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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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    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 Michael Kirby (9)


    Shake, rattle and roll 

    Rose Bay real estate ... Brilliant suggestions for the High Court ... ICAC's special memories ... WCC appointment ... Knock About's liberal sprinkling of Gemmellisms

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    Guilty and/or Not Guilty

    Updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Cracked trials ... Last minute change of plea from guilty to not guilty ... Consequences for the financial interests of lawyers ... Judges know about lawyers' financially driven shenanigans, but they keep shtum ... Tulkinghorn on how the system is mulcted 

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    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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    A lustrous place in the sun

    The "rule of law" drum is repeatedly beaten as a way of reinforcing the great importance of lawyers and judges ... Yet, if the going got tough would lawyers, at risk to themselves, really stand-up for the rule of law? ... Or would they look the other way if faced with tyranny? ... Tulkinghorn provides an answer  

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    The ambivalence of friendship

    Michael Kirby's monarchist mates rarely lent a hand to help him during the great crises of his life ... Tony Abbott was a royalist chum, but did nothing to stop Heffernan's onslaught ... The High Court was paralysed ... Gleeson and Gaurdon shouting match over whether to support Kirby ... Review of impressive new biography, Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles

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    Tulk would hire Kirby at the Pearly Gates

    Michael Kirby swaps horses on our justice system ... When it operates, it operates very well ... How often might that be? ... Former High Court judge says there are not enough lawyers in politics ... Tulkinghorn thinks Kirby might have lost it

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    With great respect

    Warfare on the High Court ... McHugh and Kirbs go hammer and tongs on argument about "indefinite detention" for aliens ... Boys. Boys. That’s quite enough ... From Justinian's archive, September 15, 2004 ... Ouch 

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    Peasants and the monarchy

    David Flint's correspondence hacked ... Kirbs keeps his money to himself ... More media grumps to NSW Court of Appeal ... Federal Court judges go feral over ALJ assault ... Hulls tearing at the exquisite finery of the law ... High Court travel "splurge" ... From Justinian's archive, June 5, 2003 

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    Forty nine years ago ... 

    Move over Roddy Meagher, Michael Kirby is snapping at your heels ... From 1962 comes this attack in Honi Soit ... The brutality of student politicians ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Déjà Vu

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