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More distressing news ... Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs ... Read more ... 


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Animal logic ... Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news ... Read more ... 


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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 ... Read more ...

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    "Palazzo Ducale - it's an Italian restaurant in an elite palace, an ornate mansion, with an old rococo-style interior. It's one of my favourite areas on the Bulvar, the 19th century boulevard around the heart of old Moscow. The clientele is a combination of connected plutocrats, their hangers-on, families, and their girlfriends, who are stunning Russian models. There are always big black Mercedes and Bentleys parked outside. Once I was asked to chose the wine and was told by my host that the one I chose was not expensive enough. He sent it back."  

    John Denton, chief executive of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and former diplomat, with his insider's guide to Moscow. Weekend Financial Review, March 14-15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Plunderable matter ... When lawyers "follow the fees" where does that lead the legal system? ... The business of privately funded criminal defence lawyers ... Why lawyers swapped horses ... Tulkinghorn traces the history ... From Justinian's archive, September 10, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    Mar012015

    Harmers: stuck in the honey pot

    James Ashby and Harmers fail in lunge for Commonwealth to pay costs of proceedings against former Speaker, Peter Slipper ... The latest, and maybe final, chapter in one of the nation's grubbiest political escapades 

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    Monday
    Feb232015

    Hicks: the questions that should have been asked

    The Guantánamo torture diaries that have rocked the best-seller lists ... The Howard government's manifold blunders in the Hicks' case ... Imperial demands ... The United States' exceptional interpretations of the law of war ... Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch, reports 

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    Friday
    Feb202015

    Modern Britain

    Leverhulme's London Calling ... Wolf Hall should get real ... Ruination of the Beeb ... Live crosses ... Lynton Crosby pulling Cameron's strings ... Role of the Church of England ... Parents have a right to be immoral 

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    Thursday
    Feb192015

    The unbelievable Malcolm Turnbull

    Government claims it is leading the way in releasing children from detention ... In fact, the Abbott government held children in detention more than six times longer than Labor ... Release only speeded-up after senators blackmailed to pass amendments to the Migration Act ... A look at the HRC's disturbing findings 

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    Monday
    Feb162015

    Suffer the children

    Human Rights Commission and Prof. Gillian Triggs targeted by the bully brigade ... Miserable move to deflect attention from policy of mistreatment of children in immigration detention ... Labor culpable, but Coalition used children as political pawns  

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    Sunday
    Feb152015

    Campbell's Soup

    Defamatorium ... Defamation action by Gold Coast lawyers against the former premier and conveyancer general ... Identification ... Lawyers in general ... Bikie lawyers specifically ... Doorstops where the door slams in the the major's face ... Defence prepared by solicitor general, who usually advises the government about ongoing indemnity? 

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    Friday
    Feb132015

    Please explain

    VicBar in a tangle over gender neutrality ... For and against "chairman" or "president" ... Barrister ties Abbott in knots ... Greatest living human being to perform in one man show ... Liberal Party donor and crony elbowed onto the Judicial Commission ... Kate strikes back  

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    Tuesday
    Feb102015

    Wine encounters in London

    Wendler in London ... Cruising Gordon's Wine Bar, Penfolds Wine Lounge and a Russian oligarch's lavish venture, Hedonism Wines ... Unfortunately, the Stinking Bishop was missing 

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    Thursday
    Feb052015

    Young man on the up and up 

    Winner of the Thawley prize channels Dyse in tone and ideology ... Essay about keeping wretched bureaucrats in their place so freedom may blossom ... Keep an eye on this Dyson duplicate 

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