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Strugge Street ... Judge Sandy Street is belted around the field by the Full Federal Court in two important appeals that rejected his judicial method ... Judge called upon to slow down the rate of knocking-out migration and refugee cases at the first court date ... Federal Circuit Court swamped ... Read more ... 


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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 >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    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

    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 ... 


     

    Justinian bloggers (blawgers)


    Justinian proudly publishes some of the finest lawyers ever to get their fingers near a computer keyboard. 

    Dorothy says ... Dorothy inhabits a big law firm somewhere in the wide brown land. Disturbing insights into partners' meetings, management techniques and firm retreats. 
    Junior Junior ... Our baby barrister blogger slowly comes to grips with the mysteries of the bar. 
    Peach Melba ... Dazzling, with a finely tuned Yarraside snout. 
    Theodora ... Theodora was married to Justinian, and despite a shaky start in life now runs the empire like Mrs Thatcher. 

    We'd happily induct you into the blawging hall of fame if you wanted to unpack a few burning issues. Contact the Ed. for further and better particulars. 

     

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    Monday
    Jun292015

    Unreasonable suspicion

    The automation of denationalisation ... Victims of official "suspicion" include Cornelia Rau and Dr Muhamed Haneef ... Transferring a phrase from the criminal law to the Migration Act ... Procrustes cites Cicero 

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    Monday
    Jun222015

    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 

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    Thursday
    Jun182015

    Reasonable suspicion

    Citizenship stripping ... Heavy-handed officialdom ... Wooly notions of "reasonable suspicion" ... Procrustes shows how it has worked in practice ... The immigration official who was "very thorough with non-whites" 

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    Monday
    Jun152015

    Surviving swotvac

    Barely Legal is cramming three big exams into one weekend ... It's more sweat than vac ... Amoebas swimming downstream ... Hazing mandated by the legal profession 

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    Wednesday
    Jun032015

    Newman's poisoned legacy

    The Carmody catastrophe ... The damage to Queensland's Supreme Court wrought by the former premier and his attorney general ... Challenge to the concept of an independent judiciary ... Release of secret recording under Right to Information held up in the consultation phase ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean review the landscape 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Fury Road

    Death cults and more ... Abbott is in heaven with the latest in the Mad Max franchise ... The Septics are eyeing the Cocos Islands for a base ... Tearing down Cecil Rhodes ... Memorials that give the other side of history ... Procrustes blogs

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    Thursday
    May072015

    It's getting colder, but student politics is heating-up 

    It's election time on campus ... Operating in Stalin's shadow ... One student organisation is creating waves by under-spending its budget ... Barely Legal has the shocking details 

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    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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    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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    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 Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan  

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk 

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk and count the money 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Qld CJ leaps to his own defence

    Like Oliver Twist, the public wants more, please ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean examine Tim Carmody's time allocated to exercising his judicial functions ... Then there are the tantalising unanswered questions caught-up in the Court of Disputed Returns  

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    Monday
    Mar302015

    Chief Justice of Qld - addressing the dilemma

    Criticism of senior judicial appointments in Queensland is not new, as Stephen Keim and Alex McKean remind us ... Serious allegations raised against the CJ, but few details ... Alan Wilson's concerns must be fully addressed 

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    Friday
    Mar202015

    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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