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    "If I wasn't strong, determined, controlling and got them into government, from opposition I might add, then I would be weak and not up to it and should have to go and be replaced.

    You will want to have women like me in politics. You will want to have women like me sitting in power." 

    Peter Credlin, chief-of-staff to former prime minister Tony Abbott, speaking at the Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards. September 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 ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Love letters to a cat ... A young Malcolm Turnbull warns his ex-girlfriend’s cat about the treachery of new boyfriends ... Cat asked to intercede in broken romance drama ... A Justinian exclusive ... From the archive, June 17, 2009 ... Read more ... 


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    Love letters to a cat

    Love in the seventies ... A young Malcolm Turnbull warns his ex-girlfriend’s cat about the treachery of new boyfriends ... Cat asked to intercede in broken romance drama ... A Justinian exclusive ... From the archive, June 17, 2009

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    Lofty thoughts from the Dyse man

    Honi Soir Qui Mal Y Pense ... Dyson Heydon on "taste", being "Australian", and the "mood" of the nation ... Transcript of Lady Di Fingleton trial reveals she is a bossy boots ... Freehills wanting its client to correct and withdraw ... Lodging tax returns is a matter of "integrity" ... Timely tax compliance by NSW barristers climbs from 56 to 97 percent ... From Justinian's archive, September 8, 2003 

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    House of cards

    REVISED ... Election outcome ... Major parties bereft of ideas and inspiration ... Independents fill the void ... Will the Governor General draw constitutional inspiration from Jolly John Kerr? ... Polly Peck's special insights

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    When Soapy came to town

    From Justinian's archive ... It's August 12, 2010, nine days before the federal election ... Soapy Brandis is being hosted at Beppis by a bevvy of Sydney silks ... Law 'n' Justice policies thin on the ground ... Strange issues emerge in the campaign for Wentworth ... Here we go again ... Insight into the barrenness of the upcoming 2013 poll 

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    Lord Eldon's family tree

    The tree of man … Ancient fight over fig tree on Eldons’ estate not over yet … Further appeals to get unimproved land value of Ascot spread reduced to almost zero … Stellar court room showing by Eldon patriarch … Sir Terence O’Rort reports

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    Of grease and tears and judges

    MasterChef and its lawyer cooks … A round or two with Dyson Heydon is excellent training for plating-up to George, Gary and Matt … Leaving the brulée off the crème would be akin to omitting the vitals of a contract … Vicki Mole blogs

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    Estcourt on Web 2

    Stephen Estcourt QC, foodie, blogger and social media fiend, reveals how Web 2 has expanded his life and work … #willingnesstohelp

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    I feel the need, the need for speed

    Pious Cant Esq in Tokyo reveals his ePersonality Disorder … Too much dopamine-squirting from internet and social media hyper-activity … Decreased empathy is the only way to survive in Big Law … Being detached and disconnected while simultaneously being plugged-in and connected


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    The pretenders

    Fresh crop of penguins graduate from bar practice course in Sydney … Early training to defend the untenable … Drinkers, gossipers, opiners, whippersnappers and obsessives released into the community … Our blogger Fledgling reports

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    Land of the rising bum

    Pious Cant, trapped at Big Law in Tokyo, examines frottage brought on by the excitement of high-end economic activity … Making obscene amounts of money increases the libidinous quotient … The BBC is to blame

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