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Major General Sir William John Victor Windeyer KBE CB DSO and Bar PC KC (1900 – 1987) Australian judge, soldier and educator, was a Justice of the High Court of Australia. More

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Sir Owen Dixon, OM, GCMG,KC (28 April 1886 – 7 July 1972) Australian judge and diplomat, was the sixth Chief Justice of Australia. A justice of the High Court for thirty-five years, Dixon was one of the leading jurists in the English-speaking world and is widely regarded as Australia's greatest ever jurist. More >>

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Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898) was a German-Prussian national-liberal statesman of the late 19th century, and a figure in world affairs. More >>

'Germany had a tradition of welfare programs in Prussia and Saxony that began as early as the 1840s. In the 1880s his social insurance programs were the first in the world and became the model for other countries and the basis of the modern welfare state.

'Bismarck introduced old age pensions, accident insurance, medical care and unemployment insurance. He won conservative support by promising to undercut the appeal of Socialists — the Socialists always voted against his proposals, fearing they would reduce the grievances of the industrial workers': Wikipedia >>


'Conditions of the time were governed by the Master and Servant Act.


Employees in Australia in 1840 who left their employment without permission were subject to 
being hunted down
under the Bushrangers Act.


As little as one hour’s absence by a free servant without permission could precipitate a punishment of prison or the treadmill.


In the Melbourne jurisdiction, in the years 1835 to 1845, when labour shortages were acute, over 20% of prison inmates were convicted under the New South Wales Master and Servant Act for offences including leaving place of work without permission and being found in hotels': Wikipedia >>

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, PC, KC (17 September 1779 – 24 June 1861) was a British legal practitioner and peer. More >>

'The Fatal Accidents Act 1846 (9 & 10 Vict. c.93), commonly known as Lord Campbell's Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, that, for the first time in England and Wales, allowed relatives of people killed by the wrongdoing of others to recover damages': Wikipedia >>



Sir Edward Coke SL PC (1 February 1552 – 3 September 1634) was an English barrister, judge and politician a great jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. More >>

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