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    "It is my vision for this country as your prime minister to keep the promise of Australia to all Australians. 

    I believe that Australia is a promise to everyone who has the great privilege to call themselves Australian. It's the promise that allows Australians quietly going about their lives to realise their simple, honest aspirations." 

    Vision statement from prime minister Scott Morrison, launching the Liberal Party campaign, May 12, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Muddied oafs ... It was 1956 - Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Workplace law offers possible redress for immigration detainees

    Max Costello argues that OHS law could extend to immigration detention centres, schools and orphanages where children and others are abused ... Inquiries should explore the application of workplace law ... Legislation binds the Commonwealth 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    News from the Wardroom

    Former Adelaide footlights performer steps-up to new role as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association ... Alex Ward also embedded in the history of the Australian Military Court ... Kevin Childs is on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    QE11 cauldron on the boil

    Application for Qld CJ to recuse himself for apprehended bias in Daniel Morecombe murder appeal ... Close association with Braveheart's campaigner ... "Administrative error" by CJ results in court of appeal being misled ... Carmody intercedes on behalf of a former client 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    Public ownership does not debase standards: Grech

    Slater & Gordon's Andrew Grech responds to criticism by Theodora that his firm is a profit-driven factory, delivering industrialised law with the aim of maximising shareholder profits 

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    Friday
    Apr242015

    Lingering chest pains

    UPDATE: It's not as though NSW is short of shady wheeler-dealers ... Now the High Court has turned them into respectable captains of industry ... The reversal in fortunes may be short-lived ... Inspector Dave bursts a valve ... Cunneen Defence League on massive recruitment drive ... Inconsistencies aplenty 

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    Tuesday
    Apr212015

    Solicitors caught in costs storm 

    Supremes in Victoria and NSW make costs orders against solicitors for their misconduct in litigation ... Watershed moments ... Inappropriate and scandalous material ... False allegations ... Referral to the Law Society ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Monday
    Apr202015

    Roll call

    Canberra man with alcohol struggle admitted to the jam roll with conditions attached ... Concern that delay in his admission would adversely affect him financially ... Justice Betty King lets fly at Victorian authorities for dragging the chain in the case of a Ponzi fraudster ... Victims left in the cold ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Sunday
    Apr192015

    Former Commonwealth attack dog makes good 

    Procrustes roams the waterfront ... Lifestyle choices ... Gushes of enthusiasm greet Michelle Gordon's appointment ... Brandis blinkered, again ... Banana Benders impasse ... Memories of Julian Salomons and Albert Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan 

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Hard work is its own dividend 

    DPP in search of a "dynamic and realistic" direction ... Rude signage upset crowns ... Morgan Ryan sues over He Who Must Be Obeid ... The "Little Mate", aged 95, wants an expedited hearing  

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