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Murder most foul ... Kathleen Folbigg ... Keli Lane ... Tim Anderson ... Gordon Wood ... Convictions and quashes ... Prisoners walk free ... Speculations and winning ways ... The line that is crossed ... Prosecutorial controversies ... A special report ... Read more ... 


Justinian Columnists

Law of the tribe ... Former USyd law dean champions Indigenous law degree in Canada ... Juris indigenarum doctor ... Australian law schools yet to embrace the opportunity ... Asking tough questions about Indigenous legal orders ... Corporate support ... Nick Bonyhady talks with Jeremy Webber ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Encryption legislation is "fatally flawed" ... The government's proposed law to unscramble encrypted communications ... Threats to confidential sources ... A new invasion of privacy ... Cybersecurity undermined ... Nick Bonyhady reports ... Read more ... 

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    "It appears that, of the very large number of motions on which my office's views are routinely sought, this one was not escalated to me because it was interpreted in my office as a motion opposing racism. The associations of the language were not picked up. Had it been raised directly with me those issues would have been identified."  

    Attorney General Christian Porter after tweeting that the Senate motion, "It's OK to be white", confirms that the "government deplores racism". October 16, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    The Chaser's Julian Morrow gets serious on Justinian's Couch ... An escapee from the law who came into our lives as a comedian and satirist ... The joys of employment law could not hold him ... Now the master of ceremonies at Continuing Professional Development Under the Influence ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Capital offences ... Fabulous Phil Ruddock works his magic on the family law amendments ... The next Lord Haw Haw is probably lurking in the ranks of the press gallery ... Bunter Downer lays the ground for a few more executions of Australians by our friendly neighbours ... Polly Peck reports ... From Justinian's archive, December 12, 2005 ... 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.  

     


    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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    Monday
    Apr032017

    A Tudge improper

    March 28 to April 3 ... Richter QC's advice on Alan Tudge ... China extradition treaty scuppered ... Arrest warrant issued against Clive Palmer's nomad nephew ... McManus pushes for wage growth following slavery claims in northern Qld ... Brandis is the poster boy for racial vilification ... Chief Justice Marilyn Warren resigns ... Innovation is life-and-death for NSW lawyers ... Week@theKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Sunday
    Mar262017

    Conan the Barbarian

    March 21 to March 27 ... McMurdo valedictory ... Turnbull relieved that 18C won't pass ... Don Dale officer grilled at NT Royal Commission ... Watch out for non-existent voter fraud ... Robert French's business experience in South Korea ... Queensland strikes gay panic defence from criminal code ... Week@TheKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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