Tag: attorney general

Some Reasons Why Multiculturalism is a Failure

What country is Brandis describing?

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/what_country_is_brandis_describing

Liberal frontbencher George Brandis in the Sydney Morning Herald:
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/politicans-must-defend-the-multicultural-project-20110222-1b400.htm

When I was growing up in Sydney in the 1960s, Petersham was a popular place of settlement for immigrant families – “New Australians”, as they were often called.

Our next-door neighbours were Chinese, next to them was a Greek family, there was an Italian family directly across the street. At my local convent school, St Thomas’s in Lewisham, almost half of the kids were from non-English speaking backgrounds.…

With each new wave of settlement there has been, from some among the established population, suspicion

SA Election: Attorney General Denounces the World as Dangerous!

It’s election time in South Australia and the Attorney General/Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Michael Atkinson is on the warpath hunting for mice and other mediocre targets to take on. Will you be next?

Gamers threaten me: Atkinson

Danielle Forsyth: Independent Weekly | February 16, 2010

http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/gamers-threaten-me-atkinson/1752321.aspx

Attorney General Michael Atkinson has launched an attack at the Gamers4Croydon party, saying he believes gamers in general are pose a higher personal danger than the outlaw motorcycle gangs he has worked so hard to legislate against.

“I feel my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from outlaw …

Victorian Government Plans to Discriminate Against White Males

Discrimination against white males will soon be encouraged

Susie O’Brien: Herald Sun | December 09, 2008

DISCRIMINATION against dominant white males will soon be encouraged in a bid to boost the status of women, the disabled and cultural and religious minorities.

Such positive discrimination — treating people differently in order to obtain equality for marginalised groups – is set to be legalised under planned changes to the Equal Opportunity Act foreshadowed last week by state Attorney-General Rob Hulls.

The laws are also expected to protect the rights of people with criminal records to get a job, as long as their …

Police ready to apply for bike clubs to be outlawed

Daniel Wills: The Advertiser | September 04, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24293389-5006301,00.html

POLICE say they are ready to take imminent action to outlaw criminal bike gangs after tough new State Government legislation came into effect today.

The Serious and Organised Crime Act allows Police Commissioner Mal Hyde to apply to Attorney-General Michael Atkinson to outlaw individual gangs and place severe restrictions on their members.

Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Harrison this afternoon said police had been gathering information for some time and would soon move against the gangs.

“A lot of preparatory work has been ongoing and I wouldn’t anticipate it would be too …

Minister for Multicultural Affairs goes Bonkers

Atkinson blasts senior magistrate as ‘daft’ and ‘delusional’

Jamie Walker: The Advertiser | June 13, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23856671-5006301,00.html

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Michael Atkinson has called a senior magistrate “daft” and “delusional” for calling for jail overcrowding to be factored into sentencing.

The ferocity of the criticism from Mr Atkinson, of deputy chief magistrate Andrew Cannon yesterday stunned the Adelaide legal community.

Mr Atkinson’s office was on the back foot last night to justify his language, and some of the grounds he had used to blast Dr Cannon, who is an adjunct professor of law and the state’s senior mining warden.

Mr Atkinson launched …