Australian Left Review


The New South Wales Labor government’s Attorney-General, Frank Walker, recently instituted a well-publicised campaign against what he flamboyantly described as “ corporate crooks” . (1) And to prove his mettle he has been taking on some of the “ big fish" he promised us: Sir Paul Strasser being among those summoned to appear in court. (2) That Walker’s campaign follows by a year-and-a-half moves in the same direction by the Federal Attorney-Geperal in the Whitlam government suggests the possibility that the legal policies, including criminal policy, of capitalist governments can be analysed within the marxist problematic in the same manner as any other governmental policies.



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