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The Power of the Internet

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Discussions about how public sector agencies, courts, and parliaments can best make use of online technology to provide information in different ways and engage with people have been building momentum worldwide for a few years.  In fact, earlier this month there was a big Gov 2.0 Summit held here in Washington, DC.  Clare recently blogged …

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When the Shaking Stops

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Residents of Christchurch, the second largest city in New Zealand, continue to have sleepless nights and worry-filled, emotional days as the aftershocks keep coming – nearly a week after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 4:35am on Saturday, September 4, 2010.  Apart from all the shaking, there’s also the worry about the amount of time …

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Legal Harmony: Oz and N.Z. Share the Love

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Australia and New Zealand are like a couple of squabbling siblings most of the time.  We make jokes at each others’ expense, including our different accents (they really are different!), and we love to beat each other at sports.  You would have seen plenty of references to this rivalry if you ever watched the Flight …

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Shanghaied!

Posted by: Christine Sellers

As you can see from my previous post on researching Al Capone’s jury, some of the questions that come through “Ask A Librarian” can be quite fascinating. Some on their face appear simple, but upon further research, reveal hidden depths. A recent question involved a private law from the 71st Congress (1929-1931).*  Private laws affect …

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Refugee Law Debated Prior to Aussie Election

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The Australian federal election is being held on August 21.  The current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced the election on July 17, a couple of weeks after she replaced Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party.  The (very brief) election campaign is in full swing, with various issues coming to the forefront of the …