism of the left?

     Only by religion, and that means a major rethinking of our Christian sacred tradition, the basis of our culture and civilization. The voices of the universalists (like Alvin Kuhn and Tom Harpur) and perennialists (like Aldous Huxley and Rene Guenon) need to be listened to. An ‘orthodox’ theology based upon the misinterpretation long ago of ancient initiatory documents needs to be superannuated. It’s a tough call for many devoted Christians, but it’s the only way.  NJ, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - ‘Indigenous perspectives’ are already being widely heard and acted upon at all levels of government

To THE AGE          Some of us see the government’s response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart very differently to the way in which Waleed Aly views it (‘Such a sorry way to behave’, 16/2). We are sceptical that the advisory body that issued it (which was formed by invitation only) was really adequately representative. Secondly, we believe that the ‘formal apology a decade ago’ was also unrepresentative and in fact a piece of gesture politics having no mandate from the Australian people as a whole.

     Thirdly, it is disappointing to learn that the prime minister has announced a new inquiry into constitutional recognition. Public discussion in the last two decades has more than adequately established that any such recognition is against the interests of national unity and fundamentally inequitable. That is why no referendum proposal favouring it will succeed. Finally, ‘Indigenous perspectives’ are already being widely heard and acted upon at all levels of government anyway.  NJ, Belgrave, Vic