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Information that democracy needs ... Bret Walker SC's Whitlam oration ... It was a dark and stormy night ... Opening the drapes to let the light flood in ... The State and secrecy ... Suggestions for ICAC ... Legal professional privilege and advice to government ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog  ... Read more ... 

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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Jun222018

    Making fun of the government

    The Parliament of Fools ... Anne Twomey and Benedict Coyne discuss amendments to the Criminal Code dealing with impersonating a Commonwealth body ... Prison time for those who are outside the narrow exemptions ... Boilermaker Bill gets a dose of the "chilling effect" 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Fresh disruption

    Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Time limits on suspended tickets

    NSW Law Society flat-footed over temporary suspension of solicitor ... Allegations of deficiencies, falsification and breaches ... Time's up ... Due process versus public safety ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Get fucked - rude letter following

    Repeated calls for ferocious litigator to "step back" and take a cold shower ... History repeats itself ... Fervid correspondence ... Disproportionate amounts of time and money fighting over piddling matters ... Too much ego, too little reason ... Being impaled by Vlad the Impaler 

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    Sunday
    Jun172018

    Information that democracy needs

    Bret Walker SC's Whitlam oration ... It was a dark and stormy night ... Opening the drapes to let the light flood in ... The State and secrecy ... Suggestions for ICAC ... Legal professional privilege and advice to government ... Cabinet documents and disclosure ... Too much secrecy about settlements ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta 

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    Wednesday
    Jun132018

    Transmission interrupted 

    Father of murdered family wants release of a psychologist's report revealing his relationship with his children and former partner ... Channel 7 applies for access ... WA Family Court denies permission ... At pains to point out that there's no cover-up, but proposed TV broadcast is not appropriate ... Nick Bonyhady reports from courtside  

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    Wednesday
    Jun132018

    When "no" can mean "yes"

    A jury thought there was evidence that the complainant in the Luke Lazarus rape case was not consenting ... Yet the judges couldn't find a way to accept that ... Now we are likely to see some change to NSW's version of "consent" ... Community expectations at odds with the outcome 

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    Monday
    Jun112018

    Ticket please

    Seize the day ... Audacious outsider trying to burst onto lawyers' patch ... When is legal work not legal work? ... Chicken Treat upset ... Unsuccessful attempt to introduce unticketed legal services ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Sunday
    Jun102018

    A post-institutional world

    The Law Institute of Victoria faces turmoil and losses ... Only 66 percent of practising solicitors are members ... The NSW solicitors club is booming with a 90 percent membership rate and a big fat balance sheet 

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