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19 Feb 2010
ASIC handed right to pursue AWB appeal
The corporate regulator has been handed the opportunity to continue its fight against former Australian Wheat Board director Andrew Lindberg. Wr...
16 Feb 2010
Judge puzzled over AWB treatment
The judge hearing the class action against AWB was puzzled by the argument that AWB executives knew how disclosure of their dealings with Saddam Husse...
16 Feb 2010
WA courts deal a reshuffle
In the constant reshuffle that is the Australian legal profession, a replacement judge has been appointed to Western Australia's District Court after ...
11 Feb 2010
New magistrate appointed, despite drink driving
The peak body representing Victorian lawyers has welcomed the appointment of one of its council members as a magistrate, despite his previous drink dr...
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...
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