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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to Hearsay’s first edition for 2011.  Our first Featured Chambers for the year is Level 19 East of the Inns of Court. The end of 2010 was no doubt a great time of celebration for their chambers, with the appointment of Justice Forest, as His Honour is now known ... read more

New Silks Ceremony 2010

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 47: Feb 2011
From the President From the President Courtesy In Court – A Caveat! Any exhortation from me that member barristers ought extend courtesy to a judge or witness would be characterised, ordinarily and fairly, as gratuitous if no...Read More >>
Silks Ceremony- Speech by Justice DowsettThe Silks Ceremony was held  on 16 December 2010 and featured the following speech from Justice Dowsett.       On behalf of all members of the Court I...Read More >> Silks Ceremony- Speech by Justice Dowsett
In This Issue
Swearing-in of Colin Forrest S.C. On 2 February 2011 His Honour  Justice Colin Forrest S.C. was sworn-in as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia.  The Association was represented at the ceremony by the Pre...Read More >>
 
Profile: 19 Inns EastAs a group, 19 Inns East has existed, more or less unchanged, for the past 10 years. At the time of writing, its members comprised Sandy Horneman-Wren S.C., Colin Forrest S.C., James Linklater-Steele,...Read More >>
 
In Brief - News and Current Affairs   News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ... Read More >>
 
Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Experts The following paper was presented by Declan Kelly S.C. and Dan Butler at a BAQ Ethics Seminar held on 1 December 2010.  It is a thought provoking examination of important issues p...Read More >>
Pro bono - making a difference for self represented parties at QCAT The Self Representation Service (QCAT), a project of the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Inc. (QPILCH), is making a difference for people representing themselves at the Queensland Civil ...Read More >>
 
Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP)As Dan O’Gorman advises, this article, which appeared in a number of Bangladesh newspapers on or about 16 December 2010, might be of interest to members and Judicial Officers, especially those w...Read More >>
 
The Law Report Presented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of ju...Read More >>
 
“The Butterfly Effect”What Are The Limits Of Causation In Australian Law? Fortunate is he who can understand the cause of things.1 The following is a copy of the paper delivered by Richard Douglas S.C. at...Read More >>
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Kirk v Industrial Court of New South WalesImplications for Workplace Health and Safety Law and Administrative Law On 3 February 2010 the High Court of Australia handed down its judgement in Kirk v Industrial Relations Court of New South ...Read More >>
 
Legal Professional Privilege and the Child Support (Assessment) Act This article by Greg Shoebridge examines legal professional privilege and its relationship with demands by the Child Support Assessment Agency for documents or information. Read More >>
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Toast to the Law The following is a Toast to the Law proposed by Sandy Horneman-Wren S.C. at the 2010 Central Queensland Law Association Conference at the Capricornia Resort, Yeppoon on 23 October 2010. The repl...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Making Your Case, The Art of Persuading JudgesBy Antonin Scalia and Bryan A Garner Published by Thomson West Reviewed by Karen Carmody 115 Chapters and 206 pages of text. Who would have thought that such a small book would pack such a p...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Financial Literacy for Lawyers, Directors and Investors By Andrew McRobert and Ronnie Hoffman  Published by Thomson Reuters Reviewed by Brian Morgan   Read More >>
Book Review: The Pen & the Stethoscope Edited by Leah Kaminsky Published by Scribe Publications Reviewed by Dan O'Gorman S.C. Read More >>
 
Book Review: Associations and Clubs Law in Australia and New Zealand (3rd Edition) By A.S. Sievers Published by The Federation Press1 Reviewed by Dominic KatterRead More >>
 
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Book Review: Cross on Evidence(8th Australian Edition) By J D Heydon1 Published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths Australia2 Reviewed by By James Mcnab This text is the definitive text on evidence law in Australia.  It ...Read More >>
Book Review: GriftopiaBubble Machines, Vampire Squids and the Long Con that is Breaking America By Matt Taibbi1 Published by Scribe Publications2 Reviewed by Mabel TsuiRead More >>
 
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Book Review: How Judges ThinkBy Richard A. Posner1 Published by Harvard University Press, 2010 Reviewed by Stephen KeimRead More >>
Book Review: Here on EarthBy Tim Flannery Published by The Text Publishing Company (2010) Reviewed by Stephen Keim Here on Earth is sub-titled An Argument for Hope. The book contains many insights which are informative a...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Fruit of the Poisonous TreeEvidence derived from illegally or improperly obtained evidence By Kerri Mellifont Published by The Federation Press (2010)1 Reviewed by Stephen Keim The phrase “fruit of the poisoned t...Read More >>
 
Book Review: Health Law in AustraliaBy Ben White, Fiona McDonald and Lindy Willmott (eds.) Published by Thomson Reuters1 Reviewed by Matthew Hickey Launched in December 2010, Health Law in Australia delivers an exposition of the...Read More >>
 
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary Notes   The 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 c...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Information Officer, Fiona Hamilton. They provide a brief overview of each case. For mor...Read More >>
 
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