Monthly Archives: March 2015

Look out, Luke, democracy about

Open letter to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley – and the Australian Labor Party 29/3/2015 (the day after Labor lost the NSW election) Dear Mr Foley, Immediately before Labor lost the NSW 2015 election, you were publicly defending your parliamentary … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: murder by the prosecution – the evidence

By Andrew L. Urban.  First published in The Australian, 25/3/2015 as “Justice cast to the four winds” (p. 11) Sue Neill-Fraser was convicted of murder in 2010, after her partner of 18 years, Bob Chappell, disappeared from their jointly owned … Continue reading

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Recruit former Jihadists to combat radicalisation

By Andrew L. Urban. Letter to The Editor, Sydney Morning Herald, 15/3/2015 – unpublished. It is encouraging to hear of plans to use former Jihadists to counter radicalisation (SMH 14/3/2015, Ex-jihadists could be used to counter extremist message); it shows someone … Continue reading

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Death penalty or revenge killing?

By Andrew L. Urban With the death penalty hanging over two Australians (and a number of others) in Indonesia convicted of heroin smuggling as I write (12/3/2015), the state sanctioned killing of criminals has generated much debate and vitriol – … Continue reading

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