Tag Archives: Justice Peter McClellan

Extend the Royal Commission to the end of 2017 (Or: Sign the Petition to George Brandis)

The author has recently become aware of a call by Justice Peter McClellan for an extension of time for the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. At present, the Commission is to due be wrapped up … Continue reading

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The Chief Commissioner (Or: No Juries Please, We’re British)

Everybody seems to like the royal commission’s Peter McClellan (pictured below). Greens MP David Shoebridge says he “brings a wealth of experience and competence to the commission” (The Australian, 11/1/13), while the NSW Attorney General describes him as “an excellent choice.” One … Continue reading

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The Commissioners (Or: Somebody for Everybody)

One can begin from the position that the commissioners are all honourable people who will rise above any cultural, professional, or personal bias to impartially hear submissions. However, if one believes in the dictum that not only should justice be … Continue reading

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