We have lived through two tumultuous years as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through Australia. Our Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the lead, for domestic political purposes, in calling for an investigation into the origins of the virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In January 2021, China finally agreed to let an international team of experts led by the World Health Organization into Wuhan to investigate. The findings of the team were inconclusive, because the Chinese authorities were not very cooperative and refused to approve a follow-up investigation. Review: Deadly Quiet City: Stories from Wuhan, Covid Ground Zero – Murong Xuecun (Hardie...
The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, has said refugees in Ukraine are facing “Kafkaesque” bureaucracy as they try to navigate Home Office visa requirements. Cooper had tabled an urgent question over the government’s two visa schemes, with MPs from both sides of the house rounding on the government.
A father fighting to cut down trees to ease his son’s allergies has accused his London council of creating a Kafkaesque nightmare to stop his plans. Sam Robinson, a lawyer, says his son has coughing fits and that the answer is to cut down two trees outside his home and replace them with two trees somewhere on his property.
A federal judge has struck down the part of Mississippi’s eviction law that allows landlords to immediately seize the property of delinquent tenants, saying it has “unpredictable and absurd results.”. In 2019, an apartment manager stood in front of Columbus paralegal Samantha Conner while he took nearly everything she owned...
Lukashenko accused of encouraging refugees to come to Belarus in retaliation for Brussels sanctions
Ghislaine Maxwell implies her detention is sexist, bemoans "Kafkaesque" jail conditions in new appeal
"Ms. Maxwell is entitled to the same opportunity as male defendants to prepare her defense," a filing in response to her third rejected bid for bail said.