Mr R is very happy: this has been a theme for him for a very long time. But I really wonder if it is a famous victory after all.
University of Sydney vice-chancellor Professor Gavin Brown was disgusted by the passage of the laws.
“The passing of the voluntary student unionism bill is a temporary victory for the red-necked Philistines that will damage Australia’s reputation internationally,” Professor Brown said.
I found the whole issue plagued with distortions and misconceptions, as I said in September. Certainly it wasn’t an issue where conservatives were united.