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The "sleek kangaroo" of Bangalow ... He thought it was romance ... She believed it was sexual harassment ... Sal Vasta gets to work on law firm principal's over-wrought advances ... $170,000 awarded to female solicitor trapped at Bangelow law shop with predatory pest ... Read more ... 

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Ming the Merciless ... Menzies: The Art of Politics ... Placing material success at the centre of things ... Vision of a bigger future goes missing ... Egon Kisch, H.V. Evatt, Petrov ... Politics of Australia and the sad state of now ... Procrustes ferments ... Read more ... 



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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 ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Love of the French ... Distress that Australia's great wine commentator and educator celebrated his birthday with a selection of French wines ... What's wrong with local wines for a well-deserved celebratory toast? ... Gabriel Wendler stirs up a storm in a wine glass ... Read more ... 

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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 Jarrod Bleijie (5)


    Carmody rising

    The stage is set for Queensland government's favoured bovver boy of the bench to be legged-up to CJ ... Deep soundings with the bar and QLS ... "No criticism" undertakings have been extracted by the Conveyancer General ... Cossack says Tim Carmody is unsuitable to lead the judiciary ... Bar as good as endorses chief magistrate for CJ 

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    Never cross a Cossack

    Recently resigned Solicitor General Walter Sofronoff says Queensland Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie is unfit for office ... He cannot be trusted to maintain confidences so he cannot fulfil his duty as attorney general ... Bombshell letter 

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    Stacking the deck 

    Payback time in Queensland ... Attorney General's scheme to get criminal appeal judges of the right flavour ... Splitting the Court of Appeal ... Sidelining Margaret McMurdo ... Nothing very subtle here 

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    High Court goes down the primrose path

    Where else but Queensland? ... The monarchist puppy disguised as an attorney general ... QCs ... Why not do it properly and bring back serjeants-at-law, coifs and heraldic devices? ... Plus, the High Court leaves us ever more exposed to executive action, without a shield ... Procrustes on his high horse  

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    Hiding under rocks 

    Qld AG insists there's no rape of teenagers in Pineapple Land jails ... Silk's daily rate for the crown ... Canberra firm fails in early round to squelch picketing client's Mum ... Justice Bromberg's vital statistics 

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