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The Chief Justice Comments

The Hon Chief Justice has invited debate on the Forum concerning the Breaking_News.jpgduties of defence counsel in relation to the disclosure of prior convictions of their clients. To view His Honour's comments, and to read the comments posted by members such as Robert Mulholland QC ... click through to the Forum.

Issue 16: March 2007
From the President From the PresidentIn my last President's page (Hearsay Issue 15: December 2006), I wrote of the intensely collegiate spirit of the Bar, of the importance ...Read More >>
 
From the Editor ... From the Editor ...Welcome to the first online edition of Hearsay. The President of the Association, Martin Daubney SC, has already written in this editio...Read More >>
An American in Oz: A Trial Lawyer's Thoughts on AdvocacyIn this article, Peter Axelrod continues his series - An American in Oz: A Trial Lawyer's Thoughts on Advocacy - with th...Read More >>
 
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   Current affairs, news and classifieds ... Read More >>
 
The Common Room  The Common Room is a place where news and views from the regional Bars as well as other segments of the Bar...Read More >>
 
Gavin O'Sullivan's PassingLast week, members received the sad news that Gavin O'Sullivan had passed away. In the next edition of Hearsay (Iss...Read More >>
Evidence - Is He Lying, or are You?When providing the following article for publication, the author - the Honourable Mr Justice Chesterman - observed ...Read More >>
 
Frank Glynn Connolly - A Tribute by CorrespondenceFollowing the retirement last year of Frank Glynn Connolly, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Th...Read More >>
 
Criminal Law - Making the Most of a Committal HearingCommittal proceedings "constitute an important element in the protection which the criminal process gives to an acc...Read More >>
 
The Inaugural Australian Bar Association Residential Advocacy Course“Now Mr Plowman, you are a liar aren’t you?”   A Participant’s Review of the Inaugural AB...Read More >>
Practice and Procedure - Application to Disqualify for Apprehension of BiasThe recent High Court decision of Concrete Pty Ltd v Parramatta Design and Developments Pty Ltd and Anor (see: [2006] HC...Read More >>
 
Criminal Law - Magistrates Court Jurisdiction ConfirmedDoes your client want to plead guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm with a circumstance of aggravation [in company ...Read More >>
 
Our Forgotten Jurist – The Hon. Sir George Street CH GCVO QCReaders will be delighted to see that the latest respondent to The Prism is none other than Sir George Street CH GCVO QC...Read More >>
 
The Grosvenor School of LawWeek 16 - Silk Identification   A junior barrister must be able to identify the different types of silks. The ma...Read More >>
Public Confidence In the CourtsOn 9 February 2007, the Honourable Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Murray Gleeson AC, delivered an ad...Read More >>
 
The Kokoda Trail - Some RecollectionsEach year, almost 5,000 Australians train for, and trek, the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. For the participants, it ...Read More >>
 
High Court of Australia Judgments - Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Informat...Read More >>
 
Underprivileged Children's Educational Program - BangladeshMembers of the Queensland Bar Association have for the last two years donated generously to the Underprivileged Children...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgments - Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by the Associate to...Read More >>
 
Inter AliaHolidays and Recreation “Cruises are like prisons with the possibility of drowning” ...Read More >>
 
A Reminder - Silence In Court!   Members are reminded that ...Read More >>
 
The Prism – The Hon. Sir George Street CH GCVO QCSir George Street hardly needs any introduction. He was born in 1903; called to the Bar in 1936 and appointed King's Cou...Read More >>
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