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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
    Mar062015

    The madness of Senator George Brandis 

    The attacks on Prof. Gillian Triggs by the prime minister and the attorney general have made her position stronger than ever ... The preposterous Gorgeous George Brandis ... Twists and turns of the job offer that wasn't an inducement ... Not since Marcus Einfeld's time has the HRC attracted such heat 

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    Friday
    Mar062015

    Judges in the money

    Victoria's judges get control of the money ... Courts wrenched free of the public servants ... Sword and purse ... Review of the cheesy Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities ... Yarraside Yarns 

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    Thursday
    Mar052015

    Secret plan to defenestrate NSW LRC

    NSW Department of Justice wants to hijack the staff of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission ... The commission, as we know and love it, would cease to exist ... Independent law reform reporting threatened ... LRC starved of work and withering on the vine  

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    Tuesday
    Mar032015

    The dog ate the homework

    Secretary of the Attorney General's Department loses crucial notes of conversation with Senator Brandis and Gillian Triggs ... Chris Moraitis' briefcase goes missing on world trip ... What else was in the briefcase that might pose a risk to the nation's security? ... Losing confidence ... Public Service Code of Conduct needs to be followed ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean are on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Mar032015

    A ray of sunshine for the Sunshine State

    Queensland's new attorney general and her shadow ... A refreshing change ... Prospect of genuine bipartisan engagement on law and justice policies ... Peter Callaghan SC says it's time to restore judicial discretions 

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    Monday
    Mar022015

    A false claims led recovery

    Barry Lane has a fix for the budget deficit and Joe Hockey's revenue woes ... A False Claims Act would generate rivers of gold for the Treasury ... Using whistleblowers to unstitch rorts by corporates and charities who are contracted to deliver government services 

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    Sunday
    Mar012015

    Harmers: stuck in the honey pot

    James Ashby and Harmers fail in lunge for Commonwealth to pay costs of proceedings against former Speaker, Peter Slipper ... The latest, and maybe final, chapter in one of the nation's grubbiest political escapades 

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    Monday
    Feb232015

    Hicks: the questions that should have been asked

    The Guantánamo torture diaries that have rocked the best-seller lists ... The Howard government's manifold blunders in the Hicks' case ... Imperial demands ... The United States' exceptional interpretations of the law of war ... Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch, reports 

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    Friday
    Feb202015

    Modern Britain

    Leverhulme's London Calling ... Wolf Hall should get real ... Ruination of the Beeb ... Live crosses ... Lynton Crosby pulling Cameron's strings ... Role of the Church of England ... Parents have a right to be immoral 

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