election 2016

Where's Gorgeous George? ... Woe is Launceston ... AFP puts its foot in it ... LGBTI policy ... Trying to out-rainbow the Greens ... Safe Schools safe under Labor ... But churches can continue to discriminate ... Legal aid funding and celebrity endorsements ... Read more ...



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Yarraside's fragrant delights ... Marketing breakthrough as barrister appears on the side of trams ... Reptiles of the media warned not to connect coke sniffing associate with Federal Court judges ... Hands up for deputy NSW DPP ... Gilbert + Tobin spruces its image but keeps the plus ... Industrial action - how the Poms campaigned effectively against Cameron government's legal aid cuts ... Read more ... 

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High Court muddles advocates immunity ... Immunity survives on High Court's flawed reasoning ... "Finality" not a compelling proposition - particularly when the court allows negligence claims against lawyers in some litigation-related circumstances ... Artemus Jones despairs ... Read more ... 


That's not funny ... Appearing before the gods of the bench ... Dire warning about flippancy in court ... Correctly reading the judicial temperament ... Traps for young players ... Junior Junior on adjournment techniques ... Read more ... 

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    Question: What's the one thing about you that would surprise people?

    Answer: I practise meditation and am deeply fascinated by what I would call secular humanist spirituality.

    Australia of the Year, David Morrison, interviewed in the Qantas inflight magazine. May 2016 ... READ MORE >>

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Where's Gorgeous George? ... Woe is Launceston ... AFP puts its foot in it ... LGBTI policy ... Trying to out-rainbow the Greens ... Safe Schools safe under Labor ... But churches can continue to discriminate ... Legal aid funding and celebrity endorsements ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Sins of omission ... DPP brings tax case against eccentric barrister Cliff Pannam QC, then gives character evidence for him at bureau de spank ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Let the heady days of September 1991 be a salutary reminder to all of us ... Read more ... 



    The electorate needs to concentrate on the camps

    Just as Labor candidates are breaking ranks on asylum policy Burnside launches a new book on offshore detention ... Former appeals judge Stephen Charles says Manus and Nauru are "concentration camps" ... Madeline Gleeson examines what happens to refugees when they are out of sight, out of mind 

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    "If voting changed anything, they would make it illegal"

    Fourteen years after filing a habeas petition, Guantánamo prisoner is released ... US claims right to indefinite detention , at will ... When did the US war with al-Qaeda commence? ... Kansas Republicans want to impeach the state's judges, for disobedience ... Voter suppression ... Republican convention and "open carry" ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    King hit

    Court orders scandalous allegations against lawyers to be removed from the court file and sealed ... Application to restrain plaintiff's travel overseas made in the mistaken belief that he was about the leave the country ... No basis in claim that lawyers acted unprofessionally ... Seb Tonkin reports 

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    Cross-examination interruptus

    Justice Michael Adams birched by NSW Court of Appeal for excessive interference during a trial ... Trial was procedurally unfair ... Start again ... No finding of apprehended bias ... Seb Tonkin reports  

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    Bob the Builder goes to court

    Senator Bob Day asks Peter King to ask the High Court to overturn senate election reforms ... Four pronged attack on Electoral Act amendment ... Hannah Ryan courtside 

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    Shakespeare on refugees

    Shakespeare had some fine things to offer politicians and judges on refugees and how to treat them ... Procrustes says it should be compulsory for ministers of the crown to read Measure For Measure ... More bribes on the way for PNG following the Supreme Court decision on the Manus Island detention centre 

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    Chest-beating from Macquarie Street's new lawn-order man

    Draconian legislation in NSW to combat "serious" crime ... British equivalent extends its reach to trivial offences ... NSW's law and justice policies being run by the police ... Liberal MP, Henskens SC, defends police state measures and criticises the bar for speaking out ... Ill-informed political attack 

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    British exports

    Global divorce funder heading Down Under ... while British commercial law shops are hauling offshore loot back to London 

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    Trials and tribulations

    Waterstreet dips in and out ... NSW's land titles registry on the block ... Law & Justice Foundation being starved to death ... Another trial for David Eastman

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