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    Former High Court judge Susan Crennan at the unveiling of the portrait of Melbourne barrister Peter O'Callagan QC who ran Archbishop Pell's Melbourne Response to sexual abuse by priests. The Royal Commission reported that he failed to report criminal offences to the police. September 26, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Friday
    May292015

    Danger free zones

    Complaints about conflicted lawyers thrown out of court ... Barrister free to act against former client and "friend" ... And Mum can act as a solicitor for her daughter in a family estate dispute ... Emilie Lentz reports from courtside 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Fury Road

    Death cults and more ... Abbott is in heaven with the latest in the Mad Max franchise ... The Septics are eyeing the Cocos Islands for a base ... Tearing down Cecil Rhodes ... Memorials that give the other side of history ... Procrustes blogs 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Where's the evidence?

    AFP drops inquiry into whether an inducement was offerered to Prof. Gillian Triggs by the government ... Investigation stymied by "loss" of notes taken by departmental secretary ... FOI request shows failure to follow security procedures ... Little information to corroborate that the notes were ever missing ... Alex McKean takes it further 

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    Monday
    May252015

    Poor Bluto

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody says he'll resign if the attorney general meets his conditions ... The "experiment" that failed ... AG standing firm, while Carmody plays the violin ... When will we hear the last tune? 

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Certification of Carmody's incapacity

    Cowan appeal ... Carmody CJ certifies he is incapable of delivering appeal judgment ... CJ on sick leave for a month ... Stark difference in written submissions from the parties ... Carmody wanted secret hearing 

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    Friday
    May152015

    Party time in Sydney

    Skulduggery thwarted ... Bar secretary apologises ... A new "working party" to get QC selection up and flying ... Meanwhile there was a huge knees-up for the launch of New Chambers in the Deutschland building 

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    Tuesday
    May122015

    Barbarians inside the gate

    Turmoil at the NSW Bar n' Grill as restorationists push ahead with their demand for royal plumage ... Federal Court rumours ... Chief Justice lock-out ... Van Diemen's Land briefs haggle to hook onto the government teat 

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    Monday
    May112015

    Can there ever be enough lawyers?

    Record numbers of law graduates being minted ... Australia currently producing one new graduate per 2,000 head of population ... Universities cranking them out ... More lawyers per head than the USA ... Comparative lawyer output in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA ... Bright futures dimming 

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    Sunday
    May102015

    Ongoing drama at the Cauldron

    No apprehension here ... Queensland chief justice too biased to know he's biased ... No alternative but to withdraw from Cowan appeal ... Emails and memoranda show extent of judicial fracture ... CJ unable to produce important judgment ... Bluto in strife, again 

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