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Northern Ireland, Australia's socially nervous cousin ... Leverhulme catches-up with Belfast lawyer Ciaran Moynagh ... Fighting the fight for minorities in Northern Ireland ... On the front line of the struggle for marriage equality ... Echoes of Australia ... Read more ... 



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Being 'un-Australian' ... Refugee Advice and Casework Service ... Setbacks, survival, evolution ... Legal work for refugees in a shifting policy environment ... Handling Peter Dutton's deadline ... Senior RACS lawyer Alison Ryan talks to Subeta Vimalarajah ... Read more ... 

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    "Like most, I have tried to be there for friends and family who are gay."  

    Former prime minister Tony Abbott, leading anti-marriage equality campaigner. Fairfax Media, September 13, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    The High Court walks down the aisle on postal appropriation ... The High Court hearings on the same-sex marriage postal survey ... The subjective state of Mathias Cormann's mind comes under the microscope ... Whether the advance to the finance minister was "urgent" and "unforeseen" ... Plaintiffs' and Commonwealth's arguments reviewed by Scott Young ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Who killed Dr Kelly? ... Clarence Darrow and the vanishing art of advocacy … Doctors convinced David Kelly was murdered … Alex Mitchell files from what’s left of Fleet Street ... From Justinian's archive, July 20, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Aug172015

    Bush lawyers are just the ticket

    The worst job market for new lawyers is in South Australia ... SA law society's ethics unit examining a new law firm that promises work and training for lawyer interns, if they pay $20,000 plus ... In the meantime, the message for new graduates is "go bush" ... Barely Legal blogs 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    Fees please

    Years of to-and-fro between tribunal and appeal court over failure to pay barrister's fee and other complaints against a NSW solicitor ... John Basten takes control and six years after the law society issued a summary reprimand, that decision is upheld ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    "A stainless reputation for punctilious integrity"

    Ideological warrior Dyson Heydon lets his ultra-conservative credentials hang out ... Not a good look ... The varied quality of "punctilious integrity" ... Stainless commissioner stains the Royal Commission 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    A "must" read

    Timbo's last judgment as Qld CJ ... Contenders for the chief's job ... Ken Hayne's portrait 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    Librarian's lament

    Victimisation at the NSW ODPP ... Why is Silbert's advice on Cunneen secret? ... Police bring their guns to court ... Tony Abbott on the role of the courts - the new Joh Bjelke Petersen ... Waterstreet with rough fingers 

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    Fighting the unprivileged in court

    Former AG Eric Holder goes back to big law ... Possible reward for failing to prosecute banks ... TPP will see Australian health care targeted by predatory US insurers ... New trend of prosecuting foreign "unprivileged" fighters in US civil courts ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    More serious disquiet

    Federal Court's Geoffrey Flick concerned about some of Judge Sandy Street's refugee decisions in the Federal Circuit Court  ... Judge refused extensions of time for applicants, even where the minister consented ...Flick flicks the cases to another judge ... Start again ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Tuesday
    Aug042015

    Nothing unnatural going on here

    Public hearing into the conduct of Judge Garry Neilson wraps-up ... Conduct Division of the Judicial Commission now weighing the various "punishments" ... Reeducation camp, no more sex cases,  private spanking with a wet lettuce leaf ... Emily Meller reports 

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    Monday
    Aug032015

    Judge caught in society's taboos

    NSW Judicial Commission examines conduct of District Court judge Garry Neilson ... "Mortified" that his words have been unhappily interpreted ... Putting homosexuality in the same category as incest ... The eugenics approach to criminal law ... Emily Meller reporting courtside 

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