Tag Archives: Federal Court of Australia

Pontificating on the Bolt case again

This post involves further thoughts on the Eatock v Herald Weekly Times case. I have attempted to clarify a few things, and to illustrate on a practical basis exactly why I think the legislation and the decision could be problematic. Introductory remarks on Bolt, affirmative action and group rights First, I should reiterate that I […]

Andrew Bolt found to have contravened Racial Discrimination Act

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States Bromberg J handed down judgment in favour of the plaintiffs in Eatock v Bolt [2011] FCA 1103 this morning. You may recall that I wrote a post while the case was being heard. Bromberg […]

Mr Pratt’s fall from grace

[Also posted at Online Opinion] Richard Pratt, billionaire, philanthropist and head of the Visy packing industry, died on April 28, 2009. The day before he died, the Federal Court ruled that a large part of the evidence against Mr Pratt in relation to evidence he had given about a price-fixing cartel was inadmissible. At the […]