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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 ... 


     

    Friday
    May152015

    Party time in Sydney

    Skulduggery thwarted ... Bar secretary apologises ... A new "working party" to get QC selection up and flying ... Meanwhile there was a huge knees-up for the launch of New Chambers in the Deutschland building 

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    Tuesday
    May122015

    Barbarians inside the gate

    Turmoil at the NSW Bar n' Grill as restorationists push ahead with their demand for royal plumage ... Federal Court rumours ... Chief Justice lock-out ... Van Diemen's Land briefs haggle to hook onto the government teat 

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    Monday
    May112015

    Can there ever be enough lawyers?

    Record numbers of law graduates being minted ... Australia currently producing one new graduate per 2,000 head of population ... Universities cranking them out ... More lawyers per head than the USA ... Comparative lawyer output in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA ... Bright futures dimming 

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    Sunday
    May102015

    Ongoing drama at the Cauldron

    No apprehension here ... Queensland chief justice too biased to know he's biased ... No alternative but to withdraw from Cowan appeal ... Emails and memoranda show extent of judicial fracture ... CJ unable to produce important judgment ... Bluto in strife, again 

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    Thursday
    May072015

    It's getting colder, but student politics is heating-up 

    It's election time on campus ... Operating in Stalin's shadow ... One student organisation is creating waves by under-spending its budget ... Barely Legal has the shocking details 

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    Wednesday
    May062015

    A cry of pain from Parramatta

    Judge says Federal Circuit Court is overburdened ... Important cases concerning the welfare of children are delayed for years ... Case loads of the judges are two to three times what they should be ... Matters are over-listed by up to 400 percent ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Tuesday
    May052015

    On your bike as campaign rolls for Qld human rights charter

    The Labor government's agreement with independent MP Peter Wellington has put some juice into the campaign for a Queensland Bill of Rights ... The campaign hots up ... Lobbying underway ... Anti-rights academic might flee the state  

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    Friday
    May012015

    Legendary litigator

    Barry Lane takes a look at the long and winding litigation career path of Melbourne solicitor Joseph Guss ... Has the courtroom crusader finally crashed and burned? 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Being droned to death

    Show us the kill-list criteria ... New US attorney general needs to fix the FBI ... $4 million investment in judicial election paid off handsomely for litigant ... CIA whistleblower convicted ... Carrying a concealed gun is a "lifestyle" ... Fitch fails to snag a seat at crowded US Supremes same sex marriage hearing 

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