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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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    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... 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 ... 


     

    Sunday
    Mar012015

    Harmers: stuck in the honey pot

    James Ashby and Harmers fail in lunge for Commonwealth to pay costs of proceedings against former Speaker, Peter Slipper ... The latest, and maybe final, chapter in one of the nation's grubbiest political escapades 

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    Monday
    Feb232015

    Hicks: the questions that should have been asked

    The Guantánamo torture diaries that have rocked the best-seller lists ... The Howard government's manifold blunders in the Hicks' case ... Imperial demands ... The United States' exceptional interpretations of the law of war ... Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch, reports 

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    Friday
    Feb202015

    Modern Britain

    Leverhulme's London Calling ... Wolf Hall should get real ... Ruination of the Beeb ... Live crosses ... Lynton Crosby pulling Cameron's strings ... Role of the Church of England ... Parents have a right to be immoral 

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    Thursday
    Feb192015

    The unbelievable Malcolm Turnbull

    Government claims it is leading the way in releasing children from detention ... In fact, the Abbott government held children in detention more than six times longer than Labor ... Release only speeded-up after senators blackmailed to pass amendments to the Migration Act ... A look at the HRC's disturbing findings 

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    Monday
    Feb162015

    Suffer the children

    Human Rights Commission and Prof. Gillian Triggs targeted by the bully brigade ... Miserable move to deflect attention from policy of mistreatment of children in immigration detention ... Labor culpable, but Coalition used children as political pawns  

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    Sunday
    Feb152015

    Campbell's Soup

    Defamatorium ... Defamation action by Gold Coast lawyers against the former premier and conveyancer general ... Identification ... Lawyers in general ... Bikie lawyers specifically ... Doorstops where the door slams in the the major's face ... Defence prepared by solicitor general, who usually advises the government about ongoing indemnity? 

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    Friday
    Feb132015

    Please explain

    VicBar in a tangle over gender neutrality ... For and against "chairman" or "president" ... Barrister ties Abbott in knots ... Greatest living human being to perform in one man show ... Liberal Party donor and crony elbowed onto the Judicial Commission ... Kate strikes back  

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    Tuesday
    Feb102015

    Wine encounters in London

    Wendler in London ... Cruising Gordon's Wine Bar, Penfolds Wine Lounge and a Russian oligarch's lavish venture, Hedonism Wines ... Unfortunately, the Stinking Bishop was missing 

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    Thursday
    Feb052015

    Young man on the up and up 

    Winner of the Thawley prize channels Dyse in tone and ideology ... Essay about keeping wretched bureaucrats in their place so freedom may blossom ... Keep an eye on this Dyson duplicate 

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