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    "[Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests] volunteered that they felt at peace with themselves after being listened to by Peter O'Callaghan. As Commissioner, Peter achieved a unique thing – in [Václav] Havel's words he helped countless people 'orient their spirit' and gave them the certainty that their lives made sense Peter gave them hope just as it is described by Havel."

    Former High Court judge Susan Crennan at the unveiling of the portrait of Melbourne barrister Peter O'Callagan QC who ran Archbishop Pell's Melbourne Response to sexual abuse by priests. The Royal Commission reported that he failed to report criminal offences to the police. September 26, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Entries in Fit & Proper (3)

    Thursday
    Dec182014

    Conduct unbecoming

    Conviction for sexual assault means barrister is not fit and proper ... Insistence on innocence only made things worse ... Behaviour unconnected with work as a barrister ... Dignity of the bar ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Oct262012

    Bureau de Spank spanked

    VCAT mucks-up determination of penalty for bankrupt Melbourne barrister who got into bother with his tax ... The extent to which the purchase of "small luxuries" is relevant ... How deep does one's head have to be in the sand ... Twilight years at the bar ... The role of "sympathy" in dishing out a penalty ... Other vexing questions 

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    Tuesday
    Jan242012

    All fit and proper at LawCover

    Leading personal injury solicitor appointed to board of NSW LawCover ... Untested allegations of professional misconduct hang in the air ... APRA's fit and proper guidelines for directors of insurance companies ... Finding of "serious neglect" ... Implications for policyholders 

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