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    "Sydney is such a strange place. The only place in the world where they have so many parks. Everywhere, national parks. They are only good for snakes." 

    Harry Triguboff, the boss of Meriton, builder of cheap and ugly apartment buildings, complaining that parks are an impediment to property developers. The Wentworth Courier, May 29, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Love of the French ... Distress that Australia's great wine commentator and educator celebrated his birthday with a selection of French wines ... What's wrong with local wines for a well-deserved celebratory toast? ... Gabriel Wendler stirs up a storm in a wine glass ... Read more ... 


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    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Friday
    May022014

    Crown Prosecutor birched by CCA

    Margaret Cunneen's conduct as crown prosecutor in a murder trial resulted in a miscarriage of justice ... CCA reasons suppressed for 11 months ... Crown Prosecutor and Special Commissioner into Newcastle child sexual abuse ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Friday
    May022014

    Kerry - Not Stoked

    No proceeds of crime for Corby ... Solicitor for Channel 7 gets nice little grovel from AFP commissioner ... No injunction or suppression orders for Kerry Stokes or his lawyer in defamation proceedings ... Blogger blowout 

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    Wednesday
    Apr302014

    One party state

    Updated on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    While NSW's ICAC hoses out the Augean Stables, in Queensland the Newmanites are extracting teeth from the Crime and Misconduct Commission ... The ethically compromised parliamentary ethics committee ... Redacted submission ... The Levy clause ... Barrister Alex McKean reports 

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    Tuesday
    Apr292014

    The hacking trial - watching paint dry

    Jury service must come first, even if you lose your job ... Leverhulme at the hacking trial ... Court 12 at the Old Bailey, with the tapping of laptops ... A slow, colourless hour ... Japes aplenty in Dearest Jane, from racing writer Roger Mortimer 

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    Friday
    Apr252014

    Money speech

    US Supremes deregulate campaign funding and redefine corruption ... First Amendment to move into corporate religious liberty ... Remembering Ambassador Robert McCallum ... Senate and CIA clash over pending report into torture and black hole prisons ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch

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    Wednesday
    Apr232014

    The men from Colin Biggers & Paisley

    Colin Biggers & Paisley has spent plenty of time getting acquainted with the ICAC ... Law firm by appointment to the Obeids ... Former managing partner Nick Di Girolamo is the hottest potato around town ... Transcript heaven 

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    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    Hazzard ahead

    Baird reshuffle sees Liberal Party bovver boy as the NSW attorney general ... Brad Hazzard is a battle hardened survivor of the Bearbit ... Greg Smith fell out with his Catholic right wing faction over mandatory sentencing ... Alex Mitchell reports from Macquarie Street ... Plus, the case of the kindly solicitor and the lonely widow 

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    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    Litigation's artful delays

    Lawyers and the complexity of litigation ... Delay as a defence tactic ... Access to justice includes preventing access to justice ... Reprising the Flower & Hart saga with starring role by Ian Callinan QC ... Abuse of process ... Queensland CJ declined to intervene ... Tulkinghorn on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    The Priestley Seven

    NSW bar committee split on the QC question ... Unable to advise bar council on whether to ask the AG to restore briefs' favourite royal bauble ... Most submissions from members in favour of QC ... Bar brass remain opposed ... What next? 

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Email from Willy

    Willy Alstergren says new QCs can pick-up their letters patent from the Vic Bar office on April 23 ... Discount framing available ... Here's his latest missive to SCs clamouring for the royal bauble ... Too much excitement, so never mind the grammar 

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    Monday
    Apr142014

    It's a date

    Big day announced for Yarraside Queens ... Barrister instructs ICAC on important differences between Greeks and Hellenes ... Shady debt and mortgage entrepreneur caught by party snaps ... Modest wedding preparations for a humble London solicitor 

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    Monday
    Apr142014

    Northern notes

    Queensland's royal baubles ... Peter Dunning "born and bred in Queensland" ... No Waves washes-up on the Supremes ... Omit "chairperson" insert "chairman" ... Timbo sees a bigger role for judicial registrars ... Pat Keane says government attacks on bar are "ridiculous" ... Pineapple Pol reports 

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    Friday
    Apr112014

    Economists want greater productivity from lawyers

    Unbundling lawyers from the law ... Wider disciplinary powers ... Contingency fees ... ASIC to regulate litigation funders ... Legal aid redesigned on a demographic needs basis ... More technology ... Kate Lilly extracts the essence from the Productivity Commission's draft access to justice report 

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    Thursday
    Apr102014

    Obituary - Jack Grahame

    Jack Grahame, solicitor and tax rorter ... RIP ... Grahame led a group of Labor stalwarts who took millions out of the revenue with a dodgy sales tax avoidance scheme ... Strangely, he resented criticism of his conduct ... Tax manipulation can bring out the nasty side in people 

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    Thursday
    Apr032014

    Moving legal infallibility down the chain

    Further destabilisation and corrosion proposed for Queensland court system ... Chief Magistrate wants to limit appeals from his court ... Submission to parliamentary committee to amend the Justices Act ... Saving money ... "Freeing-up" the District Court

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    Tuesday
    Apr012014

    Counsel Assisting wipe the floor 

    Counsel assisting Dyse ... Allsop in the gossip pages ... The Australian passes-off barrister's learned article on the RDA ... Tim Ellis and all Tasmania wait for verdict in driving case ... The "smart arse" tactic ... Queen Anne is dead, long-live coloured robes ... Flying Malaysian Airlines 

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    Monday
    Mar312014

    Bigot Watch

    Soapy on the free speech balustrades ... 100 flowers to bloom ... No Coalition unity ticket on amendments to Racial Discrimination Act ... AG's unique understanding of "public discussion" ... Anti-Muslin groups rally in support ... Is this a bad dream? 

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    Wednesday
    Mar262014

    Lawyers squirming in the box

    No flies on Royal Commissioner Peter McClellan ... Searing examination of Catholic Church lawyers ... The Ellis case - defence at any cost ... Litigation and ethics ... Telling transcript ... The Cardinal regrets 

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    Monday
    Mar242014

    Never cross a Cossack

    Recently resigned Solicitor General Walter Sofronoff says Queensland Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie is unfit for office ... He cannot be trusted to maintain confidences so he cannot fulfil his duty as attorney general ... Bombshell letter 

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    Sunday
    Mar162014

    Straining credulity

    Barrister gives "unbelievable, incredible" evidence about attending to a client being interviewed by the police ... Is the NSW bar n grill looking into this? ... Where's the OLSC? 

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