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Justinian Columnists

Rush: a parallel universe ... A gaping hole in the Rush defamation case ... Evidence available to support the truth defence about "scandalously inappropriate behaviour" ... Judge decides witness should not called ... Tendency evidence ... Case management more important than the truth ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Dutton's dob-in law ... Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Public interest ... AAT ... Read more ... 

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    "Smearing Sir Keith, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch was multi-generational, muck-spreading in which the facts were incidental, if not accidental, and the journalistic jaundice and corporate self-interest were fundamental." 

    Murdoch retainer and head of News Corp, Robert Thomson, on The New York Times' 20,000 word investigation into the influence of Murdoch's media. The Sir Keith Murdoch Oration, April 16, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Melissa Davey is the ace reporter from The Guardian who covered the Pell trial from beginning to end ... Compassionate, driven and intense ... Book under steam ... Journalism and the meaning of life ... A questing spirit is On The Couch ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Heart of the bar ... News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once ... From Justinian's archive, September 2014 ... 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.  

     


    Tuesday
    May012018

    Dr Matt Collins QC

    President of Vic's Bar n Grill on Justinian's Couch ... Matt Collins discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Barristers not overpaid, considering ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... An impatient driver of change 

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    Tuesday
    Mar202018

    Michael Finnane QC

    Michael Finnane joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull 

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    Tuesday
    Dec052017

    Concerning Champagne

    Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains, just in time for Christmas  

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    Friday
    Nov172017

    Deconstructing the Gayle trial

    Gayle v Fairfax ... Defamatorium ... Fair is foul and foul is fair ... Weighing the balance of a testing trial ... Analysis of judge's rulings 

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    Friday
    Sep222017

    Anonymous campaign against Barry Dangerous

    Restlessness among the senior prefects of the NSW Law Soc ... New junior vice sworn-in ... Councillors stirring against senior vice with strange memo in circulation 

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    Friday
    Sep222017

    Anonymous campaign against Barry Dangerous

    Restlessness among the senior prefects of the NSW Law Soc ... New junior vice sworn-in ... Councillors stirring against senior vice with strange memo in circulation 

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    Monday
    Sep042017

    The High Court walks down the aisle on postal appropriation

    The High Court hearings on the same-sex marriage postal survey ... The subjective state of Mathias Cormann's mind comes under the microscope ... Whether the advance to the finance minister was "urgent" and "unforeseen" ... School Chaplains' case ... Plaintiffs' and Commonwealth's arguments ... Curtain raiser from Scott Young 

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    Tuesday
    Aug012017

    Julian Burnside

    Fast sleeper Julian Burnside is On The Couch ... His latest book is a must for all good shelves ... Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice ... A book about a chimera ... Fresh confessions are unburdened 

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    Thursday
    Jul202017

    Arthur Moses

    The boy from the wild west of Sydney climbs to the top limbs of the barristers' tree ... Arthur Moses on the couch ... President of the NSW bar and treasurer of the Law Council of Australia ... Big agenda items ... Long lists of projects ... Run, run, run 

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    Monday
    Jun192017

    Sandalising the court

    June 13 to June 19 ... Manus Island settlement does not impute liability ... Pentecostal lawyer flagged as Triggs replacement ... Trio of ministers unapologetic as Victorian judges resurrect 18th century contempt of court offence ... Legal Aid chairman highlights nexus between property boom and elder abuse ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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