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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 ... 



    A post-institutional world

    The Law Institute of Victoria faces turmoil and losses ... Only 66 percent of practising solicitors are members ... The NSW solicitors club is booming with a 90 percent membership rate and a big fat balance sheet 

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    Barristers contretemps over Coco Roco fees

    Solicitor decides not to get in the way of barristers' stoush over fees ... Ancient defamation case still causing angst ... Three musketeers of the defamation bar jousting over a "small amount of money" ... Equity rescues the common law ... Stephen Murray reports 

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    Back office

    ALRC in the senate spotlight ... Family Court PR machine challenged ... Hobart chambers no guns policy ... Latest Goings On with Theodora 

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    How to design a dromedary

    Family judges playing in the second division win the toss ... First division players to be sent off the field ... Welcome to the new-old Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia - a multi-level judicial sweatshop where enmities can fester 

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    Snowflakes rule

    London Calling ... Friends and colleagues of Leverhulme complain about entitled millennials ... Spoiled and complaining brats will be a problem for law firms ... Stories from the front line ... Royal wedding ... The safety of London taxis 

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    Bill-able hours - my-nute increments

    Overstepping the crease ... Criticism of judges and how they handle it ... Geoffrey Ma, CJ of HK Final Court of Appeals, plays a straight bat ... UTS moot court and swearing in public ... Indigenous incarceration ... Around the Grounds with Boilermaker Bill 

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    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 

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    The wide and deep "missing middle"

    Funding models and costs for legal services ... A voice from deep within Victoria Legal Aid ... Bare-boned applicants for legal aid ... Federal funding the lowest for 20 years ... Peach Melba on the barricades 

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    Missing in action

    Where's Virginia? ... 100% of new Tasmanian silks are women ... Notes from The Map ... Coroners can't cope ... Street talk ... Solicitor spanked and thanked ... Theorora reports 

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