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    "... by statutory declaration you can now change your sex. So ... if you like to go into women's lavatories and rape women you can now say I'm a woman." 

    "Professor" David Flint describing the "slippery slope" should same sex marriage be legalised. 2GB, August 9, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Friday
    Nov282014

    PIC picks on punters

    Adverse findings against a close friend of crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen ... NSW Police Integrity Commission recommends fraud charges against professional punter Steve Fletcher and police engaged in betting scam ... Contradictory statements about the depth and meaning of Cunneen and Fletcher's relationship ... Kate Lilly reporting

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    Thursday
    Nov272014

    It's raining on Yarraside's silks parade 

    The future of Vic Bar's two-step QC scheme is riding on the outcome of Saturday's election ... Ambition to switch from SC to QC likely to be thwarted if Labor is returned to government ... Intriguing possibilities 

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    Wednesday
    Nov262014

    Bathurst CJ - questions and answers

    Interview with NSW chief justice Tom Bathurst ... A glass of water for the shock jocks ... CJ's thoughts about QCs and SCs, a tort for serious invasions of privacy, a Bill of Rights and electronic courts ... Addressing the costs of litigation ... Judicial diversity ... Confidence in the judiciary 

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    Friday
    Nov212014

    Carmody watch

    Brisbane field agents keep an eye on the work of the learned Chief Justice of Queensland ... Knock About's sentencing error ... Blunders in contract land ... No complaints from lawyers, who are kept furiously busy with stay applications 

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    Friday
    Nov212014

    Shake, rattle and roll 

    Rose Bay real estate ... Brilliant suggestions for the High Court ... ICAC's special memories ... WCC appointment ... Knock About's liberal sprinkling of Gemmellisms

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    Thursday
    Nov202014

    Cunneen - latest round

    Margaret Cunneen's appeal ... "Is it a public flogging? Is it a show trial?" ... Court of Appeal reserves on whether ICAC can proceed to investigate deputy senior crown prosecutor for allegedly perverting the course of justice ... Nina Ubaldi reports from ringside 

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    Wednesday
    Nov192014

    Letter from the Map

    Ellis hanging on for pre-Christmas appeal decision ... Law Society misses out on seminar bonanza ... Solicitor involved in toilet scuffle now on trial for tickling the till ... The Map of Tasmania 

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    Friday
    Nov142014

    Bar council royalists collapse

    Updated on Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Royalist faction fails to consolidate electoral gains ... Fracture and isolation ... Wiser heads prevail as youngsters fail the chook raffle test ... Meanwhile, QCs saddle-up at VicBar 

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    Friday
    Nov142014

    Excuses, excuses

    Nifty Legal Aid scam sees WA solicitor thrown off the jam roll ... Sneaky website directed legal aid applicants straight to Perth law shop ... Also, Queensland solicitor survives a failure to declare income to the ATO and Centrelink ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Thursday
    Nov132014

    Dire consequences

    The fallout from the Supreme Court's "money talks" theory of participatory democracy ... US Supremes give green light to states' marriage equality laws ... Prosecuting a non-war crime with no connection to the US ... Senate report on CIA torture soon to be buried ... Useful revelations from presidential libraries ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    No breach of the fortress 

    Calls for ICAC to be closed down or for its hearings it be held in secret found no support in the NSW Supreme Court ... The anti-corruption body is looking stronger than ever ... Round One in Cunneen v ICAC 

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    Monday
    Nov102014

    Visigoths invade the temple

    Inner sanctum woes ... Turmoil in the street of shame ... Tricoteuse at the guillotine ... Disquiet over NSW bar election outcome ... Bar-Bar 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Cunneen v ICAC - hold tight

    Judge says he'll deliver judgment on Monday ... Declarations sought by crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen that ICAC is acting beyond power ... Corruption commission agrees to delay public hearing into allegations till Tuesday

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Silent investor 

    NSW bar mum about its money ... Has it got ethical investments? ... Men are not necessary as Law Society elections send city solicitors into the reject bin ... Warnings for NT barristers not to be "cowards" prompts snippy reactions 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Rise of the bunyip silks 

    NSW bar elections sees pro-QC ticket romp home to take a majority on the council ... Bloodbath pending on the executive ... Members rally around pro-QC Cunneen ... Future looks uncertain as vanity triumphs 

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    Monday
    Nov032014

    Another round to Chris Dale

    Action against Clayton Utz over dismissal of a partner ... Another procedural victory for plaintiff Chris Dale ... Now onto the main game ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Monday
    Nov032014

    Mother love 

    ICAC's Operation Hale ... Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen in the frame for allegedly perverting the course of justice ... Perplexing factual issues ... Claim of "malicious complaint" 

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    Monday
    Oct272014

    Self-promotion

    Academics scramble to peddle influence with High Court judges ... Government seeks new role for s.18C ... Twenty-one years later, the cheque arrives ... Would you eat at a cafe owned by a Cabinet minister? 

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    Monday
    Oct272014

    The Restoration 

    Pro-QC ticket running candidates for NSW bar council election ... Move to capture control of bar and restore full plumage for silks ... Self-basting ... Terrible craving for monarchical accessories ... Public interest missing in action 

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    Thursday
    Oct232014

    The Whitlam era's landmark law reform achievements

    The law and the Whitlam government's reforms ... A welter of changes and improvements ... Dragging Australia into the modern era ... Hostilities aplenty 

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