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Have a safe trip ... Travel tyro trips off with ticket money ... Deregulation of travel agents ... Judging by the number of defaults, self-regulation may not be a good idea ... Red tape cutters busy at work ... Barry Lane on the case  ... Read more ... 


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    Scott Morrison: I mean he has got his silks at the dry cleaners waiting to defend them when they come back and I think that really betrays the heart of Labor on many of these things. Mark Dreyfus wants a lawyers' picnic over these things and bringing these people back. 
    Ray Hadley: This is the problem minister. He can't forget he's a lawyer, he can't forget this, you see, and that's a dangerous thing - particularly if you've got a hand-wringing, left-leaning lawyer as your shadow attorney general. 
    Scott Morrison: I don't think it inspires confidence. 

    Scott Morrison discussing the government's citizenship laws on radio 2GB, June 22, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Viticulture in Van Diemen's land ... Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine ... Read more ... 


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    Gibberish dopes the judges ... It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... From Justinian's archive, October 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Thursday
    May282015

    Gibberish dopes the judges

    It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, October 26, 2008 

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    Monday
    Mar312014

    Tricks of the publishing trade

    Da Mystery of the Da Vinci Code litigation ... Larry Adler Dinner disappoints ... A slice of history from the "Uglies" ... Queensland's fearful Bureau de Spank ... That was then ... From Justinian's archive, April 2006

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    Monday
    Mar172014

    Lap dancing in court

    Girls in court ... The US Supreme Court may have had a deflating effect on Anna Nicole Smith's allure, however in London the Court of Appeal was skittish over one of the lasses from Tottenham Court Road's Spearmint Rhino Club ... Murky payments ... Shenanigans ... From Justinian's archive, March 2006  

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    Monday
    Feb242014

    Lord Eldon goes Nuttall

    Lord Eldon's caustic opinion for a former state government minister ... Adjectives flow thick and fast as the great silk compares barristers' relative positions and status ... From Justinian's archive ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting in February 2006 

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    Sunday
    Dec012013

    Love letters

    Schmaltzy "love" letters ... David Flint and Alan Jones oozing admiration from every pore ... Cringeworthy correspondence that Flint failed to reveal when he was chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority, later to inquire into Jones' role in the Cash for Comment scandal ... From Justinian's archive August 2004 

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    Monday
    Nov042013

    Flattery aside

    Remembering the Rimmer affair ... Federal magistrate in Brisbane copies slabs of reasons from a judgment written by a colleague in Melbourne ... Synchronicity or plagiarism? ... Federal magistrates overworked, tired, sick, bothered & bewildered ... Ginger Snatch investigates ... From Justinian's archive, March 2006

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    Friday
    Oct112013

    Triumph in the tropics

    Stuart (Keys) Littlemore's adventures in PNG ... You are a conman ... No, you are a conman ... Parliamentary privilege at stake ... Gripping cross-examination at commission of inquiry ... From Justinian's archive, April 2003

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    Tuesday
    Oct012013

    Fire away

    Musing about how law firms handled the GFC ... That was then ... Interesting comparison with crisis of now ... From Justinian's archive ... August 2009 

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    Friday
    Sep062013

    Where has the dignity gone? 

    Advertising for judges and the dignity of the bench ... Magistrates' status on the up-and-up ... Federal Court's Melbourne marketing blitz ... Privilege tussle over Sydney bar's Stephen Archer documents ... Grief sweeps VicBar over Faris' resignation ... From Justinian's archive, October 2007

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    Wednesday
    Aug282013

    Jottings from the edge 

    From Supreme Court to Mental Health Tribunal - Greg James turns up trumps … Cole Board's funny side … AWB's kind offer to get witnesses "inside the tent" ... Spiggsy and Bubba lunge for the sandwiches … The Blake prize for arty comments ... From Justinian's archive February 2006 

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