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Christian Porter's resignation would not collapse the rule of law

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:21pm, first published March 5 2021 - 5:30pm
Attorney-General Christian Porter. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Those who want to contemplate what the complete breakdown of the rule of law in Australia could look like should recontemplate one of the scenes of the riots in Washington as supporters of Donald Trump gathered in an effort, as they saw it, to prevent the two houses of the American parliament confirming the election of Joe Biden as President. Outside the congress was erected a gallows, at which, perhaps symbolically, Trump's vice-president, Michael Pence, was to be hanged if he participated in the final process of certifying the election.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.