From the Editor
Welcome to Issue 89 of Hearsay.
This issue carries a lead article by John Meredith of the Queensland Bar, and Hearsay deputy editor, concerning the threat to the Bar arising from cybercrime and the need for barristers to implement security to diminish the threat’s impact upon them. Preventative measures are discussed. References are made to such matters as “threat actors” and “smishing” – not as much fun as they sound.
Once the stress of cybercrime has been absorbed, the article by psychiatrist Dr Curt Gray on ‘The Art of Sleeping Well’ can then be read at your leisure.
The important elevation of Justice Lincoln Crowley is also showcased. Chief Justice Bowskill affords treatment to the difficult task of sentencing adults.
’10 minutes’ with… Justice David Boddice’ presents an insightful picture of productive life on the bench after a long career at the Bar.
Justice Peter Applegarth provides a stimulating article on the career of the recently retired US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
The ‘Regional Bar’ section this month focuses on the vibrant Townsville Bar. The ‘Advocacy’ section provides analysis of topical current issues in that sphere.
Other excellent articles, commentary, podcasts and book reviews and poetry – by an anonymous but plainly talented Bar member – round off the Issue.
Richard Douglas QC, Editor
I do request your contributions to the deputy editors and sub-editors, or me (T: 3218 0620; M: 0417 788713; E: firstname.lastname@example.org). Deputy editors are John Meredith (T: 3218 0650; M: 0403 278 585; E: email@example.com) and Megan Brooks (T: 3333 9933; M: 0434 145 245; E: firstname.lastname@example.org). The sub-editors are Stephen Kiem S.C. (T: 3229 0381; M: 0433 846 518; E: email@example.com) who looks after the book reviews and Margaret Forrest (T: 3333 9940; M: 0422 542 706; E: firstname.lastname@example.org) who looks after podcast reviews.