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News from the font of misfeasance ... ICAC chalks-up another win ... Corrupt businessman's notice to produce sent packing ... Journalist's campaign against ICAC founders ... Bizarre straddle on UN meddling ... Read more ... 

Justinian Columnists

Tommy Playford - South Australia's energy socialist ... Procrustes reviews a new film, The NEG ... Everything new is old again ... How South Australia's Tom Playford split the government with his energy policy, but captured the support of Labor ... Why didn't Turnbull take a leaf from Sir Thomas' book? ... Read more ... 



Justinian's Bloggers

Herogram for a CLC ... Inner Melbourne Community Legal's first 40 years ... Started by big-wigs for disadvantaged citizens ... Health-Justice partnerships ... Legal-Social partnerships ... Peach Melba on a vibrant social-justice model  ... Read more ... 

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    "I've never known an editor in this country that has ever suggested Rupert Murdoch or any family member has intructed them to do anything ..." 

    John Hartigan, long-serving Murdoch retainer, responding to Kevin Rudd's description of News Corp as a "cancer" on democracy. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 28, 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

    Saving newsprint by omitting drivel ... Election advice – ignore the War Party ... Abe Saffron – libel terrorist ... Rugby notes ... Conniptions at Uni of Syd over Challis chair and law school merger ... Evan Whitton at large ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2010 ... Read more ... 



    America! America!

    Judicial coup d'état ... Partisan Republicans on the US Supreme Court purge the voter rolls ... Tainted appointee Neil Gorsuch does his bit ... No more swing decisions as Anthony Kennedy resigns ... Torture queen at the helm of the CIA ... The most absurd Guantánamo case ... Roger Fitch, Our man in Washington, reports 

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    Making fun of the government

    The Parliament of Fools ... Anne Twomey and Benedict Coyne discuss amendments to the Criminal Code dealing with impersonating a Commonwealth body ... Prison time for those who are outside the narrow exemptions ... Boilermaker Bill gets a dose of the "chilling effect" 

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    Fresh disruption

    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 

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    Time limits on suspended tickets

    NSW Law Society flat-footed over temporary suspension of solicitor ... Allegations of deficiencies, falsification and breaches ... Time's up ... Due process versus public safety ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Get fucked - rude letter following

    Repeated calls for ferocious litigator to "step back" and take a cold shower ... History repeats itself ... Fervid correspondence ... Disproportionate amounts of time and money fighting over piddling matters ... Too much ego, too little reason ... Being impaled by Vlad the Impaler 

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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 ... Cabinet documents and disclosure ... Too much secrecy about settlements ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta 

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    Transmission interrupted 

    Father of murdered family wants release of a psychologist's report revealing his relationship with his children and former partner ... Channel 7 applies for access ... WA Family Court denies permission ... At pains to point out that there's no cover-up, but proposed TV broadcast is not appropriate ... Nick Bonyhady reports from courtside  

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    When "no" can mean "yes"

    A jury thought there was evidence that the complainant in the Luke Lazarus rape case was not consenting ... Yet the judges couldn't find a way to accept that ... Now we are likely to see some change to NSW's version of "consent" ... Community expectations at odds with the outcome 

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    Ticket please

    Seize the day ... Audacious outsider trying to burst onto lawyers' patch ... When is legal work not legal work? ... Chicken Treat upset ... Unsuccessful attempt to introduce unticketed legal services ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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