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1. Graham "Richo" Richardson on the Australian Labor
Party leadership debacle.
2. Torben Akel investigates how
the Govenrment's radical new plan to manage freshwater is
going down in the heartland.
3. Green MP, Eugenie Sage;
Federated Farmers Environment spokesman, Ian MacKenzie;
Ecologic Executive Director, Guy Salmon debate the
4. And we talk to the TV star who has burst the
5. On the Media Panel on Sunday Brian
Edwards and Bill Ralston will have David Hastings author of
"Extra Extra", a new book on the raucous world of 19th
century Auckland newspapers as their guest. And we will ave
details of how you can win a copy of the
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A (Sweary) Analysis Of Urgency Abuse And
Keith Ng: You’re looking at the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill. Basically, the courts said that the Government had to pay family members who looked after people with disabilities (because not doing so was discriminatory), so the Government passed this law to say: “Yeah nah.”
The RIS isn’t just redacted for the public – it was redacted for MPs. *Parliament* voted on this, with all the relevant facts blacked out.
Sure, it’s understandable, right? If you’re passing a law that’s really dodgy, you don’t want advice from civil servants saying “uh, this is pretty illegal” to be public. But actually, that’s not really a problem here, because in the same piece of legislation, THEY SAID THEY CAN’T BE TAKEN TO COURT. More>>