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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 ... 

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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 ... 


     

    Friday
    May292015

    Lawrie, Lawrie Halleluja

    Cost battle looms over disastrous findings for former NT opposition leader and her brief Alistair Wyvill ... Waiver of client privilege ... The CLP's sting operation that actually stung ... Kevin Childs, with Top End field agent Buffalo Bruce, on the case 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Danger free zones

    Complaints about conflicted lawyers thrown out of court ... Barrister free to act against former client and "friend" ... And Mum can act as a solicitor for her daughter in a family estate dispute ... Emilie Lentz reports from courtside 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Fury Road

    Death cults and more ... Abbott is in heaven with the latest in the Mad Max franchise ... The Septics are eyeing the Cocos Islands for a base ... Tearing down Cecil Rhodes ... Memorials that give the other side of history ... Procrustes blogs 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Where's the evidence?

    AFP drops inquiry into whether an inducement was offerered to Prof. Gillian Triggs by the government ... Investigation stymied by "loss" of notes taken by departmental secretary ... FOI request shows failure to follow security procedures ... Little information to corroborate that the notes were ever missing ... Alex McKean takes it further 

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    Monday
    May252015

    Poor Bluto

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody says he'll resign if the attorney general meets his conditions ... The "experiment" that failed ... AG standing firm, while Carmody plays the violin ... When will we hear the last tune? 

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Certification of Carmody's incapacity

    Cowan appeal ... Carmody CJ certifies he is incapable of delivering appeal judgment ... CJ on sick leave for a month ... Stark difference in written submissions from the parties ... Carmody wanted secret hearing 

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    Friday
    May152015

    Party time in Sydney

    Skulduggery thwarted ... Bar secretary apologises ... A new "working party" to get QC selection up and flying ... Meanwhile there was a huge knees-up for the launch of New Chambers in the Deutschland building 

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    Tuesday
    May122015

    Barbarians inside the gate

    Turmoil at the NSW Bar n' Grill as restorationists push ahead with their demand for royal plumage ... Federal Court rumours ... Chief Justice lock-out ... Van Diemen's Land briefs haggle to hook onto the government teat 

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    Monday
    May112015

    Can there ever be enough lawyers?

    Record numbers of law graduates being minted ... Australia currently producing one new graduate per 2,000 head of population ... Universities cranking them out ... More lawyers per head than the USA ... Comparative lawyer output in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA ... Bright futures dimming 

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