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                    Dutton's dob-in law ... Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Public interest ... AAT ... Read more ... 

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                      "Smearing Sir Keith, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch was multi-generational, muck-spreading in which the facts were incidental, if not accidental, and the journalistic jaundice and corporate self-interest were fundamental." 

                      Murdoch retainer and head of News Corp, Robert Thomson, on The New York Times' 20,000 word investigation into the influence of Murdoch's media. The Sir Keith Murdoch Oration, April 16, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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                      Justinian Featurettes

                      Melissa Davey is the ace reporter from The Guardian who covered the Pell trial from beginning to end ... Compassionate, driven and intense ... Book under steam ... Journalism and the meaning of life ... A questing spirit is On The Couch ... Read more ... 


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                      Please clean the filters ... There’s no end to the Michael Kirby story … Legal justice chases social justice … Love at first sight, despite the odd clothing ... Read more ... 


                       

                       

                      Friday
                      Apr262019

                      No names, no pack drill

                      Pseudonym order granted to prominent lawyer and pillar of society accused of jilting his extra mural lover ... Salacious claims ... Embarrassment ... Trespass to the body ... Battery ... Nervous shock ... Jane Doe v XYZ in the Vic Supremes ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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                      Wednesday
                      Apr242019

                      The Hate Report

                      Hateful business ... Post-Christchurch ... Post-Colombo ... Australia starved of nationwide information and data about the extent of hate crimes ... Lack of a strategic approach by law enforcement, even as abuse of minorities is rising ... USA and UK comparisons ... Janek Drevikovsky gets to grips with the problem of assembling a national database of hatred, harassment and threats 

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                      Tuesday
                      Apr232019

                      A long, slow burn

                      Burning is not a doco about global warming ... It captures the urban and rural reality of South Korea ... A languid and intriguing film where things are never quite what they seem ... Burning greenhouses and mystery cats ... Disparity and enigma ... Miss Lumière at the cinema 

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                      Monday
                      Apr222019

                      Broke litigants should cough-up

                      Costs for impecunious Don Dale prisoners ... Use of tear gas to quell rioting youngsters ... NT appeal judges reverse themselves on awarding costs against impecunious litigants and, in the process, preempt a High Court appeal from the territory on the very same topic ... Top End law 'n' order ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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                      Monday
                      Apr152019

                      Rush: a parallel universe

                      A gaping hole in the Rush defamation case ... Evidence available to support the truth defence about "scandalously inappropriate behaviour" ... Judge decides witness should not called ... Tendency evidence ... Case management more important than the truth ... Suppression order remains in place ... Rush's victory rings hollow 

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                      Saturday
                      Apr132019

                      How to win friends and become a judge 

                      All in the family ... Great speech at the Free Willy show ... Judicial appointment in the mail ... Temple of Federal Justice on hold ... ALRC family law recommendations and their political implications ... A letter from Perth 

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                      Thursday
                      Apr112019

                      Know who your client is

                      You are the lawyer ... Sydney property drama ... Solicitor who didn't realise party to the sale of a property was also his client ... Duty of care was owed ... Retainer ... NSW Court of Appeal lays down the law on requirement for lawyers to "step outside" a matrimonial dispute ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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                      Thursday
                      Apr112019

                      Melissa Davey

                      Melissa Davey is the ace reporter from The Guardian who covered the Pell trial from beginning to end ... Compassionate, driven and intense ... Book under steam ... Journalism and the meaning of life ... Plenty of gluten for her last meal ... A questing spirit is On The Couch 

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                      Thursday
                      Apr112019

                      Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Material and immaterial obligations to disclose ... Public interest ... AAT ... Groping for successful outcomes 

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