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Write for State!

It’s that time again! We are now accepting articles for State Magazine Issue 9! This issue will focus on the 2012 United States Presidential Election. This issue will be the last for 2012, and we want it to be the best one yet! The deadline for articles is Friday 19th October. Send them to statemagazine.uwa@gmail.com! Email … Continue reading

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TAKING BIKIES FOR A RIDE

Pearl Lim takes issue with WA anti-association laws.   Attorney-General Christian Porter recently stated in Parliament, ‘I am fully aware that every step of this legislation is likely to be litigated, and possibly some parts subject to constitutional challenge’.  He was referring to the Control of Criminal Organisations 2011 (WA), notable for its anti-association measures. … Continue reading

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The Crime and Corruption Commission: ‘The East Berlin Stasi of Our Democracy’?

Michael Sheldrick delves into the Corruption and Crime Commission, to see if recent negative press is warranted. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to interview a former premier as part of my research into Western Australia’s Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), the subject of my honours dissertation. The interviewee left me in doubt as … Continue reading

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Summer Loving

Dylan Caporn looks at the State Labor Party’s summer There is no denying that the Barnett Government is a juggernaut at the moment. With an 18% lead on the opposition as preferred party, a personal approval rating of Premier Colin Barnett nearly four times that of the Leader of the Opposition; the entire government has … Continue reading