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JUDGES MAKING LAW AT NOTRE DAME

Posted in city of fremantle, education, law&order, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on October 24, 2017

 

Oct 26 UNDA lecture

Those interested in law should attend The Role of Judges in Making Law lecture by Federal Court Justice Michael Barker at Fremantle Notre Dame University this Thursday.

It’s part of the university’s Honourable David Malcolm Annual Memorial lectures and is from 6-7 pm at the Michael Keating room, corner Cliff and High Street on October 26.

RSVP 9433 0741 or pam.meehan@nd.edu.au

 

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STUPID WA OVER REGULATION

Posted in fremantle, law&order, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on June 5, 2017

 

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Overseas tourists to Western Australia often mention that there are too many rules and regulations in our state, and that it is expensive over here.

Two large signs on the Fremantle Esplanade at the WA DAY event shows how stupid, irrelevant and inappropriate a lot of these rules are.

No drugs and alcohol. Well it is already illegal so why bother. No chairs, seats, whatever and the one that irritated me most was the rule about no professional photography.

The event was not fenced off so the Esplanade remained a public open space and hence every photographer, professional or amateur, with a pro SLR or just a mobile phone was allowed to take photos by law. I was hoping someone would try to stop me so I could have given them a blast, but no luck.

I assume that the Freo signs are just copies of what they put up at Elizabeth Quay but why bother!

Roel Loopers

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FREE LEGAL ADVISE FROM NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in education, fremantle, law&order, notre dame university, western australia by freoview on August 31, 2016

The Fremantle Notre Dame University is operating a pop-up clinic to give free legal advise this Saturday September 3, operated by alumni and experienced staff of the School of Law.

All issues are covered from family law, to criminal, commercial, mental health and general law. Sessions will be for 45 minutes.

It will run from 9 am till 5 pm. Make an appointment on 9433 0745  to get a free consultation.

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TO PROSECUTE OR NOT TALK AT NOTRE DAME UNI

The Eminent Speakers Series by the School of Law of the Fremantle Notre Dame University always has interesting speakers and will have a prominent one again on this coming Tuesday August 16.

Joe McGrath SC, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Western Australia since February 2010 will be speaking about Prosecute or not: The Role of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 6-7 pm at the Michael Keating room on the corner of Cliff and High Street. Refreshments afterwards.

McGrath is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, Australian National University and the London School of Economics. He has also assisted on Royal Commissions.

The event is free but RSVP required to: pam.meeham@nd.edu.au

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university by freoview on March 2, 2016

Fremantle Notre Dame University will continue their popular Eminent Speakers Series on March 9 with the President of the National Native Title Tribunal Raelene Webb QC speaking about Making A Difference.

Raelene Webb is on the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

In light of our political parties’ bipartisan support for constitutional recognition of Australia’s indigenous people and an a referendum on it in the near future, this talk is topical and should be very interesting.

It is on Wednesday March 9 from 6-7 pm at the Michael Keating room on the corner of Cliff and High street and refreshments after the lecture. RSVP pam.meeham@nd.edu.au

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SUPREME COURT ROE 8 RULING TODAY

Posted in fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on December 16, 2015

The case in the Supreme Court  by the Save Beeliar Wetlands group against the WA State’s Environmental Protection Authority-EPA will  get a judgment at 9.30 this morning. The ruling will have a big impact on the future of the Roe 8 highway and Perth Freight Link and the affected suburbs so it will also be very important for Fremantle.

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FREO SOCIETY LEGAL ACTION

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle society, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2015

It looks like there is going to be a legal action aftermath of the Fremantle Society’s AGM. Unsuccessful presidential candidate Chris Lewis called me from the airport on his way to Sydney this morning to say they will likely take action against blogger Roger Garwood and now FS president John Dowson for the highly offensive and incorrect smear against Chris Lewis, FS membership officer Benita Dowding and past FS president Henty Farrar and the FS committee.

It is a real shame that it has to come to this as the Fremantle Society has been a very important and the most influential community group in Fremantle for 43 years. The totally inappropriate conspiracy rubbish that was published is not acceptable and unbecoming to such an important group that should get medals and awards for protecting Freo’s heritage so well. Let’s hope there is a way forward out of this mess.

Roel Loopers

DONATION TO FREMANTLE MAYOR ALL BY THE BOOK

Posted in city of fremantle, local government by freoview on October 9, 2015

I have been asked now numerous times why I did not report that Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt acknowledged on Wednesday at the Planning Committee that he had received a $ 5,000 donation from a member of the Chitty family for his last election campaign. David Chitty is a director of Sunset Events who want to develop at Arthur Head.

I did not report it because I have known about it for several years and because there is nothing untoward or illegal about it! Brad Pettitt, contrary to Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, declared the donation on the register as is required by law and that register can be viewed on application to the CEO of the City of Fremantle, as I did.

The question if this could constitute a conflict of interest is probably one the State Government should look at about all donations made to all candidates at local and state elections, but as I understand it there is absolutely nothing wrong legally with Brad Pettitt voting on projects that involve Sunset Events, and let it be made clear that the brother of David Chitty is not involved in Sunset Events as far as I am aware.

I personally believe we should look at this, and if I should get elected on Fremantle Council I would prefer to see donations over a certain amount to Elected Members constitute a conflict of interest.  As it stands it does not matter if anyone believes it is morally wrong, and we should have a public debate about this, but the Fremantle Mayor has acted lawfully and impeccably.

Roel Loopers

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NOTRE DAME UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university by freoview on August 16, 2015

The Fremantle Notre Dame University open day is always a special day where one can see the anticipation on the faces of parents and prospective future students. It is also a fun day that is very relaxing with live music, things to do and food and drinks aplenty.

The UNDA Open Day had one of the best little brochures I have seen for years and something the City of Fremantle could do for the Street Art Festival. It is handy, small, creative and very functional, so well done to the Notre Dame designer!

Here a few impressions of the day.

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MELISSA PARKE LECTURE AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in fremantle, melissa parke, notre dame university by freoview on July 27, 2015

The Eminent Speakers Series of Fremantle Notre Dame University will feature Melissa Parke, Federal Member for Fremantle, on August 4 from 6-7 pm.

Melissa will speak on her experiences as a United Nations lawyer. She worked as a senior lawyer in the UN for eight years from 2000-2007, including postings in Kosovo, Gaza, Lebanon and New York.

The talk will be held at the Michael Keating Room on the corner of Cliff and High Street.

RSVP pam.meehan@nd.edu.au or call 9433 0741

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