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The Perils of Pauline

By David Field

Abstract

Extract: Whether or not you share her political views, it has to be admitted that Pauline Hanson has a habit of demanding your attention. This time, in association with a co-founder of her One Nation Party, David Ettridge, she succeeded in becoming Queensland\u27s Most Famous Prisoner (no mean feat when it is considered that among the others on the guest list at the time was the State\u27s former Chief Stipendiary Magistrate, Di Fingleton). Then, for an encore, she lodged an appeal which set the President of the Queensland Court of Appeal into verbal collision mode with NSW State Premier Bob Carr and Prime Minister John Howard, and drew withering comments from the Chief Justice of Queensland regarding the quality of the legal input during the trial itself. Not even the trial judge emerged unscathed from his criticism. So what was it all about

Topics: polital party, membership, fraud, electoral commission, legal aid, trial, appeal, Law
Publisher: ePublications@bond
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:epublications.bond.edu.au:law_pubs-1080
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