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    "I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister." 

    Rupert Murdoch in a letter to The Guardian, December 20, 2016. It was promptly contradicted by information from former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Report card on judicial performance ... Highs and lows of the judicial year ... Remembering Lionel Murphy, Tim Carmody and others ... Awe inspiring dirty linen ... Wig chaos in Victoria ... "Butt" squeezer Clarence Thomas at it again ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Seven good reasons why Spigs is not the highest CJ ... Robert French CJ is being farewelled throughout the land ... Here, from Justinian's archive, we remember his appointment ... July 2008 ... How did Spigs manage to run second? ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Friday
    Nov252016

    A conspiracy of the underbelly 

    ICAC's Megan Latham is in the pantheon of heroes who have been under fire from governments for doing their jobs too well and too independently ... She joins Justin Gleeson and Gillian Triggs in the heroes' mausoleum ... Responses from various sources to the Baird government's scuttling of ICAC's inquisitorial process ... And, while we're at it, where are the Cunneen tapes? 

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    Friday
    Nov252016

    Struck-off, struck-on

    Guns and child porn see SA criminal lawyer banished ... Litany of professional breaches ... Plus, solicitor who didn't pass on barrister's fees struck off the jam roll by tribunal ... The Court of Appeal smiled kindly and put him back on ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    Thursday
    Nov242016

    What a relief

    Garbo held on for an hour-and-a-half before doing wee-wee in a Melbourne laneway ... Council plod nabs bin-man while passing water ... Garbage contractor worried about reputation ... Is street-side relief grounds for dismissal? ... Fair Work Commission to the rescue ... Justin Pen unbuttons the story 

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    Monday
    Nov212016

    Long shadow of lawyer's corrupt conduct

    Massive amounts of character evidence failed to help Howard Hilton regain admission ... Previous corrupt conduct would blight the legal profession's glow of honesty ... Readmission refused 30 years after being struck-off ... Insufficient evidence as to a change in character ... Andrew Bell reports 

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    Monday
    Nov212016

    Almost fit and proper

    ACT admission ... Legal practitioner with list of offences and mental issues ... Ongoing medical assessment ... Artemus Jones says ACT Court of Appeal judgment is wrong in law ... Supervision regime unworkable ... Suppression of practitioner's name keeps it in-house ... Molonglo mayhem 

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    Friday
    Nov182016

    Enemies of the People

    People ride to the rescue of the judges ... Global company cancels advertising with The Daily Mail after its attacks on the judiciary ... Politicians too scared of the media to wade into furore on behalf of the judiciary ... Corporates urged not to do business with "hate media"  

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    Tuesday
    Nov152016

    Enterprising synchronicity at the Federal Court

    Federal Court's glorified personnel manager gets inspiration from Qantas CEO Alan Joyce ... Or maybe Alan Joyce anticipated almost the same words to be used in a memo to court staff ... Copyright issue looms 

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    Tuesday
    Nov152016

    The all new ICAC, with less singing and dancing

    Megan Latham faces the sack ... Government and Labor in NSW agree on a new ICAC with three commissioners ... Public hearings at risk ... Vetting of appointments by Coalition ... Farewell Inspector Dave ... Bringing corruption investigations under political control 

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    Sunday
    Nov132016

    It's gruesome at the bottom

    The hunt for briefs ... Networking events for hungry barristers ... Telling lies to solicitors ... Junior Junior fills up on cheese balls 

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