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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 discussing important things, like food, the use of breath fresheners and the contents of his bedside table ... Read on ... 

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The guano flies ... Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Read more ...


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Deja Vu

Lawyers and money ... Reprising Bret Walker SC's famous St James Ethics Centre speech on lawyers and their money ... Law and social justice ... Walker's prediction about the corporatisation of law firms is already a reality ... From the Banco Court at the NSW Supremes ... October 18, 2005 ...Justinian's archives ... Read on ... 

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Obituary ... Peter Lyons remembers Peter Underwood ... Governor of Taswegia, former chief justice, former judge ... Social justice and legal education were his calling cards ... 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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    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

    Peter Hayes QC died seven years ago in distressing circumstances ... Peter Faris and Isaac Brott were on hand to warn us about the dangers of lawyers taking too many powders ... From Justinian's archive ... June 1, 2007 ... Read more ...


     

    Tuesday
    May132014

    Federal Court standoff

    Federal Court judge Tony North accuses counsel of discourtesy ... Melbourne silk Ross Gillies to the rescue ... Extenuated argy-bargy ... You're on my docket ... Judicial preciousness? ... Silly leave application? ... Transcript heaven ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Monday
    May122014

    Pillars of justice

    Top End synchronicity as magistrate hands out how-to-vote cards for the Country Liberals and serves as a director of the party's slush fund ... Guide to Judicial Conduct is only a guide ... Who's up who for the rent? ... Buffalo Bruce probes 

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    Sunday
    May112014

    Barbarism and boats

    History's judgment will be to vindicate our treatment of boat people ... IQ2 debate on May 6 ... Sydney Recital Hall packed to the beams ... For the proposition Philip Ruddock and Tom Switzer ... Against, Carina Hoang and Richard Ackland ... Simon Longstaff in the chair ... Here's the case put by Justinian's editor 

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    Sunday
    May112014

    Watergate

    ICAC probes "sham" documents ... Water, water everywhere ... When shares in Di Girolamo's waterworks company transformed into a loan ... The O'Greeds ... Claims of "false instrument" ... Barrister questioned at ICAC ... Defamatorium   

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    Friday
    May092014

    Queensland's silk road

    Tiny club of Queensland SCs holding up rather well ... Central argument for the reintroduction of QCs shown to be spurious ... SCs also getting briefs because they stood against the tide 

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    Friday
    May022014

    Bean counters bonanza

    National Commission of Audit ... Two outstanding recommendations ... Merge the Federal Courts ... Flog off the AGS 

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    Friday
    May022014

    Crown Prosecutor birched by CCA

    Margaret Cunneen's conduct as crown prosecutor in a murder trial resulted in a miscarriage of justice ... CCA reasons suppressed for 11 months ... Crown Prosecutor and Special Commissioner into Newcastle child sexual abuse ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Friday
    May022014

    Kerry - Not Stoked

    No proceeds of crime for Corby ... Solicitor for Channel 7 gets nice little grovel from AFP commissioner ... No injunction or suppression orders for Kerry Stokes or his lawyer in defamation proceedings ... Blogger blowout 

    Wednesday
    Apr302014

    One party state

    While NSW's ICAC hoses out the Augean Stables, in Queensland the Newmanites are extracting teeth from the Crime and Misconduct Commission ... The ethically compromised parliamentary ethics committee ... Redacted submission ... The Levy clause ... Barrister Alex McKean reports 

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