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    "What we are attempting to achieve here is not the abolition of any court, but the merging of two courts ... so we can get the best practice consistently applied to all family law matters ..."

    Attorney General Christian Porter on his federal courts reform, which will see an end to the Family Court of Australia and a Federal Circuit Court approach to all family law cases. The Australian, August 17, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Entries in George Brandis (17)

    Wednesday
    Dec242014

    Hey, it's Christmas 

    Swearing out ... Knock About looked like a sad sack at Muir's farewell ... Appointments with echoes of Bjelke era ... Witness coaching 

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    Thursday
    Dec042014

    Stinging Nettle among the thistles

    Geoffrey Nettle, hero of Yarraside, goes to the High Court ... Government turns tame ... Soapy's soft spot ... Big chance for Marty Pakula ... Rustling through the archives ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports 

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    Monday
    Jun092014

    When NO means YES

    Senate estimates hearings ... The pedantic mind of Soapy Brandis ... Freedom Boy has the floor ... Drafty exposure ... Polly Peck reports ring side at senate estimates 

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    Friday
    May232014

    Hocking the budget

    Essential programs slashed and burnt in Hockey budget - including Bret Walker's job ... Here comes Mega-Trib ... Fancy bookshelves ruled out-of-order for Chinese judges ... How to get a remedy against an indigent blogger  

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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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    Tuesday
    Feb182014

    Fresh horrors 

    NSW QCs - attorney general Smith speaks ... Big law shop getting into the law news and reporting business ... Soapy making mischief at the Human Rights Commission 

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    Tuesday
    Feb182014

    Dear Editor 

    Letters to the papers from David Flint, Senator Soapy Brandis and Bob (Plain Nut) Carr ... What are they on about? ... Strange missives  

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    Monday
    Dec092013

    Brandis' secret scheme to stop the presses

    Brandis watch ... Uncomfortable straddle on free speech ... Where was Soapy when the "F*** Tony Abbott" T-shirts were being marched off campus ... The attorney general's forgotten "back door" scheme to injunct the media

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    Monday
    Oct142013

    Soapy Watch 

    New AG to protect judges from free speech attacks ... Silence on announcements should not detract from exciting policy initiatives ... Polly Peck reports 

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    Wednesday
    Oct022013

    By George

    A rorters catalogue ... RIP "Sir" Arthur George ... Soapy George Brandis and his slippery expense claims ... Wedding business and a sense of entitlement ... New attorney general crippled at the start

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    Tuesday
    Sep032013

    George cares

    Election that takes us nowhere ... Legal aid only encourages the poor to be "extremely litigious" ... Removing government funded advice for "queue jumpers" ... Coalition seeking to shaft the Constitution ... Procrustes issues a pent-up moan

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    Tuesday
    Aug272013

    Polly wolly doodle all the day

    Lib-Lab ... Your nutshell guide to law and justice policies ... Dreyfus and Brandis hammer and tongs at the "great legal debate" ... Snoresville with flourishes 

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    Monday
    Jun172013

    High Court shuffle

    Not only will the treasury benches be rejigged after September 14, so too will the High Court ... Soapy Brandis' vanity bauble ... Legal outsourcing in Van Diemen's Land ... Homework for litigants ... Love at the Lubyanka ... Stand-off between Wayne's World and the WA AG ... Oz legal affairs section wilting ... Meritorious appointment caught-up in Pearce attack ... Courts discuss social media policy, but keep the twitterers at bay 

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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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    Friday
    May202011

    Carr and Brandis talk constitutional talk

    New constitutional reform unit at Uni of Sydney ... Indigenous recognition, the role of state governments, and local government all on the agenda ... Constitutional trogs Bob Carr and George Brandis part of the launch line-up ... Our man with a notebook was there for the ribbon-cutting

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    Wednesday
    Mar162011

    Brandis blows hard on proceeds of crime

    Soapy Brandis still nagging about David Hicks ... The shadow AG's big policy gesture: confiscate the proceeds of Hicks' book ... It is far from clear that this is possible

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    Thursday
    Aug122010

    When Soapy came to town

    From Justinian's archive ... It's August 12, 2010, nine days before the federal election ... Soapy Brandis is being hosted at Beppis by a bevvy of Sydney silks ... Law 'n' Justice policies thin on the ground ... Strange issues emerge in the campaign for Wentworth ... Here we go again ... Insight into the barrenness of the upcoming 2013 poll 

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