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    Tom Domican, "colourful" Sydney identity, who provided security services to a Kings Cross drug dealer, after settling for $100,000 his defamation case against nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim and Pan Macmillan. September 13, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Entries in Judicial independence (4)

    Wednesday
    Aug272014

    Madge Maley: waiting for the other shoe to drop 

    Darwin seething with suggestions as to why Peter Maley quit the bench ... Stout defence of the compromised magistrate by the CLP government came to nothing ... More to come ... Reptiles pose a list of questions to the stricken beak 

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    Monday
    Jul212014

    The guano flies as rule of law abused in client states 

    Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Judicial independence sacrificed for border security ... Client states pay the price ... Kate Lilly & R. Ackland report 

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    Wednesday
    Mar232011

    Judicial impartiality

    Barry Lane takes issues with Marilyn Warren CJ ... By being a member of VicBar and openingly spruiking its cause the CJ might be getting up the nose of the bar's competitors ... It's mostly about self-interest and repelling boarders

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    Monday
    Jun212010

    Seeing the emperor's new clothes

    The study of law is rather like the study of theology … Waffly concepts abound – like “judicial independence” ... Tulkinghorn argues that law schools have about as much place in a modern university as schools of fencing or dancing

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