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    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 ... 


     

     

    Friday
    Mar272015

    Snakes and scum

    The Poet and the Beast ... Incendiary speech from well-respected retiring Queensland Supreme Court judge ... Banana Benders in a legal lather ... Chief Justice tried to meddle in appointment to Court of Disputed Returns while the government hung in the balance ... Former bar president accuses BAQ of failure to stand-up for the judges ... Where will it all end? 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Out and proud

    Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Republican senators' undiplomatic activities ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Taxation torments

    Law student attempts to extort payment of outrageous "fantasy" invoice from client ... Privileged documents supplied to the ATO ... $30 million assessment set aside because of misuse of client privilege ... In Melbourne, VCAT suspends the suspension of a local solicitor who was 11 years behind with his tax stuff ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Sunday
    Mar222015

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate

    Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore  

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    Saturday
    Mar212015

    From refugee to refugee lawyer

    The extraordinary journey of Marina Brizar ... From war torn Bosnia to refugee work in Australia ... The recipient of the LCA gong for Young Migration Lawyer of the year ... A reminder of the welcoming possibilities of Australia ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Wednesday
    Mar182015

    More distressing developments

    Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs 

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    Tuesday
    Mar172015

    Animal logic

    Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news 

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    Monday
    Mar162015

    The upward thrusting pistons of Slater & Gordon

    Giant law shop straddles the common law world like a colossus ... What comes first - the shareholders or the clients? ... Other personal injury firms under enormous pressure ... Lure of big money 

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    Sunday
    Mar152015

    Lawyers behaving badly

    Ama Somaratna reviews the latest batch of cases from the Bureau de Spank ... Litigation folly where costs overwhelm a deceased estate ... Adelaide high-flyer borrows from Peter to pay Paul ... For five years an old solicitor plied his trade without a ticket 

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