The sovereignty of technocrats and rule of lawyers

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Australians are getting the distinct feeling that they are no longer governed over by law – but rather by lawyers, technocrats, the media, and celebrities. It’s not only the bizarre ritual of ‘trial by mob’ making a comeback in the #MeToo era – it is everything. Our institutions have lost touch with what were once binding ideas and now society has been cast adrift, left to the mercy of headlines and hashtags.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Spectator Australia
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022


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