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Free speech heroes ... Section 18C wheeled out for one more trot around the track ... "Call me short, call me fat, call me a Queenslander" ... The lunar corner of the senate chamber says offence is always taken, not given ... Not racist, just haters ... Free speech zealots and consequences for offshore "processing" ... Procrustes lets fly ... Read more ... 



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No Fee - No win ... Junior Junior's phone hasn't rung for weeks ... Cultivating the appearance of busyness ... Smoke and mirrors ... Fake briefs ... Knowledge of cheese ... The critical importance of the correct sized folder ... Read more ... 

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    "It is the role of the Australian Human Rights Commission to promote tolerance, not to encourage a culture of grievance." 

    Attorney General Senator George Brandis, responding to Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane's suggestion that the AHRC is available to consider complaints by Aboriginal Australians about an offensive cartoon by Bill Leak. August 12, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Ian Hancock is the biographer of Tom Hughes QC, a hero of the Sydney bar ... He has submitted to Justinian's probing, intimate questions on the eve of the book's publication ... Biographing a biographer ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Where has the dignity gone? ... Advertising for judges and the dignity of the bench ... Magistrates' status on the up-and-up ... Federal Court's Melbourne marketing blitz ... Privilege tussle over Sydney bar's Stephen Archer documents ... Grief sweeps VicBar over Faris' resignation ... From Justinian's archive, October 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Jun062016

    Ian Hancock

    Ian Hancock is the biographer of Tom Hughes QC, a hero of the Sydney bar ... He has submitted to Justinian's probing, intimate questions on the eve of the book's publication ... Biographing a biographer  

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    Friday
    Jun032016

    Treats from the Top End

    Wyvill gets a breather from NT appeal court ... Grant Samuel rejigs Slater & Gordon ... Barrister suggests that if his client had more money someone else would have been briefed ... Bluto Watch 

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    Thursday
    Jun022016

    Wagnerian opera goes centre stage in Brisneyland

    Big defamation action grips Banana-Benders ... Concrete Kings v Mouth from the South ... Big Al Jones doubles down ... Taxpayers pick up the tab for Can Do's and Jiving Jarrod's apology-free zone 

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    Saturday
    May282016

    All stand

    Special law to enforce respect for judges ... Legislative loopiness ... Closing the gap between contempt and disrespect 

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    Thursday
    May262016

    Stick it up your briefs

    Queensland bar council says national equitable briefing policy is potentially "divisive" ... BAQ won't play along with Law Council's plans to improve the lot of women barristers ... Qld. is different, says bar prez, Christopher Hughes ... Lofty correspondence 

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    Thursday
    May262016

    Wiggy conniptions

    Dewigging transcript ... An uplifting piece of transcript from May 24 is doing the rounds of Vic's Bar n' Grill ... Justice Kevin Bell gets serious about wigs' policy ... Turning up wearing a wig is an insult to Earl Warren CJ ... Briefs grovel and remove their hairpieces ... Wig protocol a matter of law ... Judge expresses his profound disappointment 

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    Friday
    May202016

    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 

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    Friday
    May202016

    Fairfax courtroom dramas - a loss, a win

    Defamation and sources ... Nick Di Girolamo, Sydney lawyer, Liberal party operator and Obeid frontman withdraws from defamation trial against The Sydney Morning Herald ... Court of Appeal orders up journalists' sources in blow against investigative journalism 

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    Thursday
    May192016

    High Court muddles the advocates' immunity

    Advocates' 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 

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