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Greg Barns

Greg Barns

Greg Barns graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a director of human rights group, Rights Australia. Greg has written three books on Australian politics, is a Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, and a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance.
Why Australia is 'saving' SA's white farmers
Why Australia is 'saving' SA's white farmers
There are probably many in South Africa who are wondering why it is that the Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton has rushed to the aid of...
Oz approves therapeutic cloning laws
Oz approves therapeutic cloning laws
It's rare that a proposal that is opposed by the prime minister, his deputy and the opposition leader, passes through Parliament to become law, but...
Soft power
Soft power
If you're a visual artist planning to make it in the world's largest contemporary art market, Chelsea on Manhattan's westside is the place to go....
On the brink of civil war
On the brink of civil war
Seven years ago Australian Prime Minister John Howard was fêted for the way in which his government helped the people of East Timor -- located...
Illegal crossings
Illegal crossings
If you head down to the southern outskirts of San Diego, California, you can see the Mexican city of Tijuana on the other side of a no-man's-land...
Aussie diversity a 'white lie'
Aussie diversity a 'white lie'
Australia has long cherished its image as a tolerant, diverse and relaxed nation -- a haven for those seeking a safe and secure life away from the...
Australia enters dragon's den
Australia enters dragon's den
China's stellar economic growth story continues. Gross domestic product (GDP) climbed 9,5% in the first quarter this year and industrial production...
'The journey of the nation has begun'
'The journey of the nation has begun'
Ten years ago, Aboriginal Australian Michael Long was a champion in Australia's most popular winter sport -- Australian Rules football. In that...
Oz poll: All bets on Howard to take fourth term
Oz poll: All bets on Howard to take fourth term
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is on course to win a fourth victory in the general election this Saturday. Most opinion polls indicate that...
Howard under fire after Jakarta blast
Howard under fire after Jakarta blast
Australian Prime Minister John Howard, facing a general election on October 9, has been one of United States President George W Bush's most...
Aussie Iraq report echoes US, UK findings
Aussie Iraq report echoes US, UK findings
Eighteen months ago Australia, along with the United States and the United Kingdom, was a frontline member of President George W Bush's "Coalition...
A question of life or death
A question of life or death
East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao believes his impoverished country of 800 000 people will become a failed state unless Australia relinquishes...