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21 Feb ‘Activism’ puts focus on High Court vacancies

Olivia Caisley and Nicola Berkovic - The Australian - Thursday 20 February 2020 Government MPs are sounding the alarm ahead of two High Court vacancies amid concerns judges hand-picked by former ­attorney-general George Brandis have ventured into judicial activism, straying from a “black letter approach to...

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20 Feb Canberra Wolverines fighting the Reds

Ellen Whinnett -  Herald Sun - 20 February 2020 In the 1984 movie Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, a brave group of high school kids form a resistance group and repel a Soviet invasion of the United States. They call themselves the Wolverines, after their...

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19 Feb Drop luxury car tax, Treasurer told

Patrick Commins and Richard Ferguson - The Australian - Wednesday 19 February 2020 Josh Frydenberg is refusing to abolish the luxury car tax that ­forces Australians to pay thousands of dollars more on imported vehicles priced at more than $67,500 — even though the tariff was...

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