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Murder most foul ... Kathleen Folbigg ... Keli Lane ... Tim Anderson ... Gordon Wood ... Convictions and quashes ... Prisoners walk free ... Speculations and winning ways ... The line that is crossed ... Prosecutorial controversies ... A special report ... Read more ... 


Justinian Columnists

Law of the tribe ... Former USyd law dean champions Indigenous law degree in Canada ... Juris indigenarum doctor ... Australian law schools yet to embrace the opportunity ... Asking tough questions about Indigenous legal orders ... Corporate support ... Nick Bonyhady talks with Jeremy Webber ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Encryption legislation is "fatally flawed" ... The government's proposed law to unscramble encrypted communications ... Threats to confidential sources ... A new invasion of privacy ... Cybersecurity undermined ... Nick Bonyhady reports ... Read more ... 

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    "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 ... 


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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

    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
    Aug302015

    Heydon's amazing last minute realisation

    Lingering doubts about the royal commissioner's state of mind ... Garfield Barwick lecture ... Commissioner refuses to release all documents ... We're now in cover-up mode 

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    Friday
    Aug282015

    Vic Bar stitches-up the play for queen's counsel

    Same tired, old untested stuff in the Kellam report recommending retention of Victoria's QCs ... Claims of economic value, getting rid of "confusion" and preserving independence ... Evidence wanting ... Creating a choice that isn't a choice ... Miracle cure for deeper ills 

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Costly HIH fallout

    Claim that Sydney solicitor overcharged former HIH executive $700,000 ... Byzantine submissions ... HH says time to stop the skirmishing and get on with the trial ... Kate Lilly reporting 

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Pollies huddle in Cunneen's corner

    Leaks, Latham and Levine ... NSW parliamentary committee on ICAC gets to work ... Transcript released ... Putting "free kicks and butterflies" in context ... Questions that ICAC need not answer ... Frisson on display ... Alex Mitchell ringside 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Master tacticians 

    Leverhulme looks at the work of John Freeman of Face to Face fame and Jeremy Hutchinson QC, the top trial lawyer of his time  ... Cross examining Lord Birkett and other treats ... London Calling 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Dysing with disaster

    UPDATE ... Wrinkles in the Dyson Heydon story ... Parsing the emails ... A speech lost for all time ... Pulling out of the Barwick lecture moments before the story broke ... A history of "overlooking" ... Amazements aplenty 

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    Monday
    Aug172015

    Bush lawyers are just the ticket

    The worst job market for new lawyers is in South Australia ... SA law society's ethics unit examining a new law firm that promises work and training for lawyer interns, if they pay $20,000 plus ... In the meantime, the message for new graduates is "go bush" ... Barely Legal blogs 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    Fees please

    Years of to-and-fro between tribunal and appeal court over failure to pay barrister's fee and other complaints against a NSW solicitor ... John Basten takes control and six years after the law society issued a summary reprimand, that decision is upheld ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    "A stainless reputation for punctilious integrity"

    Ideological warrior Dyson Heydon lets his ultra-conservative credentials hang out ... Not a good look ... The varied quality of "punctilious integrity" ... Stainless commissioner stains the Royal Commission 

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