find the latest legal job
Corporate/Commercial Lawyers (2-5 years PAE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Specialist commercial law firm · Long-term career progression
View details
Graduate Lawyer / Up to 1.5 yr PAE Lawyer
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Mentoring Opportunity in Regional QLD · Personal Injury Law
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Come fly with pee

Come fly with pee

Come fly with peeAfter well and truly %#ssing his chances of promotion up against the proverbial wall, a Philippines Government official who urinated on the president’s official jet has…

Come fly with pee

After well and truly %#ssing his chances of promotion up against the proverbial wall, a Philippines Government official who urinated on the president’s official jet has apologised for what he aptly described as “a moment of weakness”.

Press undersecretary Heraclio Nazarano was reportedly a wee bit tipsy in transit from Paris to Manila when his bladder hit the eject button. Although the plane was thought to be equipped with functional toilets, Nazarano opted to do his business in the more spacious, not to mention conspicuous surrounds of the emergency exit door.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was said to be on board at the time, but was fortunately seated well away from the cameo performance.

“I deeply apologise about all the shattered expectations,” a sober Nazarano told reporters via SMS. “How I wish I could deny it. But it was one moment of weakness I’m really sorry about.”

Not as sorry as the cleaners, we should add.

Father of sin

A US priest looks to have simultaneously broken several of the Ten Commandments after being arrested for theft, intimidation and unregistered firearm possession, The New York Times reports.

Police visited Father John Johnson’s home in Queens earlier this month to question the preacher over allegations he was issuing threatening telephone sermons to former workmates from a downtown school.

But the doorstop ended up lifting the veil on the clergyman, whose flat contained three guns and US$80,000 stolen from the parish’s not-so-poor box. Sources claim Nazi paraphernalia and porn were also on hand in the shepherd turned crook’s apartment.

“Both the diocese and the parish are shocked at this news and will cooperate fully with any police investigation,” Johnson’s church said.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Come fly with pee
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice
Dec 15 2017
Timing ‘critical’ in unusual contempt of court ruling
A recent case could have interesting implications for contempt of court rulings, according to a Ferr...
Dec 14 2017
International arbitration and business culture
Promoted by Maxwell Chambers. This article discusses the impact of international arbitration on t...
Papua New Guinea flag
Dec 14 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s govern...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...