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How to win friends and become a judge ... All in the family ... Great speech at the Free Willy show ... Judicial appointment in the mail ... Temple of Federal Justice on hold ... ALRC family law recommendations and their political implications ... A letter from Perth ... Read more ... 


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Rush: a parallel universe ... A gaping hole in the Rush defamation case ... Evidence available to support the truth defence about "scandalously inappropriate behaviour" ... Judge decides witness should not called ... Tendency evidence ... Case management more important than the truth ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Dutton's dob-in law ... Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Public interest ... AAT ... Read more ... 

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    "Smearing Sir Keith, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch was multi-generational, muck-spreading in which the facts were incidental, if not accidental, and the journalistic jaundice and corporate self-interest were fundamental." 

    Murdoch retainer and head of News Corp, Robert Thomson, on The New York Times' 20,000 word investigation into the influence of Murdoch's media. The Sir Keith Murdoch Oration, April 16, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Melissa Davey is the ace reporter from The Guardian who covered the Pell trial from beginning to end ... Compassionate, driven and intense ... Book under steam ... Journalism and the meaning of life ... A questing spirit is On The Couch ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Heart of the bar ... News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once ... From Justinian's archive, September 2014 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Monday
    Apr152019

    Rush: a parallel universe

    A gaping hole in the Rush defamation case ... Evidence available to support the truth defence about "scandalously inappropriate behaviour" ... Judge decides witness should not called ... Tendency evidence ... Case management more important than the truth ... Suppression order remains in place ... Rush's victory rings hollow 

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    Saturday
    Apr132019

    How to win friends and become a judge 

    All in the family ... Great speech at the Free Willy show ... Judicial appointment in the mail ... Temple of Federal Justice on hold ... ALRC family law recommendations and their political implications ... A letter from Perth 

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    Thursday
    Apr112019

    Know who your client is

    You are the lawyer ... Sydney property drama ... Solicitor who didn't realise party to the sale of a property was also his client ... Duty of care was owed ... Retainer ... NSW Court of Appeal lays down the law on requirement for lawyers to "step outside" a matrimonial dispute ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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    Thursday
    Apr112019

    Melissa Davey

    Melissa Davey is the ace reporter from The Guardian who covered the Pell trial from beginning to end ... Compassionate, driven and intense ... Book under steam ... Journalism and the meaning of life ... Plenty of gluten for her last meal ... A questing spirit is On The Couch 

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    Thursday
    Apr112019

    Dutton's dob-in law

    Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Material and immaterial obligations to disclose ... Public interest ... AAT ... Groping for successful outcomes 

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    Tuesday
    Apr092019

    America's true crime reality show

    Attorney General Barr's manipulation of the Mueller report ... More toxic Trump cabinet appointments and the sacking of the wicked witch of Homeland, Kirsten Nielsen ... Gorsuch's god bothering come out from under his skirt ... Omar Khadr, John Walter Lindh, Mustafa al-Hawsawi and their part in the fabricated war on terror ... Roger Fitch in Washington 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Torpid town

    Judgments along the Molonglo move at a trickle ... Retired ACT Supreme Court judge still sitting on six reserved judgments ... Some decisions reserved four-five years ago ... A two-year-old case gets a rapid fire burst of decision-making ... The backlog should be cleared in a couple more years ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Pre-election knee-jerk

    Government's rushed web-cleansing operation ... Failure to consult, the exception being News Corp ... Massive penalties for online "providers" of abhorrent material ... Vague and unsatisfactory law ... Moses issues tablets ... Powerless to stop terrorist atrocities but trying to stop people looking at them ... Janek Drevikovsky looks closely at the latest in the anti-terror arsenal   

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Wilde's Dieppe into despair

    Rupert Everett gives us the post-Newgate decay of Oscar Wilde ... Dieppe, Paris and Naples ... The Happy Prince, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... The tail end of a regrettable defamation action ... A rouge dabbed reminder of Death in Venice ... The not-so-gay final chapter of an Irish wit, complete with the famous wallpaper scene  

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