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Transcript of the week ... A solicitor appears before a Yarraside judicial registrar ... Where's my stay? ... Waiver of court fees ... What's going on? ... It's so simple ... Give me a case ... Seeking to appeal against an order that is not a final order ... No arguable case ... The next case has been called ... Read more ... 

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    "One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about Boris Johnson's prime ministership is because if there was ever a cometh-the-hour, cometh-the-man moment in the recent history of this country, this is it and he is that person."    

    George Brandis, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, speaking in Manchester at the Policy Exchange. October 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


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    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Justinian featurettes

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

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm, I. Box and Miss Lumière.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    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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    Friday
    Oct042019

    Drugs, money and death

    The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... From the directors who brought us Embrace of the Serpent comes Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Sumptuous and gripping ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle  

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    Tuesday
    Sep242019

    Our own heart of darkness

    Colonial Tasmania ... Jennifer Kent's new film takes us deep into our dark past ... Fearless Irish servant girl teams up with Aboriginal boy to hunt down their tormentors ... Our violent history revealed ... As our reviewer Miss Lumière discovers - there will be blood  

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    Wednesday
    Aug142019

    Beautiful Palm Beach ... don't go there 

    Palm Beach, directed by Rachel Ward and starring the usual suspects ... Sponsored by the NSW government, so you know what to expect ... The stars phone it in ... Miss Lumière hacks the celluloid to pieces 

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    Monday
    Jul292019

    David Hunt remembered

    Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law dies at age 84 ... The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... UN criminal tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda ... A league of his own ... Tributes from Graham HryceDavid RolphJustice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson 

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    Wednesday
    Jul242019

    Mike Carlton

    Veteran broadcaster, foreign correspondent, columnist and acidic Twitterer is on Justinian's Couch ... A masterful wordsmith ... Tireless combatant of the Murdocracy ... Issues with refrigeration and Christian piety ... The lure of the sea and its saltiness ... T.E.F. Hughes at the urinal ... Raging against the dying of the light 

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    Thursday
    Jul182019

    Never Look Away

    A new film from the maker of Lives of Others ... Portrait of a young artist in Germany during and after the war ... Sterilisation of the "unfit" ... The aunt, the artist, the Nazi doctor and his daughter ... A romantic epic about art, love and war, reviewed by Miss Lumière 

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    Monday
    Jul082019

    Reds in the bed

    Unreal events rendered lifeless in Red Joan ... The churney-making housewife who passed on atomic research secrets to the Soviet Union ... A nice job at the Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association ... The true story of the spy Melita Norwood is yet to come ... Miss Lumière is deeply unmoved with this version 

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    Thursday
    May302019

    Love of the French

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

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    Wednesday
    May082019

    Muddied oafs

    Ancient rugger buggers ... It was 1956 and Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... 

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    Tuesday
    Apr232019

    A long, slow burn

    Burning is not a doco about global warming ... It captures the urban and rural reality of South Korea ... A languid and intriguing film where things are never quite what they seem ... Burning greenhouses and mystery cats ... Disparity and enigma ... Miss Lumière at the cinema 

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