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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 ... 


Justinian Columnists

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 ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Muddied oafs ... 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 ... 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 ... 


    Justinian's archive

    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 ... 


     

     

    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.  


    All our featurettes have escaped from inside the paywall.  

     


    Sunday
    Dec022012

    Leveson outlines his key findings

    Thursday
    Nov292012

    Learn to speak like Robert Jay QC

    Thursday
    Nov292012

    Cameron keeps options open on Leveson

    Monday
    Oct082012

    Michael Bradley

    Iconoclast and "shameless self-promoter" Michael Bradley wants to reshape the way law is done ... He has produced a new manifesto on law and lawyers in an e-book that can be snapped-up for $4.50 from Hampress ... He's on Justinian's couch answering 21 pertinent questions 

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    Monday
    Oct012012

    The legacy of Mei Lanfang

    Procrustes at large ... At the Beijing Opera ... Inspecting Chinese trains ... Westinghouse's automatic coupling system ... Manners on the subway ... What next for China? 

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    Sunday
    Sep232012

    In the steppes of Procrustes

    Procrustes in China ... But first he has to get through Australian airport security ... Confiscation of shaving cream and deodorant ... He tears himself away from the Peking duck to report on his trip to the theatre ... Apologies to Ogden Nash ... Travels with the Jade Princess 

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    Tuesday
    Sep112012

    Tom Kelly's Greek odyssey

    It's audit time in Greece as the IMF and European Central Bank thumb through the country's books to see whether it qualifies for the next tranche of bailout money ... Sydney lawyer and former NSW Public Solicitor Tom Kelly sails the Aegean ... How are the Greeks bearing-up? ... Dinner with Kate Mailer on Sifnos ... Stories of Lady Jeanne Campbell ... How to save Greece ... Justinian travel feature 

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    Tuesday
    Aug072012

    Home on the Craggy Range

    Waste management millionaire puts his money into NZ's Craggy Range wine business ... Justinian's wine reviewer, barrister G.D. Wendler, finds himself on the 88th floor of Melbourne's Eureka Tower tasting the Gimblett Gravels' finest and comparing notes with James (The King) Halliday 

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    Monday
    Jul092012

    Generations of Australian wine growers show their lineage 

    Justinian's wine correspondent G.D. Wendler hotfooted it to the masterclass, feast and tasting put on at The Ivy by Australia's First Families of Wine ... There were plenty of wild moments for the palate ... Toasty vanilla noses and more 

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    Monday
    Jul092012

    Chris Geraghty

    Retired judge and former Catholic priest Chris Geraghty is on Justinian's couch ... His latest book Dancing with the Devil, traces his painful journey from the priesthood to the bench ... He also faces his own inadequate response to dealing with sexual abuse of a young seminarian by Father Vincent Kiss 

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