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Justinian Columnists

Information that democracy needs ... Bret Walker SC's Whitlam oration ... It was a dark and stormy night ... Opening the drapes to let the light flood in ... The State and secrecy ... Suggestions for ICAC ... Legal professional privilege and advice to government ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog  ... Read more ... 

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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... 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.  


    All our featurettes have escaped from inside the paywall.  

     


    Tuesday
    Jun062017

    Death and taxation

    May 29 - June 5, 2017 ... Call for independent investigation of ATO deputy commissioner over tax case influence ... Jakarta class action ... Brisbane murder sentences ... Crook NSW politicians back in court ... St Paul's College begging to be forgiven ... Week@TheKnees 

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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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