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Friday, June 03, 2005

temping

I have just got a temporary assignment working for the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This may seem like a rash decision by our antipodean cousins as the phrase "The law is an arse!" - ass being too weak a word, and seemingly some kind of American donkey - has been heard to escape my lips on more than one occasion (probably more frequently than I'm letting on, particularly if beer is invloved).

Just consider, if the pattern of my work history continues as it has for the last few assignments I will be taken on full-time, promoted and end up running half the day-to-day operations of the place. I can almost feel Sydney, Canberra and the rest of the state shivering at the prospect.

Un-PC thought: Just how do you have a justice system for a country that was colonised by criminals (allbeit people that were branded criminal for stealing things like bread to feed their starving families)? Drumhead trials? Some kind of code of conduct a la pirates? Or just a damn good thrashing behind the courthouse?