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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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    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


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    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Porter produces another shambles

    The attorney general's draft religious freedoms legislation is a dog's breakfast ... Three Bills of the Holy Trinity ... Irony of ironies - an expanded role for the Human Rights Commission ... In any event, religious bodies don't believe in freedom of speech ... Special protections for crackpot beliefs ... Failure to expand free speech where it is most needed ... Graham Hryce despairs 

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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Companies are hereby ordered ...

    Trump as the Mad King ... Dystopian plans ... SCOTUS agenda ... "Religious" claims ... Gun control ... Voting rights ...Republicans on a roll ... Latest news from Guantánamo ... Roger Fitch reports from the turmoil of Washington 

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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Sticky wicket

    Yarraside spankings ... The wrong disciplinary body has been doling out punishment to bad lawyers ... Hundred of cases that were legal nullities have to be rescued by retrospective legislation ... For four years one paid attention to the defect ... Charter of Rights sent packing ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Tuesday
    Sep032019

    Jumping around in the history books

    The Sudan war ... The test at Headingley ... Boris Johnson reciting the opening lines of the Illiad ... Paddy Leigh Fermor with General Kreipe in Crete ... Horace's Oades ... Tim Fischer and Ian Callinan ... The Wik case ... Bernard Colleary ... Procrustes goes to town 

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    Saturday
    Aug312019

    Time to act on Magnitsky

    Where's our Magnitsky Act? ... An effective way of dealing with corrupt individuals who violate human rights ... Lapsed Bill in the Commonwealth parliament ... Giving human rights an effective weapon ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Greg Hogan reviews the NSW Law Society forum on the shape of a local Magnitsky law 

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    Tuesday
    Aug272019

    Academia's greasy pole

    Law school deanship drama in war-torn Hong Kong sees a result at Sydney University ... Selection process ... Law school league tables ... Comparative academic credentials ... New Sydney dean unsuccessful with Honkers application ... Barely Legal reports 

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    Monday
    Aug262019

    Innovations in fee collection

    Gents - time please ... Barrister lightly spanked for sending disturbing fee threat to former clients ... "See what happens if you don't pay your bills" ... File leverage ... Agreement not to complain in exchange for the file ... NCAT bares its gums ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Monday
    Aug262019

    Vasta Watch

    UPDATE ... Trick or treat with Judge Sal ... Apparently, parties should only to turn up at court if they know the result in advance ... Ignoring the Federal Court's advice on hearing unrepresented protection visa applicants ... Another of Salvatore's decisions remitted to be heard by a fresh judge ... "His Honour erred" ... Start again AND again 

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    Sunday
    Aug252019

    Oud of order

    WA Supremes on bad lawyer mop-up operation ... Fibbing solicitor tossed from the jam roll ... Breach of undertaking ... Fabrications to the Federal Court ... Eleventh hour Damascene conversion ... Resigned to his fate ... Janek Drevikovsky 

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