New concerns surround the government’s increased use of legislative powers to bypass the parliament and create laws that cannot be amended or overturned. The federal government has embedded special powers in new Covid-19 laws to make unilateral changes to non-pandemic-related legislation, using what are known as ‘Henry VIII clauses’ – named for the unchecked power they involve.
Six. (Bonus points: 147.)
The Furies or Erinyes.
Sir Tom Jones.
They were the last men to walk on the Moon.
Motor neurone disease, aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Sep 13, 2014 as "Which current capital city was originally named Edo?".
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