Modi government rams half-dozen anti-worker, anti-farmer laws through India’s parliament

Flouting longstanding parliamentary norms and procedures, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government rammed a half-dozen blatantly pro-corporate farmer and labour “reform” laws through an abbreviated “Monsoon session” of India’s parliament last month.

Workers shout slogans during a general strike in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 [Credit: AP

Vic Government concealed key advice, court told

The Victorian Government tried “covering up” key legal advice by releasing a version that redacted embarrassing paragraphs, a court has heard.

The Supreme Court of Victoria this week ordered the Government to release legal advice it received on the state’s former 9pm-5am curfew.

The order came as part of an

Senior government lawyer quits over Brexit plans

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The government’s most senior lawyer is to quit his post over plans which could modify the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

It is understood Sir Jonathan Jones, permanent secretary to the Government Legal Department, was unhappy with a new bill to be unveiled on Wednesday.

He has resigned