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The power of sentences
The power of sentences

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2018

There is a distinct sense of place to Mark E Dean’s autobiographical stories in Meanjin. His first published piece Walking to Gernika with Picasso’s Guernica, appearing...

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Food/Wine/Coffee
Food/Wine/Coffee

 Shaun Ginsbourg, SS and Jeni Port 01 May 2018

After a boozy feast at Palermo (April LIJ) led my editor to order greater austerity this month, the vegan Buddhist teahouse at FGY Art Gallery was an obvious choice...

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Give me a break
Give me a break

 Phoebe Blank and Claire Walczak 01 May 2018

As the cooler weather arrives and work ramps up, we’re reminded of the importance of taking annual leave. Stress manifests itself differently in everyone and can make us more irritable and...

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Beware the spin cycle
Beware the spin cycle

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

At the climax of the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s character angrily bellows “You can’t handle the truth,” as he is being cross examined in the military courtroom drama...

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Celebrating a century
Celebrating a century

 John Toohey 01 May 2018

Frank Toohey matriculated from De La Salle College, Malvern, in 1933, aged 15 years. His results earned him a junior government scholarship...

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Stories of bush lawyers sought for history
Stories of bush lawyers sought for history

 Karin Derkley 27 Apr 2018

Photos and stories of country lawyers are being sought by Professor Simon Smith, who is writing a history of Victoria’s legal profession...

 

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Sentencing guidelines need safeguards
Sentencing guidelines need safeguards

 Karin Derkley 24 Apr 2018

Sentencing guidelines should not be allowed to undermine judges' discretion on sentencing decisions, the LIV has warned in a submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council... 

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Follow Portugal’s successful model on drugs
Follow Portugal’s successful model on drugs

 Karin Derkley 23 Apr 2018

Australia should follow Portugal and decriminalise illicit drugs, criminal lawyers say...

 

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Banning CCOs will not make community safer
Banning CCOs will not make community safer

 Karin Derkley 18 Apr 2018

Restricting judges from issuing Community Corrections Orders (CCOs) will not improve community safety and will instead set a dangerous precedent of limiting judicial discretion in sentencing critics say...

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Play explores life and loves of Monash
Play explores life and loves of Monash

 Karin Derkley 16 Apr 2018

The intriguing private life of Sir John Monash, along with his achievements as a military commander, are the subjects of a play by solicitor Andrew Joseph...

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Should sentencing include victim compensation?
Should sentencing include victim compensation?

 Karin Derkley 13 Apr 2018

Criminal lawyers are worried that proposed to increase the chances of victims receiving money owed them may further entrench inequality, criminalise poverty and make things worse for victims...

 

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Fine appeals to be streamlined
Fine appeals to be streamlined

 Karin Derkley 12 Apr 2018

Vulnerable Victorians struggling with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid parking, toll and public transport fines will get more assistance navigating the complex infringements system...

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Landlords on notice after retail lease decision
Landlords on notice after retail lease decision

 Karin Derkley 10 Apr 2018

A case that has extended the definition of what constitutes a retail tenant will have wide ramifications for practitioners who deal with commercial leases...

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Survey to look at full picture of lawyers’ wellbeing
Survey to look at full picture of lawyers’ wellbeing

 Karin Derkley 09 Apr 2018

Is it possible to experience high levels of stress but still love your job as a lawyer? The possibility of loving work that is highly stressful is one aspect of a survey that aims to benefit those designing law firm wellbeing programs...

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A night of Trial and Error at the Comedy Festival
A night of Trial and Error at the Comedy Festival

 Karin Derkley 05 Apr 2018

Lawyers who think they are funny are getting five minutes to prove it at the upcoming comedy festival...

 

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