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    "When you look at some of the judgments that are made, the sentences that are handed down it's always interesting to go back and look at the appointment of the particular Labor government of the day. Anyway, it's a frustration we live with." 

    Immigration minister Peter Dutton taking "particular aim", without supplying any evidence, at Justice Duncan Kerr, outgoing president of the Administrative Appeeal Tribunal. Radio 2GB, May 16, 2017 ... Read more ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... Read more ... 


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    Defamation and other misadventures ... So sexy, said the actress of the Chief Justice ... Daphnis dunks women in hot water ... Another (male) judge frocks-up ... Inside Madge's mouth ... Stephen Archer defamed ... David Levine strangles more English ... Justice Dean Mildren "the idiot" ... From Justinian's archive, April 22, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

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    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and unpacking the human condition.  

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    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Week@TheKnees: a review of the week's main news stories on lawyers and the law. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  


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    Monday
    May222017

    Another week down

    May 16 to May 22 ... Blending is "common practice" in energy industry to trick pollution readings ... Manus Island detainees told to weigh limited options ... NSW legislation criminalises dissemination of revenge porn ... Legal tech start-up is first to receive Queensland development fund boost ... Victorian police edge closer to Pell charge ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta  

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    Monday
    May152017

    Late, final, extra

    May 9 to May 15 ... End to domestic violence victims being cross-examined by alleged perpetrators ... Animal welfare group balk at ban "in name only" on animal cosmetic testing ... Triggs criticises 457 visa cuts and other visa cancellations ... Victorian legislation ensures teenagers' consensual sexting doesn't automatically create an entry on the sex offenders' register ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Thursday
    May112017

    Pauline Wright

    Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind 

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    Monday
    May082017

    News wrap

    May 2 to May 8 ... WTO ruling upholds Australia's laws for cancer stick plain packaging ... Triggs to receive free speech award from Liberty Victoria ... HSF settles with ex-partners who jumped ship ... Aboriginal CEO Brendan Thomas to head Legal Aid NSW ... Nauru's judiciary insufficiently independent ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    May012017

    Brandis reverses CLC cuts

    April 25 to May 1 … Brandis' backflip on CLC funding … ACT pilot justice reinvestment program ... Sophie Mirabella sues … Journalists bewildered by AFP metadata breach ... Week@theKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Thursday
    Apr272017

    The post-Warren world - nominations and odds

    New CJ for the Vic Supremes ... Field set for the Warren Replacement Stakes ... Contenders nominated by Justinian's readers ... Curious odds being offered ... Names most frequently mentioned: Doyle, McLeod and Maxwell 

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    Monday
    Apr242017

    Benito Dutton's pants on fire

    April 18 to April 24 ... Experts poke holes in Turnbull's vacuous 457 visa reform ... Queensland's corruption watchdog investigates money from the Fadden Forum ... Dutton undeterred by fresh evidence on Manus Island shooting ... Chevron faces $340 million tax bill following Federal Court ruling ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Apr172017

    Glad-handing Adani

    April 11 to April 17 ... Turnbull to "fix" native title for Adani ... Manslaughter conviction overturned amid calls to renew state funding to Kimberley Interpreting Service ... Maurice Blackburn tugging on Woolies' tail ... Scienceworks sued after man runs into a wall ... Joyce and Hinch prescribe remedies for over-inflated housing market ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Apr102017

    Bad news wrap

    April 4 to April 10 ... UN official whacks government over indigenous disadvantage ... Special treatment for Adani ... The boastful president of Nauru ... Palestinian activist's visa cancelled ... Burnside birched by Sackar J over "boys' club" jibe ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Apr032017

    A Tudge improper

    March 28 to April 3 ... Richter QC's advice on Alan Tudge ... China extradition treaty scuppered ... Arrest warrant issued against Clive Palmer's nomad nephew ... McManus pushes for wage growth following slavery claims in northern Qld ... Brandis is the poster boy for racial vilification ... Chief Justice Marilyn Warren resigns ... Innovation is life-and-death for NSW lawyers ... Week@theKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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