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    "What Simon Birmingham has been doing is absolutely fantastic. He has managed to un-mesh the terrible omelette that was created by the Gillard government, the Rudd government in terms of funding; he's undoing all that." 

    Senator Chris Back (Lib. WA) arguing that Catholic schools are getting a raw deal under Gonski 11. AM, ABC Radio, June 19, 2017  ... Read more ... 


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    Eldon's advice lands in court ... Was he a client or wasn’t he? ... Court of Appeal breathed life into a Brisbane solicitor's action against Lord Eldon over barristerial advice about failed NCA proceedings ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, February 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Wednesday
    Jun102015

    Merciless executioner of the migration list

    Pressure at the Federal Circuit Court sees judge gallivanting through migration and refugee cases at breakneck speed ... Briefs are revolting ... Masses of judgments delivered ex tempore in favour of the immigration minister ... Appeals and recusal applications 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    Trouble at the Top End

    Application for Justice Southwood to recuse himself from costs application against former NT bar president Alistair Wyvill ... Judge made adverse findings about Wyvill's conduct at commission of inquiry ... Judge's wife involved in arranging legal representation and funds for lawyers to represent the inquiry commissioner ... Stella Maris conflicts ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    Newman's poisoned legacy

    The Carmody catastrophe ... The damage to Queensland's Supreme Court wrought by the former premier and his attorney general ... Challenge to the concept of an independent judiciary ... Release of secret recording under Right to Information held up in the consultation phase ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean review the landscape 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Lawrie, Lawrie Halleluja

    Cost battle looms over disastrous findings for former NT opposition leader and her brief Alistair Wyvill ... Waiver of client privilege ... The CLP's sting operation that actually stung ... Kevin Childs, with Top End field agent Buffalo Bruce, on the case 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Danger free zones

    Complaints about conflicted lawyers thrown out of court ... Barrister free to act against former client and "friend" ... And Mum can act as a solicitor for her daughter in a family estate dispute ... Emilie Lentz reports from courtside 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Fury Road

    Death cults and more ... Abbott is in heaven with the latest in the Mad Max franchise ... The Septics are eyeing the Cocos Islands for a base ... Tearing down Cecil Rhodes ... Memorials that give the other side of history ... Procrustes blogs 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Where's the evidence?

    AFP drops inquiry into whether an inducement was offerered to Prof. Gillian Triggs by the government ... Investigation stymied by "loss" of notes taken by departmental secretary ... FOI request shows failure to follow security procedures ... Little information to corroborate that the notes were ever missing ... Alex McKean takes it further 

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    Monday
    May252015

    Poor Bluto

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody says he'll resign if the attorney general meets his conditions ... The "experiment" that failed ... AG standing firm, while Carmody plays the violin ... When will we hear the last tune? 

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Certification of Carmody's incapacity

    Cowan appeal ... Carmody CJ certifies he is incapable of delivering appeal judgment ... CJ on sick leave for a month ... Stark difference in written submissions from the parties ... Carmody wanted secret hearing 

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