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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 ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

    Sunday
    Oct142018

    Penfold's Reserve Bin

    Drowsy procrastination in full swing ... Lakeside litigation ... Family court effusions ... No sizzling sausages for family judges ... Carmody the Coalition's dream sentencer ... Longer terms for stale judges ... Goings On with Theodora 

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    Thursday
    Oct112018

    Tales from Taswegia

    UPDATE ... Dutton's Tasmanian love child ... Slow wind-up ... Sentencing squabble: judges are sitting too close for the comfort of the convicted ... The forgotten prisoner ... The Devil's latest musings from The Map 

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    Thursday
    Oct112018

    An illegitimate SCOTUS

    The US Supreme Court has been bought ... Long campaign to stack the court with judges favourable to corporate interests ... Huge lobbying and spending to secure Kavanaugh's confirmation ... Guns, God and presidential power ... The mid-terms and intensified voter purging ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Monday
    Oct082018

    Terrifying news - nothing's happening

    Police and their terrorism powers - not much to report ... Inspector Bruce looks at the Top End's secret corruption ... Discriminating amendments ... The bench gets slow backup for "historic" sentencing reforms ... Standoff over appointment to the Children's Court ... Polly Peck reports from Macquarie Street 

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    Thursday
    Oct042018

    Man of property bids adieu to the jam roll

    Failure to pay tax, and employees super ... Borrowing heavily from his mother ... Lacking evidence to support bi-polar claim ... Extravagant lifestyle ... Generous payments for children and former wife ... Jennifer Cooke reports 

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    Tuesday
    Oct022018

    Two Aunties

    The long history of ABC dramas and threats to the public broadcaster's independence ... Churchill led the way with attacks on the Beeb ... Litigation that reinforced independence ... The buffeting will never stop ... Procrustes tunes in 

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    Thursday
    Sep272018

    A tribute to Homer Simpson

    Homer mysteriously appears in consent orders ... A long way from Springfield ... Country solicitor turns on client with complaint to judge, asking for a reconsideration of the orders granted ... Client's interest ... Confidentiality ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Tuesday
    Sep252018

    Depression dispatches

    Solicitors losing their grip ... Mental health and legal practice ... No adequate explanations offered to the stipes ... Judges under siege ... Where mental health prevents a lawyer dealing with professional complaints ... Ticket suspended ... Jennifer Cooke reports from the Bureau de Spank 

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    Monday
    Sep242018

    When only the victim speaks the truth

    Book review ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... Where the complainant is distressed that the accused's evidence questioned her version of events ... Joanna Jenkins defends natural justice in the face of a victim's anger ... Job of the judge to present both cases to the jury ... Sentencing juvenile offenders 

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