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LANDMARK HIGH COURT DECISION

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on April 10, 2009

high-court1In a landmark decision announced today, the High Court of Australia found that political promises or undertakings made by political parties before an election constituted an implied contract, and that failure by the political party to fulfil, or to act in a manner against, those promises or undertakings, was a breach of contract.

Politicians from all major political parties were immediately critical of the decision, with a consensus of opinion being that if they were held accountable for any promises or undertakings they made, then they would have to be very careful in any future undertaking or promise given.

Welcoming the High Court decision, a representative of the Citizens Electoral Lobby said “any measure that increases honesty in the political process is important”.

National Party Members have called for the High Court to be abolished, and it is believed that Liberal Party Senators have already begun a hunger-strike, and that ALP Members are now considering strike action.

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  1. Paul said, on April 11, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Dream on. Especially the hunger strike and the going on strike, a perfect outcome, I’ld say.


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