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For whom the Bell tolls ... A long time ago in a city far away, Alan Bond built an empire based on borrowed money ... Bell Group litigation still keeping an army of lawyers well fed in the top paddock ... History of a corporate calamity and a lawyers' bonanza ... 19 years later where are we? ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Adelaide's QC rupture ... South Australian bar and CJ at loggerheads on new queenies ... Judges opposed to appointment of new QCs ... Adoption of the Victorian model ... Court likely not to participate in the selection process ... "Political silks" ... Read more ... 

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    "That seems to be the only thing that drives them. Getting hold of power, to wield it." 

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the Labor Party. March 4, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Too much mush ... James Baldwin doused in a layer of syrup ... US justice ... Where's Atticus Finch when you need him? ... Black lives, white injustice ... Miss Lumière reviews If Beale Street Could Talk ... Read more ... 


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    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 ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Mar142019

    For whom the Bell tolls

    A long time ago in a city far away, Alan Bond built an empire based on borrowed money ... Bell Group litigation still keeping an army of lawyers well fed in the top paddock ... History of a corporate calamity and a lawyers' bonanza ... 19 years later where are we? ... Theodora explains 

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    Thursday
    Mar142019

    England carried off on a stretcher

    What lessons can we learn from Brexit and do we care? ... Letting the public decide ... The great swindle of plebiscites ... Back to Little England and Wogs at Calais ... Brits saw their identity quite differently to the Continentals ... Simon Schama brings Richard Cobden back to life ... Procrustes tells us what went wrong 

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    Wednesday
    Mar132019

    A light sprinkle of good news

    The search for Trump's worst cabinet member ... Environmental plunder ... Court stacking under Mitch McConnell ... Rupert Murdoch's Fox News props-up Trump's Roman circus ... Yet, amid the debauchery there are tiny rays of hope ... Some significant decisions from a stacked SCOTUS ... And women out west take control of state legislatures ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Judge shoots a few people on his way out the door

    Justice Peter Murphy resigned from the Family Court on Friday ... An incendiary farewell speech ... Barbed comments about political appointments and courts as the "playthings of governments" ... Gutless, unnamed judges rebuked for attacks on the appeal division ... Two Wigs Willy and Pascoe "should hang their heads in shame" ... The farce of "reform" ... Murphy's speech in full 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Your money at work

    NSW pre-election administrative review ... Expenditure on new "working models" for courts ... Coroners stiffed by stringent funding ... Law & Justice Foundation grants program gets politicised ... Janek Drevikovsky reporting from the Bear Pit 

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    Friday
    Mar082019

    Dietrich still alive and kicking

    The money spigot turned off ... Legal Aid comes to the party after Supreme Court temporarily halts the Family Court bomber trial ... Available dollars all spent before the massive trial began ... Puzzle over transfer of property to accused's wife ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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    Friday
    Mar082019

    Adelaide's QC rupture

    South Australian bar and CJ at loggerheads on new queenies ... Judges opposed to appointment of new QCs ... Adoption of the Victorian model ... Court likely not to participate in the selection process ... Unilateral government appointment of QCs ... "Political silks" 

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    Thursday
    Mar072019

    Letter from Sal

    Hello Everyone ... Sal Vasta writes to the judges of the FCC ... Two Wigs Willy is back ... Sal steps down as acting chief judge ... Sense of duty and service ... Court in a sorry state, but don't despair ... Work ethic of the Full Family Court ... "Bombardment" of criticism, some of it gratuitous ... Darkest of times ... Sal slowing down 

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    Friday
    Mar012019

    AAT selections with Liberal gold star ratings

    Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ... System of preferment and patronage ... The Christian Porter's stack is the most audacious in living memory ... Merit missing in action ... Party hacks come home to roost ... Where's Tubby Callinan's report? ... Janek Drevikovsky goes through the list, name by name 

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