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Hot Fuzz. Will watch this anytime. (A-)
Then, in 1980, the district attorney of San Mateo County, California, sued my father for child-support payments. My father responded by denying paternity, swearing in a deposition that he was sterile and naming another man he said was my father.I was required to take a DNA test. The tests were new then, and when the results came back, they gave the odds that we were related as the highest the instruments could measure at the time: 94.4 percent. The court required my father to cover welfare back payments, child-support payments of $385 per month, which he increased to $500, and medical insurance until I was 18. The case was finalized on December 8, 1980, with my father’s lawyers insistent to close. Four days later Apple went public and overnight my father was worth more than $200 million.But before that, just after the court case was finalized, my father came to visit me once at our house in Menlo Park, where we had rented a detached studio. It was the first time I’d seen him since I’d been a newborn in Oregon.“You know who I am?” he asked. He flipped his hair out of his eyes.I was three years old; I didn’t.“I’m your father.” (“Like he was Darth Vader,” my mother said later, when she told me the story.)“I’m one of the most important people you will ever know,” he said.
Money for new regulations may be better put to educating future customers
VIEWPOINT: The banking royal commission should result not only in new regulation, but new education.
Reimagining how public servants go about their work
New Zealand is trying out a systemic approach to fixing inconsistency in the quality of policy advice — and experts argue it could be adapted in Australia.
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◾ The E-I-E-I-O of people-centred policy