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News from the font of misfeasance ... ICAC chalks-up another win ... Corrupt businessman's notice to produce sent packing ... Journalist's campaign against ICAC founders ... Bizarre straddle on UN meddling ... Read more ... 


Justinian Columnists

Tommy Playford - South Australia's energy socialist ... Procrustes reviews a new film, The NEG ... Everything new is old again ... How South Australia's Tom Playford split the government with his energy policy, but captured the support of Labor ... Why didn't Turnbull take a leaf from Sir Thomas' book? ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Herogram for a CLC ... Inner Melbourne Community Legal's first 40 years ... Started by big-wigs for disadvantaged citizens ... Health-Justice partnerships ... Legal-Social partnerships ... Peach Melba on a vibrant social-justice model  ... Read more ... 

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    "I've never known an editor in this country that has ever suggested Rupert Murdoch or any family member has intructed them to do anything ..." 

    John Hartigan, long-serving Murdoch retainer, responding to Kevin Rudd's description of News Corp as a "cancer" on democracy. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 28, 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

    Saving newsprint by omitting drivel ... Election advice – ignore the War Party ... Abe Saffron – libel terrorist ... Rugby notes ... Conniptions at Uni of Syd over Challis chair and law school merger ... Evan Whitton at large ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

    Thursday
    Aug092018

    Our Man in Washington

    Sleaze and corruption at the centre of US government ... Functioning democracy under threat ... Presidential pardons ... Voter purges ... International law of no consequence to Brett Kavanaugh ... Roger Fitch reports 

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    Tuesday
    Aug072018

    Getting Swift, one law firm at a time

    Law shop bogged in class action fiasco ... Communicating with the forbidden fruit ... Correspondence that was "apt to mislead" ... Punished with indemnity costs ... Call for a rehearing with a different judge ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the Federal Court 

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    Friday
    Aug032018

    Lionel Murphy and Freehills' costs

    How the government in 1986 paid Freehills $200,000 towards Justice Lionel Murphy's costs of two criminal trials ... Freehills had undertaken the work for Murphy on a no-charges basis, while leaving open the prospect of seeking a contribution from the government ... Freehills advises Murphy not to change lawyers ... Counsels' fees and disbursements ... Departmental heads sought to cap the payment ... Cabinet agrees to a costs payment of $420,473 ... From Stephen Murray at the National Archives 

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    Friday
    Jul272018

    Hospital bulletin

    Former High Court judge has serious surgery ... CPA man takes interim helm at LIV ... Law librarians throw the book at LexisNexis ... Retired ACT judge still producing judgments ... Meet the Porters ... Goings On with Theodora 

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    Tuesday
    Jul242018

    Trumpism hits the law of contract 

    Blustering letters from the other side ... Ramped-up outrage ... No more yelling "snap" ... Sacrosanct clause in contract written by PR people ... Irrelevant aspirations ... Dorothy rapped on the knuckles 

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    Tuesday
    Jul242018

    Too much heat

    London Calling ... It's hot and water is scarce ... Still the crowds came out to protest against Trump and his "manners" ... Mel Brooks, 92, arrives and talks about Marty Feldman ... Leverhulme reports 

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    Monday
    Jul232018

    Rupert's Bootle Boy

    Peter Lyons in The Dart reviews Les Hinton's The Bootle Boy ... Journalism, ruthless Rupert, hacking, politics & human frailty ... From Liverpool, to Adelaide, to New York, to London ... Globe trotting insider who clung to the boss 

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    Monday
    Jul232018

    The lawyer as wine tourist

    Wine man Gabriel Wendler visits the extraordinary Thomas Hardy Wine Library in Adelaide and d'Arenberg's Cube at McLaren Vale ... One of the great wine book collections in the world, while The Cube makes a big impact on the Southern Vales 

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    Friday
    Jul202018

    Greg Tolhurst

    Greg Tolhurst is the Executive Director of the NSW Bar Association and he's on Justinian's Couch ... An indoors-outdoors sort of person ... Huge pile of books beside his bed ... Lots of music ... Running the bar association at a time of considerable disruption ... Bin Chicken SC and Bullfry practising without tickets ... Dinner table banter ... Dessert and drumming ... No hot sun but more vitamin D 

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