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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 ... 



    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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    Into the fray

    Circuit Court judge over the line in family law property case ... Too many questions from the bench, expressions of disbelief, sarcasm, procedural unfairness ... Ginger Snatch reports 

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    All in the family

    On the cusp of federal courts restructure ... Caustic advice to Thee-Wigs Willy Alstergren on how to run the Family Court's appeal division ... New head of the division has limited family law experience, as does the chief justice ... Recipe for unhappiness ... Rules, requirements and ruminations 

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    The kindness of strangers

    Qld CA clean bowls admissions board which got hung-up on graduate's trivial mistakes ... SA Full Court not so kind to solicitor who made false claims for legal aid funds ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Independence Day

    The illusion of "independence" … Hayne royal commission brings new meaning to the word "independent" ... AMP, Clayton Utz, Catherine Brenner and the massaging of an independent report ... Clutz alumni Brian Salter is the fall-guy ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Chip off the old Brott

    Benched solicitor out of time in defamation action ... Second bite of the defamation cherry with law firm and barrister in the frame ... Nick Bonyhady reports courtside  

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    Misconduct case over scam and blackmail allegations

    Conveyancing fracas and thunderous emails lead to misconduct proceedings ... Gadens' partner complains to VLSC ... Strike-out refused by VCAT ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Dot and the dinosaurs

    Barbie - the perfect spectator for carnivore battles ... Hubris and delusion ... How partners' meetings have changed ... Women don't talk like that ... Dorothy, our partner at big law, looks at evolutionary developments 

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