Sunday, November 24, 2019

"You wake up one day and find decisions made in our country that are not in the interests of our country.":Was Duncan Lewis speaking about his boss, George Brandis? Brandis conduct in the matter of Ausgrid, the Top Group LLB decision, Zhu Minshen's meeting with Brandis,all require Brandis to explain himself

by Ganesh Sahathevan

Hon George Brandis

Former ASIO chief Duncan Lewis declared last week:

"You wake up one day and find decisions made in our country that are not in the interests of our country."

In an interview published by Quarterly Essay Lewis warned that  covert foreign intrusion into the heart of Australian politics is "something we need to be very, very careful about".

ASIO was for much of Lewis's tenure under the purview of the Attorney General, George Barndis. As reported last week, Brandis does have questions to answer about his dealings with Zhu Minshen and especially Zhu's license to issue LLB degrees granted by the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board.

Fergus Hunter reported in the SMH , 

Top Education Institute, the company Dr Zhu established in 2001 and PricewaterhouseCoopers invested in earlier this year(2016) , specialises in law, business and accounting qualifications costing between $8500 and $80,000.
In November(2015) , he met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for a dinner related to the institute's newly established law school.
In April (2016), he discussed the merits of law degrees with Senator Brandis.
This is interesting given that Top's law school is accredited by the New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board,which is under the purview of AG NSW Mark Speakman SC.  The common thread however is in the fact that Turnbull ,Brandis and Speakman are all "moderates" which in English means they are of their Liberal Party's Left faction.
The decision to grant Zhu Minshen the authority to award LLBs is exceptional (see story below).
Was Lewis referring to his former boss, George Branids?



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Why did the LPAB make an exception for China's Minshen Zhu & Top Group -AG NSW Speakman maintains political silence despite weakening share price, China protests

by Ganesh Sahathevan

Top Education Group Ltd


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Anyone can see that Top Group stands out in this list from the NSW LPAB website:

Accredited law courses

In accordance with Section 29 of the Uniform Law and by virtue of the transitional and savings provisions in the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 32(3)(a) the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board has accredited the following Academic courses
Name of InstitutionCourse
Legal Profession Admission BoardDiploma in Law
University of SydneyLLB or JD
University of New South WalesLLB or JD
Macquarie UniversityLLB or JD
University of Technology SydneyLLB or JD
University of WollongongLLB
University of New EnglandLLB or JD
Southern Cross UniversityLLB
University of NewcastleLLB or JD
Western Sydney UniversityLLB
University of Notre DameLLB
TOP Education InstituteLLB
Australian Catholic UniversityLLB
Charles Sturt UniversityLLB​ or LLB/BCrimJustice

Top Group has been happy to advertise the fact that the LPAB granted it the "first and only" license to grant law degrees granted a private company.

See also 
NSW Libs received donations of $44,275 from TOP Education Group just before after TOP was granted the "first & only" license issued a private company to award law degrees: AG Speakman and his LPAB refuse to disclose all details in the LPAB Annual Reports

China-HK protest on Australian campuses but not at Minshen Zhu controlled campuses-Are legal profession admission rules being used (again ) to suppress complaints and protests

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