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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the March 2014 edition of Hearsay. We certainly live in changing times, if not interesting times! Notably, we have since the last edition received the news that Chief Justice de Jersey is to retire from the Court to become the 26th Governor...  read more

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Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 66: March 2014
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The Courthouse in Operation The Courthouse in Operation— A Perspective from the Bar For practising barristers, the courthouses of Queensland are not regarded as mere workplaces or offices of government. They have a special character — both pr...Read More >>
Countering Judicial CorruptionAbout six months ago, there was an election for both houses of Australia’s national Parliament.  Unfortunately, the election was marred by misadventure.  In the largest State, Weste...Read More >> Countering Judicial Corruption
In This Issue
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Interviews with Solicitor General and PremierRecent interviews on 'Mornings' with Steve Austin on ABC Radio with Sofronoff QC, The Premier, the Opposition Leader and Davis QC. The Queensland Premier in studio Mornings with Steve Austin 25 ...Read More >>
 
Practice at the BarWhat has changed and what remains the same Opening Address by The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC1  Bar Association of Queensland Annual Conference 2 March 2012 It is to be expected t...Read More >>
 
The French Criminal Jury SystemMy direct exposure to the French criminal justice system is very limited. In December 1984, my family and I were trapped on a traffic island on our way to the Louvre. I was carrying our 19 month old s...Read More >>
 
Partnerships in Pro Bono: Barristers, Law Students and the UQ Pro Bono CentreThe Queensland Bar has a long and proud tradition of providing pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organisations. At last count, almost 100 Queensland barristers were members of QPILCH, with ...Read More >>
Pursuing Indemnity CostsLeaving aside a handful of special circumstances, Courts make indemnity costs orders in response to misconduct in litigation. For that reason, an application for indemnity costs almost inevitably invo...Read More >>
 
A Review of The ABA Advanced Trial Advocacy CourseEarlier this year, I, along with 41 other junior counsel, from around Australia, and with representatives from Fiji and New Zealand, took part in the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course run by the Australi...Read More >>
 
Your Library is OpenAs we open to 2014, the Supreme Court Library is looking forward to a year of improved service delivery and enhancing your access to our legal collections. Your Library is open and we welcome your pre...Read More >>
 
Australia Day HonoursIt was announced in the Australia Day Honours List that the Honourable Justice Robert William Gotterson of the Court of Appeal had been admitted to the Order of Australia as an Officer in the General ...Read More >>
A Report Card on Gender Equality at the Queensland Bar and Bench and The Invisible WomenI begin by acknowledging the traditional owners, the Turrbal people, here on the north side of the Brisbane River on land once known as Meanjin. They prospered here for tens of thousands of years befo...Read More >>
 
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2014. For further information on other CPD events, please visit the The Bar Association of Queensl...Read More >>
 
ABA JournalThe ABA Journal website provides current legal news on a range of topics including the business of law, careers, law in popular culture, legal ethics, legal technology, litigation, Supreme Court and w...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Passion of Bradley Manning:The Story behind the WikiLeaks Whistleblower Author: Chase Madar Publisher: Verso Reviewer: Stephen Keim SC In the end, Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The reference to...Read More >>
Book Review: Speechless: A Year in my Fatherís BusinessAuthor: James Button Publisher: Melbourne University Press Reviewer: Stephen Keim SC John Button was a highly respected Industry Minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. His ...Read More >>
 
420 George Street - The ideal solution for your office requirement420 George Street occupies an enviable position within the North Quarter of Brisbane’s CBD. The new Supreme and District Court is located directly opposite 420 George Street and also close by ar...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Dog Days: Australia After the BoomAuthor: Ross Garnaut Publisher: Redback 3 (an imprint of Black Inc. Books) Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC Marko, of Marko and Maree, our next door neighbours, shared a house during his undergradu...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Law of Liability Insurance3rd edition Authors: The Hon D K Derrington QC and R S Ashton Published by LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia, 2013 Reviewed by Adrian Duffy The third edition of what has become one of the sta...Read More >>
Mercedes BenzIntroducing the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Programme for Queensland Bar Association members. When you own a Mercedes-Benz, you become a part of a culture of excellence. It’s what defines us ...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Jurisprudence as Practical Reason:A Celebration of The Collected Essays of John Finnis Edited by Mark Sayers and Aladin Rahemtula Publisher: Supreme Court Library Queensland Reviewed by Mr Roger Derrington QC Emeritus Pro...Read More >>
 
Book Review: EyrieAuthor: Tim Winton Publisher: Penguin Hamish Hamilton Reviewed by Stephen Keim When my nephew, Raphael, gave me the latest Tim Winton, it did not go to the bottom of a pile of other books w...Read More >>
 
Book Review: The Silence of AnimalsAuthor: John Gray Publisher: Allen Lane (an imprint of Penguin) Reviewed by Stephen Keim SC My younger brother, Laurie, and I always exchange books at Christmas. Since they compete with other...Read More >>
Book Review: Ong on Specific PerformanceAuthor: Denis SK Ong Publisher: The Federation Press Reviewed by Dan Butler Ong on Specific Performance, as the title suggests, deals exclusively with the principles governing the equi...Read More >>
 
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Bruce Godfrey, Court of Appeal Research Officer. They provide a brief overview of each case. For...Read More >>
 
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia provide a brief overview of each case. For more detailed information, please consult the Reasons for Judgment which may b...Read More >>
 
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