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    "It is my vision for this country as your prime minister to keep the promise of Australia to all Australians. 

    I believe that Australia is a promise to everyone who has the great privilege to call themselves Australian. It's the promise that allows Australians quietly going about their lives to realise their simple, honest aspirations." 

    Vision statement from prime minister Scott Morrison, launching the Liberal Party campaign, May 12, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Muddied oafs ... It was 1956 - Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Mar212019

    Family strife

    Latest Family Court appointments ... Friends in high places ... The Abbott connection ... Grumbling in the ranks ... AG Porter tinkering at the edges ... D-Day for FCFCA legislation ... Law Council gets out the slingshot ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Thursday
    Mar212019

    Does this ring a Bell?

    The backstory of Justice Andrew (Taco) Bell's role in helping Schmo Morrison grab the seat of Cook ... Wheels within wheels ... Memories of the Cook preselection rort ... The PM's Muslim baiting goes back to the beginnings of time ... Career paths on the up-and-up ... Alex Mitchell comments 

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    Tuesday
    Mar192019

    The crabs run free

    Christmas Island reopening for business ... The lives of detainees laid bare ... Australian policy at its most primitive ... Miss Lumière reviews Gabrielle Brady's film Island of the Hungry Ghosts ... Trauma counselling curtailed by the dead hand of Canberra ... How we make them suffer ... From phosphate to fear 

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    Thursday
    Mar142019

    For whom the Bell tolls

    A long time ago in a city far away, Alan Bond built an empire based on borrowed money ... Bell Group litigation still keeping an army of lawyers well fed in the top paddock ... History of a corporate calamity and a lawyers' bonanza ... 19 years later where are we? ... Theodora explains 

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    Thursday
    Mar142019

    England carried off on a stretcher

    What lessons can we learn from Brexit and do we care? ... Letting the public decide ... The great swindle of plebiscites ... Back to Little England and Wogs at Calais ... Brits saw their identity quite differently to the Continentals ... Simon Schama brings Richard Cobden back to life ... Procrustes tells us what went wrong 

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    Wednesday
    Mar132019

    A light sprinkle of good news

    The search for Trump's worst cabinet member ... Environmental plunder ... Court stacking under Mitch McConnell ... Rupert Murdoch's Fox News props-up Trump's Roman circus ... Yet, amid the debauchery there are tiny rays of hope ... Some significant decisions from a stacked SCOTUS ... And women out west take control of state legislatures ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Judge shoots a few people on his way out the door

    Justice Peter Murphy resigned from the Family Court on Friday ... An incendiary farewell speech ... Barbed comments about political appointments and courts as the "playthings of governments" ... Gutless, unnamed judges rebuked for attacks on the appeal division ... Two Wigs Willy and Pascoe "should hang their heads in shame" ... The farce of "reform" ... Murphy's speech in full 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Your money at work

    NSW pre-election administrative review ... Expenditure on new "working models" for courts ... Coroners stiffed by stringent funding ... Law & Justice Foundation grants program gets politicised ... Janek Drevikovsky reporting from the Bear Pit 

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    Friday
    Mar082019

    Dietrich still alive and kicking

    The money spigot turned off ... Legal Aid comes to the party after Supreme Court temporarily halts the Family Court bomber trial ... Available dollars all spent before the massive trial began ... Puzzle over transfer of property to accused's wife ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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