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The Statute of Liberty: How Australians Can Take Back Their Rights

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The case for giving Australians back their rights, brilliantly argued by Geoffrey Robertson.

The Australian people emerged from a polyglot mixture of nationalities and other races: a kind of human minestrone. Not only a race, but a race apart, thanks to the kindness of distance. What distinctive moral vision have we attained from the struggles and sacrifices of our forebear
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Hardcover, 244 pages
Published March 11th 2010 by Random House (Australia) (first published 2009)
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Soroush Pour
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended for every Australian. A thought-provoking book packed full of relevant Australian politics and history.
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It just makes sense...
Too bad it's been 12 years since the book came out and it feels like there's been no progress.
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Joseph
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Started out interestingly enough, but became repetitive and incredibly boring - although the actual (example) charter was interesting. But because its so very, very, very biased, I began to doubt nearly everything he said.
Hunter Smith
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Any book by Geoffrey Robertson QC I find mind expanding and soooo clever.
My only question is, why is this brilliant book not part of the Australian School Curriculum?
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Geoffrey Ronald Robertson QC (born 30 September 1946) is a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. He holds dual Australian and British citizenship.

Robertson is a founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers. He serves as a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple, a recorder, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London.

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