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    "Like most, I have tried to be there for friends and family who are gay."  

    Former prime minister Tony Abbott, leading anti-marriage equality campaigner. Fairfax Media, September 13, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    The High Court walks down the aisle on postal appropriation ... The High Court hearings on the same-sex marriage postal survey ... The subjective state of Mathias Cormann's mind comes under the microscope ... Whether the advance to the finance minister was "urgent" and "unforeseen" ... Plaintiffs' and Commonwealth's arguments reviewed by Scott Young ... Read more ... 


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    Who killed Dr Kelly? ... Clarence Darrow and the vanishing art of advocacy … Doctors convinced David Kelly was murdered … Alex Mitchell files from what’s left of Fleet Street ... From Justinian's archive, July 20, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Monday
    Aug112014

    NT AG rejects bar's call for inquiry into political magistrate

    Can a judicial officer be involved in party politics? ... Yes, of course, but only in the Northern Territory where the usual proprieties are in a state of suspension ... Country Liberal Party beak kept-up political connections and activity while on the bench ... So what, says the AG - friend and ally of the Madge  

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    Friday
    Aug082014

    Brisbane notebook

    Judges bite back at criticisms from The Government Gazette ... Shane Doyle wins prize for most complicated high-dive at Knock-About's welcome ... Someone messing with the Cossack's air machine ... Lord Eldon calls for chiro help ... Bizarre attack on Fitzgerald and Margaret McMurdo ... Lawn Order Week 

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    Friday
    Aug012014

    Picking a small bone

    Barrister's silk application arrives 12 minutes after deadline ... Told by bar executive director that it will not be considered ... No "special circumstances" ... Correspondence ... Lawyers at ten paces  

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    Friday
    Aug012014

    Frontline reports 

    Rejigging Mrs Keddie's property portfolio ... Missing bits from 4 Corners cult report ... The Elf hones his advocacy as he steps into street brawls ... Bailed-up by Hatzistergos ... DFAT's fat-headed super-injunction 

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    Monday
    Jul282014

    Asylum seekers - where to next?

    Asylum Seekers and the legal process ... High-powered panel thrashs out complex issues that are likely still to come before the High Court ... Can the government hold people at sea? ... Maritime Powers Act in play ... Nina Ubaldi reports 

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    Monday
    Jul282014

    News from the QE11 Cauldron

    Knock About running onto the paddock ... Muir JA sends critical missive to Nudgee Old Boys ... CJ out of his league with civil work, now fresh blunder comes to light on sentencing ... Newman and the Conveyancer General try and mend fences with judges and lawyers ... Knock About on the speech circuit 

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    Tuesday
    Jul222014

    Court room calamities

    Solicitors struck down in the Defamation Court ... Who's going to replace Reg Blanch at the NSW Dizzo? ... Garry Neilson benched after pressure from AG ... Knock About Carmody seeking speech-writing skills ... Daphnis lost west of Winton 

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    Monday
    Jul212014

    The guano flies as rule of law abused in client states 

    Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Judicial independence sacrificed for border security ... Client states pay the price ... Kate Lilly & R. Ackland report 

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    Friday
    Jul182014

    The political stitch-up of David Hicks

    UPDATE ... David Hicks, demonised by the Howard government, pleaded guilty to a charge unknown to the law of war ... US appeals court says there is no such war crime as "material support for terrorism" ... Where does that leave the over-blown attacks on Hicks by Howard, his ministers and hacks from the Murdoch press? 

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    Tuesday
    Jul152014

    Hicks: war crime missing in action

    Howard's terrorist pin-up boy David Hicks convicted of a war crime that doesn't exist ... DC Circuit Court of Appeals finds "material support for terrorism" is not a war crime ... Hicks' conviction likely to be quashed ... Bullied into a plea deal by the Bush and Howard governments in 2007 ... Soapy Brandis looking more than usually idiotic ... Miscarriage of justice 

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    Friday
    Jul112014

    God's little helpers

    Sacrilege - Neil McPhee Room used for VicBar god bothering ... Fr Lucas splashes holy water on lawyers after being told to step down ... Peter Fox supporters point to adverse findings against commissioner ... Phillip Street divorce papers served

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    Friday
    Jul112014

    Landmark judgments

    Big Jim Byrne's litigation funding caper with a 25 percent commission ... Divorcee in unsuccessful struggle to unwind funding deal ... Roger Rogerson plays a starring role as a "mediator" ... Also, a tedious dispute about the cost of transcribing file notes ... "Bordering on the unseemly" ... Reports from courtside

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    Wednesday
    Jul092014

    Speculations from The Map

    It's Erich's say so ... Flags half-mast ... Who'll be Tasmania's new governor? ... Where to for Lieutenant Governor Mr Squiggle? ... Solicitor General's job goes begging ... What now for the Ellis appeal? 

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    Tuesday
    Jul082014

    Step outside 

    Appointment of CLP aligned top-end magistrate ... Furious row over appointment at NT estimates committee ... Attorney General questioned about his role in the selection of a friend and benefactor ... Water, water (not everywhere) ... Tales from the Top End with Buffalo Bruce 

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    Monday
    Jul072014

    National roundup from the Bureau de Spank

    Advocates immunity spreads its wings ... Pressuring client to settle found to be justified ... Perth lawyer claims a vendetta by the complaints committee ... Unexpectedly borrowing at 60 percent interest ... Paper shuffling at bar ethics exam ... The subjective test for recklessness ... Bureau de Spank ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Thursday
    Jul032014

    Neville Wran's shadow

    Round 97 of the Waterhouse stoush ... Scion of horse-racing and gambling dynasty makes allegations of judge fixing ... NSW Supreme Court respectfully disagrees ... University of Sydney settles Kim Walker case ... Alex Mitchell at-large 

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    Wednesday
    Jul022014

    End of term

    Supreme Court lets God into the Affordable Care Act ... And strikes down certain compulsory union dues ... At last - a Guantánamo detainee charged with a genuine war crime ... Obama's Taliban prisoner swap ... Whatever you do, don't shoot at an American in a war ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Friday
    Jun272014

    Law morsels

    Victoria's preferred style for noting silken appearances ... High quality exotic entertainment in Adelaide ... Telegraph v Slipper ... Royal Commission to put DPPs in the box ... Dyse distracted ... Soapy sooling s.18C onto the ABC 

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    Thursday
    Jun262014

    The story of Timbo and the Paste Pot

    Calamity Carmody ... Confidence in his cogency found wanting ... Error ridden judgments ... Heavy on the glue ... Wrong citations ... Cockeyed reasoning ... This is the government's idea of a "fine legal mind" ... Headmaster's report card 

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    Tuesday
    Jun242014

    Show and tell

    Disclosure in the Eastman case ... Martin report finds significant amount of material not disclosed by the prosecution to the defence ... Disputes among expert witnesses ... Failure to disclose found to be inadvertent ... Nonetheless, there was a denial of procedural fairness 

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