Ruddock snubs legal centres

Ruddock snubs legal centres – National –

The national association of community legal centres gets no government cash for its conference this year because Ruddock doesn’t like the look of the program. Go figure.

“Australian democracy is an exercise in majoritarian pork-barrelling.” Discuss, with examples…

Do we have a right to expect governments to fund their critics? If so, what’s the best way of ensuring it happens? If anyone’s keen to write about this I’m on the hunt for articles and ideas about this over at New Matilda (yep, I work there now – one of the many reasons the blog has been a bit on the quiet side this year).