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


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

     

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    Sunday
    Jun142015

    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 

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    Wednesday
    Jun102015

    Merciless executioner of the migration list

    Pressure at the Federal Circuit Court sees judge gallivanting through migration and refugee cases at breakneck speed ... Briefs are revolting ... Masses of judgments delivered ex tempore in favour of the immigration minister ... Appeals and recusal applications 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    Trouble at the Top End

    Application for Justice Southwood to recuse himself from costs application against former NT bar president Alistair Wyvill ... Judge made adverse findings about Wyvill's conduct at commission of inquiry ... Judge's wife involved in arranging legal representation and funds for lawyers to represent the inquiry commissioner ... Stella Maris conflicts ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    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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    Friday
    May292015

    Lawrie, Lawrie Halleluja

    Cost battle looms over disastrous findings for former NT opposition leader and her brief Alistair Wyvill ... Waiver of client privilege ... The CLP's sting operation that actually stung ... Kevin Childs, with Top End field agent Buffalo Bruce, on the case 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Danger free zones

    Complaints about conflicted lawyers thrown out of court ... Barrister free to act against former client and "friend" ... And Mum can act as a solicitor for her daughter in a family estate dispute ... Emilie Lentz reports from courtside 

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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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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Where's the evidence?

    AFP drops inquiry into whether an inducement was offerered to Prof. Gillian Triggs by the government ... Investigation stymied by "loss" of notes taken by departmental secretary ... FOI request shows failure to follow security procedures ... Little information to corroborate that the notes were ever missing ... Alex McKean takes it further 

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    Monday
    May252015

    Poor Bluto

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody says he'll resign if the attorney general meets his conditions ... The "experiment" that failed ... AG standing firm, while Carmody plays the violin ... When will we hear the last tune? 

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