Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate

Lang Hancock, “Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate,”
Sunday Independent, December 9, 1973, p. 81.

A profound statement appeared in The Australian of March 30, 1971. It said: “Governments, left to themselves, care nothing for liberty and nothing for justice. These things we have to look after ourselves.” Continue reading Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate

Rex Connor: Is he the villain?

Lang Hancock, “Rex Connor: Is he the villain?,”
Sunday Independent, December 2, 1973, p. 28.

For 66 years, practically nobody outside of the trade union movement in Australia had heard of Rex Connor.

Probably few would have heard of him now except for the circumstances of his period in office coinciding with the tail end of the mineral boom, which pitchforked Australia on to the world scene with its export of major minerals, particularly iron, bauxite and nickel. Continue reading Rex Connor: Is he the villain?