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Do nothing in the new utopia ... Policy vacuums ... Private sector leaders are filling voids created by sleepwalking politicians ... Voice to parliament and global warming left in the cold - which, somehow, gets us to the casualisation of the workforce, particularly at universities ... Fly-in, fly-out law school lecturers ... Full Federal Court wrestles with a "casual employee" ... Read more ... 

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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 ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Read more ... 

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    "I am really and truly pleased that I have been vindicated and that the court has preserved the presumption of innocence."   

    Tom Domican, "colourful" Sydney identity, who provided security services to a Kings Cross drug dealer, after settling for $100,000 his defamation case against nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim and Pan Macmillan. September 13, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    David Hunt remembered ... Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law ...The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... Tributes from Graham Hryce, David Rolph, Justice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Sentencing terror ... Fabulous sentencing transcript from County Court, Victoria ... Judge James Montgomery and counsel wrestle with the dates and the years ... Pythonesque proceedings ... Court reporter struggles to keep up ... Tears to the eyes ... From the archive, June 2012 ... Read more ... 




    London Calling

    Alexander, or Boris, the Great ... Incoming First Lord of the Treasury ... Opinions and hatchet jobs galore ... Former editor turned pollie ... Mrs May heads for the palace, and then the hills ... From Leverhulme, our man in the Old Dart 

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    Departure lounge

    Wokka bows out after a quarter-century as chief stoker in the Federal Court boiler-room ... Sex-obsessed barrister's ticket gets confiscated ... The bar n' grill sits on his hands for an extended period ... Bottom fondling at the LCA ... Theodora reports 

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    Never Look Away

    A new film from the maker of Lives of Others ... Portrait of a young artist in Germany during and after the war ... Sterilisation of the "unfit" ... The aunt, the artist, the Nazi doctor and his daughter ... A romantic epic about art, love and war, reviewed by Miss Lumière 

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    Mucking about on boats

    The Sue Neill-Fraser case ... Was there blood where the forensic people claimed? ... Limitations of luminol ... Tasmanians riven by doubts ... Divergent findings ... A fresh appeal has been invited ... Procrustes looks at the evidence 

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    Appealing solicitors

    The NSW CA turns down two appeals from solicitors in strife with the Bureau de Spank ... Old timer's dodgy dealings with estates and property ... Suspended with conditions ... Now struck off the jam roll ... Another solicitor forgot to tell the Law Society about her suspension as a migration agent ... So many things to worry about ... Duty of candour ... Janek Drevikovsky reports  

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    Shutuppa ya face

    Sal Vasta in fresh horror ... More bullying, overbearing and threatening conduct from the judge ... Vasta makes a pig's ear out of application to amend a statement of claim ... Transcript reveals Vasta's alarming judicial style ... Litigant in person removed from court ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Blessings from the Murray

    Religious freedom to discriminate on disability grounds ... Anglicans in court ... Illness has no place in God's design, especially when money is involved ... Diocese of the Murray ... Allegations of bullying ... Janek Drevikovsky reports from the City of Churches 

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    Reds in the bed

    Unreal events rendered lifeless in Red Joan ... The chutney-making housewife who passed on atomic research secrets to the Soviet Union ... A nice job at the Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association ... The true story of the spy Melita Norwood is yet to come ... Miss Lumière is deeply unmoved with this version 

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    Panda claws solicitor 

    Panda politics at USyd's Student Representative Council ... Student politicians terminate the SRC's long-standing lawyer ... More lawyers enter the melee at 10 paces ... Allegations back and forth on Facebook ... Lawyer refuses to act for SRC president in defamation case ... Barely Legal sums up the issues 

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