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Taxing times ... Solicitor preferred paying lease fees for Merc and Beemer rather than paying his tax ... Duties of a director of an incorporated legal practice ... Cash flow problems ... Louise Hall reports ... Read more ... 

Justinian Columnists

The State of the Union ... The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Roger Fitch on the front line ... Read more ... 

Justinian's Bloggers

Imperilled by the Barnababy ... What's an embarassing clown like Barnaby Joyce doing as deputy prime minister of Australia? ... This sort of regressive, oafish, politician is well past his use-by date ... Artemus Jones looks at the mess the government has made of the Joyce affair and Turnbull's limited options to save himself from more ruin ... Read more ... 

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    It's like asking people when they've had food poisoning from fish whether they'd eat fish again. They always say 'no'. But within a month or so you're sitting down having barramundi with them." 

    Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explaining why he thinks the story about his affair with a younger member of his staff and associated job preferment is a passing event that will fade from public attention. Fairfax Media, February 20, 2018 ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Concerning Champagne ... Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains - just in time for Christmas ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Atanaskovic wins over-wrought billings battle ... Chang, Pistilli and Simmons – former partners of Antagonistic Heartless – go down in fight about their share of late recorded billings … Too much distrust, too little courtesy ... From our archive, March 12, 2010  ... Read more ... 



    One out, all out

    Federal courts' staff go all-blue collar ... Court bruvvers and sisters united in walk out ... Darrin, please explain ... Rerun for Jeff Phillips at bar elections ... Devious theories behind the Pascoe appointment ... Theodora's Goings On ... 

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    Fresh miseries from Dutton

    New Migration Act amendments ... Strip searching detainees in immigration detention ... Prohibited "things" to be determined by the minister ... Use of dogs to search detainees ... More humiliations ... Peach Melba files 

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    Food diary

    Barely Legal's constant hunt for free nourishment ... Sustenance on a student's miserable stipend ... Exam time and destitution ... Failing to live off the fat of the law 

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    Speaking up, and down, for equality

    Same-sex marriage ... "Equality" and "discrimination" are the themes adopted by most of the professional law bodies around the country ... It's difficult for lawyers to argue against equality ... Instead, timid lawyers stay schtum ... Portraits in nervousness ... Here's our survey of how the bars and law societies have got to grips with a proposed change to the Marriage Act 

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    Lapses, failings and breaches see Melbourne solicitor put off the track for nine months ... A lack of insight ... Bankruptcy ... Madeline White follows the chaotic trail 

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    Solicitor's swindle faces head-on collision

    How to rob a bank with a ball-point pen ... A long and expensive fraud results in the inevitable - an order for striking off ... Bogus loan applications … Ponzi scheme … Victoria's most expensive case of fraud and deception … Luan Whitworth on the case 

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    Hypocrite alert

    Young Christian sacked by employer because she was a NO voter ... SSM ... Andrew Bolt, never the sharpest tool in the shed, makes a mess of his free speech credentials ... Subeta Vimalarajah on inconsistent anti-discrimination laws 

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    Saudi women drivers and the HR plague

    One small step for women in  Saudi Arabia ... A step back for Channel 7's Amy Taeuber ... Sex discrimination legislation and the human resources bubble ... Same sex marriage and the failure of advocacy ... Remembering Alfred Dreyfus ... Procrustes opens a vein 

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    Slaters sliced

    Pulling up the anchor at Slater & Gordon ... Where are the silken crime briefs? ... Bulletin from The Map ... Language of the law ... Human right to use the court's bathroom ... Theodora reports 

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