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Information that democracy needs ... Bret Walker SC's Whitlam oration ... It was a dark and stormy night ... Opening the drapes to let the light flood in ... The State and secrecy ... Suggestions for ICAC ... Legal professional privilege and advice to government ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta ... Read more ... 



Justinian's Bloggers

Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog  ... Read more ... 

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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 



    Who is the real Inspector Clouseau?

    Former ICAC commissioner David Ipp rejects The Australian's criticism of the Doyles Creek Mining corruption findings ... Corrupt grant of exploration licence that robbed the state of well over $50 million ... Misplaced attack on ICAC inquiry 

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    Salaciousness disguised as gravitas

    Book launch news ... Defamatorium ... Launch by Justinian's editor of David Rolph's steamy, yet scholarly, work on defamation law ... Cocktails and nourishment turned on by Gilbert + Tobin ... Historic occasion on which a book was not launched by Michael Kirby 

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    Prison - the new normal

    Law Council's Indigenous imprisonment symposium ... Cutting the incarceration rate ... Growing concern amid the political inaction ... Suggestions, policies, strategies ... Where to start? ... From Kate Lilly at Conferenceville 

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    Chinese whispers

    Former Keddies man successfully fends off claims he breached court order to keep away from a former client ... Overcharging ... Whether Scott Roulstone had "communicated" with the client by addressing a cheque to him ... Candour and honesty ... Bar ordered to issue a trading ticket ... Some unexplained issues linger 

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    Emu roadkill in Austria

    Britain and the EU ... In or Out ... Conferenceville in Europe ... Hot-tubbing ... Hybrid nature of international arbitration ... No schnitzel for Leverhulme in Austria ... Germans preoccupied by Syrian refugees ... Hold the roast goose ... London Calling 

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    Made in the USA

    The Americans couldn't believe their luck in drawing Andrew Robb as Australia's TPP negotiator ... New war crimes swing into action ... The problem with Syrian refugees ... Judicial rewards for lawyers who dream-up dodgy advice on drones and torture ... From Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Recusal news

    A decade's worth of recusals ... Judges are taken, or take themselves, off cases where the appearance of conflicts looms too large ... Bias survey in the wake of the unsuccessful disqualification application in Dyson Heydon's case ... From Emily Meller 

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    God save the queen

    Remembrance Day 1975 ... Why didn't Gough go straight to the High Court, instead of eating a steak? ... Big field for Law Council of Australia council elections ... Trouble locating a permanent CEO for the LCA ... Soapy freezes out the Australian Law Reform Commission 

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    Tragic comic

    More revelations about Forbes Chambers' leading self-promoter ... Call for help to prepare newspaper article ... Promise of money and taxi fare ... Young woman disappointed to receive signed copy of autobiography ... Facebook furore 

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