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Murder most foul ... Kathleen Folbigg ... Keli Lane ... Tim Anderson ... Gordon Wood ... Convictions and quashes ... Prisoners walk free ... Speculations and winning ways ... The line that is crossed ... Prosecutorial controversies ... A special report ... Read more ... 

Justinian Columnists

Law of the tribe ... Former USyd law dean champions Indigenous law degree in Canada ... Juris indigenarum doctor ... Australian law schools yet to embrace the opportunity ... Asking tough questions about Indigenous legal orders ... Corporate support ... Nick Bonyhady talks with Jeremy Webber ... Read more ... 



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Encryption legislation is "fatally flawed" ... The government's proposed law to unscramble encrypted communications ... Threats to confidential sources ... A new invasion of privacy ... Cybersecurity undermined ... Nick Bonyhady reports ... Read more ... 

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    "It appears that, of the very large number of motions on which my office's views are routinely sought, this one was not escalated to me because it was interpreted in my office as a motion opposing racism. The associations of the language were not picked up. Had it been raised directly with me those issues would have been identified."  

    Attorney General Christian Porter after tweeting that the Senate motion, "It's OK to be white", confirms that the "government deplores racism". October 16, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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    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

    Capital offences ... Fabulous Phil Ruddock works his magic on the family law amendments ... The next Lord Haw Haw is probably lurking in the ranks of the press gallery ... Bunter Downer lays the ground for a few more executions of Australians by our friendly neighbours ... Polly Peck reports ... From Justinian's archive, December 12, 2005 ... Read more ... 



    Taxing matters

    Unticketed criminal barrister gets low-end fine for breaching undertakings about tax payments ... Misleading the Bar Council amounts to professional misdonduct ... A steep fine would put family home in  jeopardy ... Nick Bonyhady reports from NCAT 

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    Julian Morrow

    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 

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    Post-retirement judicial snafu

    Molonglo Bulletin ... Latest developments on the case of the unfortunate Mr Lewis, caught in the cruel machinery of the ACT Supreme Court ... Case that is long in the tooth ... Multiple judgments at cross-purposes ... Dickensian developments ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    King of the courts

    Expansion of the Federal Court empire sees Registrar on more pay than the judges ... Enlarged title ... Massive expansion of budgets, staff and judicial officers under territorial sway of bureaucratic operator par excellence ... Personal submission to President of the Remuneration Tribunal 

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    Pix People

    Family Court CJ on message with the attorney general ... Searching for Sarah Fregon's replacement at Vic's Bar ... Lease of life for Act of Settlement, 1701 ... Theodora reports 

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    Cases and catastrophes

    One more minus ... Support for Bernard Collaery ... Attempted throttling at chamber's drinkies ... Judges prefer Blackstone ... Dog of a case ... Adversarial difficulties in Latin America ... Theodora reports 

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    Rhodes scholars

    A gaggle of judges invade Rhodes ... The significance of Hellenism to contemporary legal issues ... Personal injury and audio-visual technology ... SA barristers stamping their tiny feet for QC gongs ... Murray Darling royal commission running out of water ... Significance for the Palace letters appeal ... Procrustes files 

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    Family Court: facts v fiction

    "Sources close to the Family Court" prepare a fact sheet that shoots holes in "Christian" Porter's case for abolishing the court ... Lies, damn lies and blatant falsities ... Family law restructure farcical ... Pitch for survival as judges mount the battlements ... Here's the judges' fact sheet, in full ... 

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    Inspector McClintock gives ICAC a clean bill of health

    Complaints against the NSW corruption watchdog dismissed ... Magistrate made an elementary mistake about exculpatory evidence  ... ICAC is not a court, it is part of the executive government ... Findings of corruption still stick despite bonkers beat-ups from News Corp hacks ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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