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    "There have been no cuts to payments to Community Legal Centres by the Commonwealth Government." 

    Attorney General George Brandis in a speech to the Bar Association of Queensland, March 25, 2017. 

    "The government will commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years for Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services." 

    Attorney General George Brandis announcing the refunding of the cuts that had never happened, April 24, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Entries in Barristers (9)

    Saturday
    Sep132014

    Courtside notebook

    The days when graduates could go straight to the bar are over ... WA CJ says Perth law firm would not prefer its own interests in liquidation dispute ... Wayne's law ... Kate Lilly courtside 

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    Tuesday
    Sep092014

    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 

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    Monday
    Mar182013

    Two sorts of fusion

    The fusion that dares not speak its name ... How many lawyers does it take ...? ... Solicitors and barristers - differences ... Supreme Court decisions on legal aid rulings in Victoria show the extent of the barristers-judges fusion ... Tulkinghorn explains 

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    Tuesday
    Oct302012

    Nash gnashed 

    Experienced NSW criminal barrister caught in property development catastrophe … Misleading evidence to Dizzo proceedings brought to retrieve money … Professional misconduct … More despair from the Bureau de Spank 

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    Friday
    Apr272012

    Taxing times

    Ancient warrior of the bar in tax man's sights … ATO wants blood from former bar councillor and ethics man … Dismay on Palm Plaza 

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    Friday
    Mar092012

    Have your questions developed a steady rhythm?

    Transcript of proceedings foreshadows life under the new Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates ... Barristers required to meet competency standards ... Assessment panels and judicial evaluation ... The future has arrived ... Leverhulme's London Calling   

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    Tuesday
    Mar012011

    Great legal affairs stuff-up at The Oz

    Famous silks enraged by sudden demotion to low-rank "leading juniors" in The Australian/Chambers legal ratings ... Newspaper's lavish boast ... Egg on face difficult to remove

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    Monday
    Sep202010

    Lawyers, guns and wildlife

    Map of Tasmania ... Huge damages threatened against police for refusal to allow famous Tasmanian barrister to shoot animals from his Porsche ... Excrement on golf course fairways ... Native hens don't scare easily - they will need to be shot

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    Friday
    Dec152006

    Forget Senior Counsel, let's try "Super Lawyer"

    New Jersey tried to stamp-out out “self-aggrandising” titles such as “Super Lawyer”. Actually the “Super Lawyer” selection process was superior to those that are used here to appoint new Senior Counsel

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