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Stop wasting taxpayers' money on sport funding

Crispin Hull If the SPC fruit cannery and 5000 jobs isn't worth saving, why can’t the sportspeople stand on their own two feet?

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Public service insulates against slash and burn

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Crispin Hull Are the fat cats lining themselves up a final plate of cream before the Abbott axe falls in September? A look at the most recent ABS average weekly earnings figures suggests so.

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Time for Roxon to upset the litigation trough

Crispin Hull Putting the snout in the trough is far too gentle a metaphor to describe what the private legal profession has done to the Australian government, and therefore the Australian people, in the past 15...

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The new can make the old so much better

Crispin Hull I have just finished reading Our Father, my sister's wonderful biography of our father, Robert Edward Davison Hull.

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Changing how we vote might not go to plan

Crispin Hull On one matter, ideology goes out the window. Principle is of no moment. Political foes become expedient friends.

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Never-ending welfare story a blight on all

Crispin Hull Governments seem terrified of any reform of middle-class or business welfare.

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Let's not get too smug over gun laws in the US

Crispin Hull The hogwash delivered last week by the US National Rifle Association in response to the shootings in Connecticut can be fairly quickly dismissed by a comparison with Australia.

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'Torpid' 'drowsy' ACT courts are still a legal joke

Crispin Hull A large sign spelling AON atop a 12-storey office block glares over the ACT Supreme Court building on the other side of London Circuit. It should act as a reminder and warning.

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Sickening case of justice denied for five lost at sea

Crispin Hull Seven years after the loss at sea of two Australian immigration officers and three others, the search for accountability for the families appears to be whimpering to an end after a Court of Appeal...

COAG letting foxes guard the hen house

Crispin Hull State and territory governments are too inept, tainted by corruption and compromised for anyone to have any confidence in their capacity to make decisions on whether developments are environmentally...

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Time to take the heat, then fight harder

Crispin Hull 'We're doomed; we're all doomed,'' as Private Frazer of Dad's Army fame would have it. Another report on climate change this week suggests the Arctic permafrost is melting more quickly and will...

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GFC cowboys finally face the small fry

Crispin Hull In the big wash-up of the global financial crisis, we did not see the demise of too many big financial corporations.

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This looks like a cash grab, in any language

Crispin Hull Do not feel guilty if English is your first language. Feel blessed. It obviates the need for you to learn English.

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Women lead from the front

20th October 2012 , News, Canberra Times, ACT ELECTIONS 2012, Story by Ewa Kretowicz. ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher arrives to vote at Lyneham Primary school.

Crispin Hull The day was saved for the Labor Government by the better-than-average performance of two women – Katy Gallagher and the Greens’ Meredith Hunter.

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Media going nuclear is not the real issue

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Crispin Hull Two nuclear powers - India and Pakistan - face each other in the Asian subcontinent. Millions of lives are at stake.

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Changing the constitution law by law

Crispin Hull One of Australia's leading constitutional experts, Professor George Williams, called this week for a firm timetable for a referendum to recognise indigenous people in the constitution and to rid the...

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Jones makes it hard for a Voltaire fan

Crispin Hull Alan Jones makes it very difficult for us Voltairians who find merit in the precept: ''I disagree with what you say but I will defend to the utmost your right to say it.''

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Tenacity may one day save environment

Crispin Hull The response ''I don't know'' is refreshing enough, even more refreshing, though, is the response, ''I don't know, yet.''

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Evolution in journalism and society

Crispin Hull These days they call it trivial pursuit. Forty years ago this week it was general knowledge and, for me, the pursuit was not trivial.

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States mining another tax minefield

Crispin Hull Queensland joined Western Australia and Victoria in a resounding piece of hypocrisy this week by increasing its mining royalties.