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Subject: BARC
From: "David Robertson" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 22:24:52 +1030
I think much of the antipathy towards BARC stems from the fact that we were not 
consulted about the formation of BARC, who its members would be, what their 
qualifications would be and how long they would serve on the Committee.
To the outsider it appears to be a self-perpetuating oligarchy. This was the 
reason that I did not submit my House Swift to BARC.  I simply gave it to the 
Melbourne Museum where it resides.
Another point that has not been covered is the situation that arises (not 
infrequently) wherein a member of BARC submits a record.  I assume that he or 
she does not sit in judgement on his or her record but quite clearly the other 
members of BARC are well aware of who the submitter is.
How do they prevent this from affecting their judgement?
After all, it is one 'expert' submitting to other 'experts'.

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