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Where Are We Now? (Or: The First Steps in a 1,000-Step Journey)

The entries so far have focused on the background issues surrounding the royal commission, including terms of reference, commissioners, and ancillary players – counsel assisting, Attorneys-General, and the Catholic PR unit. The royal commission has yet to appoint all staff … Continue reading

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Remuneration for Commissioners and Staff (Or: Money Makes the World Go Round)

One inescapable aspect of 21st century life is that the level of remuneration reflects the value a society places on an individual. The average share of science’s most valuable award, the Nobel Prize, is about $400,000 to $500,000. Many sportspeople … Continue reading

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The Star Enquiry, Mark II (Or: Snow White, Cont’d)

Since the first Star enquiry by Ms Furness (now counsel assisting the royal commission) missed so much, a second enquiry had to be held, quickly, to calm obviously widespread public concerns. As reported by The Daily Telegraph (20/5/12), “it was … Continue reading

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Counsel Assisting, Gail Furness (Or: Snow White)

“What a whitewash.” That is how The Sunday Telegraph (20/5/12) defined Ms Gail Furness’s (pictured below) report for the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority on Sydney’s only legal casino, The Star Casino, during its five-yearly licence review. A “goose” … Continue reading

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