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Polly Peck ... David Hicks and the law of war ... US appeals court says there is no such war crime as "material support for terrorism" ... Where does that leave the over-blown attacks on Hicks by Howard, his ministers and the willing pawns of the Murdoch press? ... Read more ... 


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Errors needs to rest before he's fit to play ... Flanas selected as strong all-rounder ... Appointed to help the team carry Errors Carmody around the QE11 Cauldron ... Latest from the sports desk ... Read more ...

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    "I have expressed and the Attorney has expressed very clearly our respect for the courts of Queensland and the great work that they do. 

    I also put on the table issues that have concerned the government and I guess there are some agreements about the way we are going to work together going forward. 

    In summary, there is a very clear commitment from this government and I believe the people we have spoken to today, to work together for Queenslanders." 

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman after a "productive" meeting with the Chief Justice, the Chief Judge of the District Court and the Chief Magistrate. July 24, 2014  READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Lawyers and money ... Reprising Bret Walker SC's famous St James Ethics Centre speech on lawyers and their money ... Law and social justice ... From the Banco Court at the NSW Supremes ... October 18, 2005 ... Read more ...


     

    Wednesday
    Mar142012

    The Monte Cristo syndrome

    Guantánamo: give evidence against other prisoners and we might let you out, one day ... As long as you're not too angry ... The new prosecution paradigm and the latest stitch-up ... Plus, the legal basis for drone killing of Americans without due process ... Roger Fitch - Our Man in Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar132012

    Jon Osbeiston - merchant of wine

    Justinian's wine critic Gabriel Wendler chats with one of Australia's premier wine merchants, Jon Osbeiston ... The state of the wine market ... Can China save our industry? ... Wine fraud ... The difference between toothpaste and wine ... A dozen favourites ... With video 

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    Friday
    Mar092012

    Get your Roxon

    Nicola Roxon has her nose in all corners of the AG's department ... Contrast with dear Robert McClelland could not be more stark ... A majority of women on the High Court is a distinct possibility ... Polly Peck files from Canberra 

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    Friday
    Mar092012

    Have your questions developed a steady rhythm?

    Transcript of proceedings foreshadows life under the new Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates ... Barristers required to meet competency standards ... Assessment panels and judicial evaluation ... The future has arrived ... Leverhulme's London Calling   

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    Wednesday
    Mar072012

    Help - I'm in the same club as Eugene McGee

    The Eugene McGee hit-run case was chillingly investigated by the ABC's Australian Story ... Police and lawyers mutual protection society hard at work ... McGee slips through the system ... The brain-snap defence ... Bitterness in the small club of the Adelaide legal establishment ... Barry Lane reports 

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    Thursday
    Mar012012

    Keddies contempt appeal

    Keddies asks Court of Appeal to throw Justice Adams off their contempt case ... Complaints of "derision and scepticism" ... Basten JA says "unseemly exchanges" between bench and bar not uncommon ... Evidence seeking to contradict a court transcript rejected ... Conspiracy denied ... Brigit Morris reports 

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    Wednesday
    Feb292012

    Balmain girls don't need to cry

    Judicial and quasi-judicial appointments ... Much grandstanding about an "open and fair" system based on merit ... Yet party mates seem to make the grade without too many formalities ... Time for the NSW AG to get his "restoring faith" policy into action ... The strange story of the NSW Coroner's appointment 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282012

    Hits of the blitz

    Case management regime rolls out at ACT Supremes … Extra money and judge allocated to backlog "blitz" … This month judgment delivered in a case after 39 months cogitation … Exclusive table of long-tail reserved judgments 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282012

    Too much testosterone

    Harrassment and bullying by lawyers ... It's time the big swinging dicks were pulled into line, so to speak ... Neil (Mr Ethics) Watt exposes the problem and outlines the solution ... Bully for him 

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