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Amazing scenes ... Amid the figs and prosciutto Three Wigs Willy takes the judicial oath at Beppis ... Big shot barristers and law firm partners in octopus mode as their tentacles lurch towards unsuspecting victims ... The #AboutTime movement ... Read more ... 


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Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes ... Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports  ... Read more ... 


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Ahoy. Navigation assistance ... Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beat the victim with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... 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 and I. Box.
    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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    Tuesday
    May302017

    Top news of the week

    May 23 to May 29 ... Indigenous community leaders resolve to be heard in parliament ... One Nation staffer arrested for assault charges ... Dutton glad to see Yasmin Abdel-Magied booted off the small screen ... DIBP processes applications sluggishly as it urges "fake refugees" to hurry up or be deported ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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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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