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Keeping the government safe ... Collaery prosecution ... Whistleblowing conspiracy ... Fallout from Australia's Timor Leste bugging spree ... Woodside and Alexander Downer ... Selective prosecution policy ... Canberra's long, slow dance with duplicity ... Read more ... 


 

 

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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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    "I would also encourage any member with an interest in this case to be conscious of the fact that the priority must be to allow judicial processes to be conducted without commentary which could impact on the fairness and regularity of those proceedings." 

    Attorney General Christian Porter trying to hold back the tsumani of commentary about his decision to allow the prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K. June 28, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Lorenzo Street's passing out parade ... Street the Stockman ... The shirt of flies ... Platypus Junction ... Street the charmer ... Friend of the press ... A legacy in law and love ... The sea and the bush ... 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 ... 


     

    Friday
    Jun222018

    Making fun of the government

    The Parliament of Fools ... Anne Twomey and Benedict Coyne discuss amendments to the Criminal Code dealing with impersonating a Commonwealth body ... Prison time for those who are outside the narrow exemptions ... Boilermaker Bill gets a dose of the "chilling effect" 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Fresh disruption

    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 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Time limits on suspended tickets

    NSW Law Society flat-footed over temporary suspension of solicitor ... Allegations of deficiencies, falsification and breaches ... Time's up ... Due process versus public safety ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Get fucked - rude letter following

    Repeated calls for ferocious litigator to "step back" and take a cold shower ... History repeats itself ... Fervid correspondence ... Disproportionate amounts of time and money fighting over piddling matters ... Too much ego, too little reason ... Being impaled by Vlad the Impaler 

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    Sunday
    Jun172018

    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 ... Cabinet documents and disclosure ... Too much secrecy about settlements ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta 

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    Wednesday
    Jun132018

    Transmission interrupted 

    Father of murdered family wants release of a psychologist's report revealing his relationship with his children and former partner ... Channel 7 applies for access ... WA Family Court denies permission ... At pains to point out that there's no cover-up, but proposed TV broadcast is not appropriate ... Nick Bonyhady reports from courtside  

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    Wednesday
    Jun132018

    When "no" can mean "yes"

    A jury thought there was evidence that the complainant in the Luke Lazarus rape case was not consenting ... Yet the judges couldn't find a way to accept that ... Now we are likely to see some change to NSW's version of "consent" ... Community expectations at odds with the outcome 

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    Monday
    Jun112018

    Ticket please

    Seize the day ... Audacious outsider trying to burst onto lawyers' patch ... When is legal work not legal work? ... Chicken Treat upset ... Unsuccessful attempt to introduce unticketed legal services ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Sunday
    Jun102018

    A post-institutional world

    The Law Institute of Victoria faces turmoil and losses ... Only 66 percent of practising solicitors are members ... The NSW solicitors club is booming with a 90 percent membership rate and a big fat balance sheet 

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