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11 Feb 2010
Kookaburra's laugh in court decision
It took a comic skit on the show Spicks and Specs for anyone to realise it, and the Federal Court to confirm it, but the Men at Work's song Down Under...
10 Feb 2010
New Chief Justice announced
A replacement for Chief Justice Michael Black of the Federal Court of Australia was announced today by the Australian Government. Write comment...
9 Feb 2010
Kirby to debate Scalia
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will go head to head this morning with the American judge dubbed the "Arnold Schwarzenegger of American jurispru...
5 Feb 2010
Copyright war has only just begun
The fight is likely not over for movie studios and other media producers, which are likely to lobby for more legal protection despite a major loss in ...
5 Feb 2010
Judge stirs judicial system to change
One of the country's top judges, NSW Chief Justice James Spigelman, this week used an address at the opening of the state's law term to issue a call t...
3 Feb 2010
National judiciary sparks debate
The federal opposition has drawn a line in the sand on the idea of a national judiciary, saying the idea if "profoundly antifederal" that would be dom...
3 Feb 2010
The art of war: Victory without fighting
Tomorrow belongs to those practitioners who grasp that clients want quick and speedy dispute resolution that suit their long-term goals. More victorie...
1 Feb 2010
Opes Prime director can't afford a lawyer
The fallen director of former Opes Prime, Julian Alexander Smith, on Friday told the Melbourne Magistrates Court he was representing himself on crimin...
28 Jan 2010
Gwalia furor a sham: lawyers
Those who have applauded the federal Government's proposal to overturn the High Court's decision in the Sons of Gwalia case are those with same vested...
14 Jan 2010
ASIC weighs up options after third trial defeat
After three trial defeats in a month, the corporate regulator was left pondering late last year as to whether it would appeal the Federal Court decisi...
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