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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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    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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    Entries in Dyson Heydon (14)

    Friday
    Aug152014

    The sound of one man bowing

    Solo bows ceremony grips Molonglo Supremes ... Press releases flowing from the QE11 Cauldron ... Slater & Gordon minting it as acquisitions pile up 

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    Saturday
    Feb152014

    Spotlighting with Dyse

    Dyson Heydon, a clever troglodyte, handed the spotlight by the Addams family ... Extraordinary powers to explore anything and anyone ... Recalling some of Dyse's finest historical and literary flourishes 

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    Tuesday
    May212013

    Nineteenth century man

    Dyson Heydon's top 10 books of the nineteenth century … From Memoires d'Outre Tombe to The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian … Dyse's faves from a golden time 

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    Friday
    Feb012013

    The rich tapestry of the law

    New-Old life for Dyse ... Allens' former senior partner's breast-taking moment ... The ineffectiveness of suppression orders in the internet age ... Private equity fund gobbles Lawyers Fortnightly ... Torturous 14 year grind by the SA Bureau de Spank 

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    Thursday
    Jan242013

    The show must go on

    A post-Dysian world ... Justice Peter Young shows the way ... Veil piercing ... The slipperiness of legislative intention ... "Purpose" is the empty vessel into which judges can pour their own meaning ... Procrustes takes his pills 

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    Tuesday
    Nov202012

    Sex and death

    Shades of a torrid time in Townsville ... Media inquiries about Dyse ... Competition for Kirbs ... Slater & Gordon's referral fees ... How Queensland dropped out of the national profession reforms 

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    Sunday
    Nov112012

    Advice from the lower deck

    Combative words ... Canberra beak objects to florid phrases from Dyson Heydon ... Debasing respect for the judicial process ... Lessons in language 

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    Wednesday
    Sep052012

    Cites from Dyse

    Dyson Heydon weaves his magic in two of the latest decisions from on High ... Patel and Zentai ... Plus, Proscrustes delves into his clipping file to fish out more on the cosy relationship between Pel-Air and the government ... History of crashing aeroplanes  

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    Friday
    Jun292012

    Two dangling plums

    How far ahead can the government lock-in High Court appointments? ... Why is Soapy Brandis so unbearably smug? ... How do we solve the problem of refugee boats? ... Procrustes asks ... And answers 

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    Wednesday
    Jun062012

    James Hardie and the rule of law brigade

    The Rule of Law Institute had been rooting for upholding the NSW Court of Appeal's decision in the James Hardie directors' case ... Fortunately, the High Court had better ideas about the rule of law ... Strange connections ... Dyse Heydon's comprehensive skewering 

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    Tuesday
    May292012

    Apres nous le deluge?

    Change is in the air ... Abel Magwitch contemplates the forthcoming reconfiguration of the High Court ... A plea that the NSW and Victorian bars not be overlooked ... Doctrinal questions in play just as Gummow and Heydon are needed 

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    Friday
    Nov182011

    The history boy

    High Court judges love the adornment of historical learning ... Dyse leads the way ... History-laden scornful asides ... Even an assault on the Vic AG for daring to introduce his human rights legislation ... Procrustes delves into the separation of criticisms 

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    Friday
    Jul082011

    R.(I).P. Meagher

    St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney chocker with mourners at Roddy Meagher's funeral mass ... Dyce raced through the eulogy, but everything else took a very long time ... I'm just a soul whose intentions are good ... Oh Lord don't let me be misunderstood ... Notes from the Pelladium 

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    Friday
    Feb132004

    The dicing of Heydon's job application

    It's Déjà Vu all over again ... Justinian discovers the full text of Dyson Heydon’s famous Quadrant speech ... Juiciest parts chopped from the published version ... Here are the bits where Dyce pokes his tongue out at his least favourite judges ... From Justinian's archive, February 2004 

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