Free Newsletter sign-up
how fascism works

Editor's Choice
Search Justinian

 

 

Justinian's news stories

Judicial speedster ... Full Federal Court bounces another decision from Sandy Street in the Federal Circuit Court ... Conduct of the hearing "fell short of what was desirable" ... Inadequate reasons in another review heard by Street required the full court to rehear the application ... Read more ... 


Justinian Columnists

Two Aunties ... The long history of ABC dramas and threats to the public broadcaster's independence ... Churchill led the way with attacks on the Beeb ... Litigation that reinforced independence ... The buffeting will never stop ... Procrustes tunes in ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

When only the victim speaks the truth ... Book review ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... Where the complainant is distressed that the accused's evidence questioned her version of events ... Joanna Jenkins defends natural justice in the face of a victim's anger ... Sentencing juvenile offenders ... Read more ... 

This form does not yet contain any fields.

    "It appears that, of the very large number of motions on which my office's views are routinely sought, this one was not escalated to me because it was interpreted in my office as a motion opposing racism. The associations of the language were not picked up. Had it been raised directly with me those issues would have been identified."  

    Attorney General Christian Porter after tweeting that the Senate motion, "It's OK to be white", confirms that the "government deplores racism". October 16, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    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

    Capital offences ... Fabulous Phil Ruddock works his magic on the family law amendments ... The next Lord Haw Haw is probably lurking in the ranks of the press gallery ... Bunter Downer lays the ground for a few more executions of Australians by our friendly neighbours ... Polly Peck reports ... From Justinian's archive, December 12, 2005 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    Oct182015

    Marksmanship

    Assessing the true academic capacity of law students ... Consequences for professional employment ... Variations in methods of marking ... John Eldridge and Rebecca McEwen examine how best to achieve fairness and consistency 

    Read more 

    Thursday
    Oct152015

    Remembering Andre Simon

    Gabriel Wendler on Andre Simon ... Founder of the Wine and Food Society ... Prolific author on grape related matters ... Champagne aficionado ... Expert witness in wine litigation ... One bottle left in his cellar at time of death 

    Read more 

    Friday
    Sep252015

    Dear barrister - why don't you toss out the toffs at the top?

    NSW bar elections loom and Margaret Cunneen is out of the blocks early with a campaigning missive ... Letter to members attacking bar leaders ... Unheard of politicking ... Council disfunction ... Vote for ME, I share your distress ... Mother Margaret will look after you 

    Read more | Subscribe 

    Friday
    Sep252015

    The Wolf of Phillip Street

    Drugs and lawyers ... Lawyers and drugs ... Getting busted while on the roll ... The stories that 'come up' at lunch ... Don't forget the CCTV cameras ... From our baby barrister blogger, Unrobed 

    Read more 

    Thursday
    Sep242015

    Humans want their rights

    Queensland on high alert as human rights bandwagon starts to roll ... Eight year review of Vic's Charter of Rights calls for more teeth, less gum 

    Read more | Subscribe 

    Thursday
    Sep242015

    Moot point

    Barely Legal does his first moot and has an out-of-body realisation ... Of course, it's about the "experience" - never mind the winning ... Breathe in, breathe out ... Our student-at-law blogs 

    Read more 

    Wednesday
    Sep232015

    Fit and proper

    Discipline & Bondage ... From Queensland to NSW, appeal judges have been scratching their noggins trying to work out what's fit and proper ... The extent to which past misconduct affects current properness ... A practitioner who, as a teenager, accessed child porn is F&P, while a solicitor who helps himself to a temporary loan from his clients' pool of cash, is not ... Emily Meller and Kate Lilly reporting 

    Read more | Subscribe

    Sunday
    Sep202015

    Advocaat's immunity - shaken and stirred

    Advocates immunity up for review in the High Court ... Justice John Byrne challenges his mother's $17 million estate ... Carol Cunneen has her say about sister Margaret 

    Read more | Subscribe

    Thursday
    Sep172015

    The salad days of Malcolm Turnbull

    The new prime minister's celebrated missteps and misjudgments ... Blunderbuss ... Overplaying his Costigan hand ... Trauma at Tourang ... Goldman Sachs and FAI ... Not-so-ancient history 

    Read more | Subscribe