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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 ... 


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    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
    Mar132015

    Prisoner allure 

    Nothing lasts forever ... Not even being struck off for having "personal relationships" with clients in jail ... South Australian solicitor readmitted after 11 years de-rolled ... Telling pork-pies to correctional officers ... Legal visits became improper visits 

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    Pro Rata Data Retention

    Beware: automatic recording of law lectures ... Sounds travel, particularly private ones ... Barely Legal tangles with the Canberra press reptiles on spill day ... Law making more fun in the parliamentary cauldron than in the courtroom 

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    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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