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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 ... 


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    Entries in George Brandis (11)

    Thursday
    Dec062018

    Letter from the Court of St James's

    Update from Australia House ... HE George Brandis sends Christmas greetings from The Strand ... Marvellous party ... 100th birthday for Australia House ... Bronze bust to be commissioned of HE ... London Diary ... And more 

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    Sunday
    May272018

    Letter from London

    It hasn't been all beer and skittles as the new High Commissioner to the UK takes his place on the marble stairway ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray 

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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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    Monday
    Mar062017

    Politicians behaving predictably

    February 28 to March 6 ... Human rights committee soft on tackling non-existent 18C problem ... "Recalcitrant" asylum seekers ... Uber's 'greyball' tactics… Abortion decriminalisation postponed in Qld ... Heyday for payday lender ... Former Freehills partners temporarily restrained from poaching ... Brandis' selective recall ... Week@TheKnees compiled by Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Feb272017

    Week in review

    Week@TheKnees ... February 21 to February 27 ... Brandis may have misled parliament on Bell scandal ... The Department of Bullies dooms asylum seekers' applications to failure ... Child sex offenders still receive financial assistance from the Catholic Church ... Ditch coal, Australia should export rule of law, says Warren CJ ... No culture problem at Seven West Media? ... Fair Work Commission finds not all burgers were created equal ... Compiled by Sohini Mehta 

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    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    More events

    Week @ The Knees February 6 to February 13, 2017 ... Nightclub sex acts in the defamatorium ... The Clooneys twin-up ... Doctors' wives and the reward of making life hell for your husband ... Native Title impasse thwarts Adani mine ... Brandis' flourish on marriage inequality ... Royal Commission findings on Geelong Grammar ... Amber Harrison turns waves into dumpers ... Where are all the refugee terror attacks in the US? 

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    Thursday
    Jan052017

    Year in review: triumphs and tribulations

    Holiday reading ... 2016 in many respects was a dispiriting year ... The cruel machinery of the criminal law caught up with a few notorious suspects ... Clumsy politics from the Commonwealth attorney general ... Even worse from the NSW government ... Sir John Kerr's tax dodge ... Synchronicity at the Federal Court ... Tasmanian fermentations ... Future for Brandis? ... Death at Runaway Bay 

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    Friday
    Jul012016

    Election 2016 - law and justice

    National corruption commission and same sex marriage enter stage left ... Marriage plebiscite looking shaky ... Greens want a Bill of Rights and tighter gun controls ... Latest smear notes 

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    Thursday
    Jan212016

    Postcard from London

    Attorney General Brandis drags his weary bones back from high level commitments in London ... Visits to Huntsman and Sons and Thomas Pink, plus Aunty Violet in Bournemouth ... Commissioner Wilson blamed for airline booking fiasco 

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    Thursday
    Jan072016

    Postcard from Paris

    Brandis in Europe ... Second leg of his holiday tour ... Interruptions Down Under ... Safely at the Crillon with a busy schedule of shopping 

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