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    Tom Domican, "colourful" Sydney identity, who provided security services to a Kings Cross drug dealer, after settling for $100,000 his defamation case against nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim and Pan Macmillan. September 13, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Entries in Bar Association of Queensland (15)

    Sunday
    Sep072014

    Snakes alive

    Carmody fallout ... QC time at the Cauldron ... Politburo member disappears ... Maley fallout ... NT gets inquiry into appointment of judges and magistrates ... Pro bono advice under attack 

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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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    Sunday
    Jun222014

    Carmody of Errors

    Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    The politicisation of the Chief Justice ... Divisions deepen ... Lord Eldon's straddle ... Fresh round-up of The Carmody Capers ... From our Brisbane field agents 

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    Friday
    Jun132014

    Brisbane seething with possibilities 

    Queensland bar president Peter Davis resigns citing lack of integrity in the process surrounding the appointment of Tim Carmody as CJ ... Carmody seeking support from the judges ... Bar threatened and confidences leaked 

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    Thursday
    Jun122014

    Timbo on top

    Tim Carmody - Queensland's top dog of justice ... Fast track to chief justiceship ... Government anoints favourite cheer leader ... Triumph of the toadies ... Pineapple Pol reports 

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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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    Tuesday
    Dec102013

    Not quite gelling

    Tightening the screws on prisoners ... Qld bar speaking from both sides of its mouth ... Dale gets Clutz to cough-up costs ... More bullying ... Handy loopholes in new solicitors' conduct rules 

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    Friday
    Nov292013

    Wax works

    Barbs from Brisneyland ... Fiery Qld bar AGM ... Calls for bar leadership to extract their noses from the government's rear ... Courier-Mail gets ticked-off ... Where was the AG when Gorgeous George Fryberg was having his swan song? 

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    Friday
    Nov222013

    Dance of the sugar plum fairy

    Anti-gay rant from barrister ... Upsetting bar election results ... The Page Boy to receive a good talking-to ... Bar's monopoly fees for readers ... Jarrod Bleijie is dancing rings around No Waves 

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    Tuesday
    Nov052013

    Pineapple Pol

    Updated on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Vroom, Vroom ... Qld magistrates go on red alert for bikie menace ... Court of Appeal to decide on separation of powers ... Or will appeal judges do "what the community wants"? 

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    Wednesday
    May152013

    Queue See

    Qld gazettes arrangements for converting from senior counsel to queens' counsel ... Marketing ploy in a desperately needy climate ... Melbourne SC still pressing for the queens' counsel option while fighting off attacks on the "imponderables" of selection ... Warning: original notion of the QC had little to do with higher fees  

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    Monday
    Nov262012

    Waves hit the Queensland bar 

    Queensland bar 'n' grill gets new CEO after centuries of rule by Dan O'Connor ... Selection system raises the question - who does run the bar? ... Tectonic shifts as foreigners invade the turf ... Re-minting of QCs as part of new marketing push 

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    Tuesday
    Sep042012

    Hands up for silk in Queensland

    Thirty seven hopefuls from the Qld bar have applied for silk ... Including as many as five women ... Aspirations on display

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    Wednesday
    Jun132012

    A mere trifle

    Queensland QCs arm twisting republican SCs ... Too many barristerial layers ... Sacking of 'staves spreads to the Dizzo ... Judges need to sharpen their writing if they criticise wordy affidavits ... Memories of Michael Lawler on the 12th floor Wentworth-Selborne ... Law Society president's divorce driven charity drive 

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    Wednesday
    Jun062012

    Putting the Queen back into Queensland 

    Long may she reign over us ... Down with SCs ... Queens Counsel make a happy and glorious return to the Queensland Bar … Tory AG and bar hatch exciting plan to turn back the clock … Jubilee celebrations send bar boys troppo 

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