Turnbull invites the #Ashbygate Zombie to haunt his new Government: @Boeufblogginon comments






The Ashby Affair is like a zombie, one of the undead. You can’t kill it with an axe. It just keeps on walking, slowly and inexorably, towards those who were involved in this sorry saga. While Mal Brough remains in Parliament the issue of his role in the tawdry affair will not go away. Brough’s […]






#TURC: Someone should tell KATHY JACKSON ‘less is more’: @Boeufblogginon reports






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Storify by @Boeufblogginon reporting on the Royal Commission into Unions on the 11th June #TURC






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Tinkler at #ICAC: The art of of good and bad cops by @boeufblogginon






  #icac Watson is on the point of corralling Tinkler in the questioning of Tinkler. Very clever. — Joan Evatt (@Boeufblogginon) May 16, 2014 Law students should have been at the ICAC hearing on Friday afternoon when Nathan Tinkler was being questioned. They would have seen a fine example of corralling a witness and one […]






Slipper soap opera continues: @Boeufblogginon comments






Any matter involving Peter Slipper, it appears, is always going to be complicated. A simple Mention before the Federal Circuit Court this week proved to be no different. Instead of just setting dates for hearings to commence, the court ended-up with a new version of a legal soap opera. In front of Judge Manousaridis, legal […]






The #Ashbyappeal decision: @boeufblogginon explainer






By Joan Evatt 28 February 2014 In a majority decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia Justices Mansfield and Gilmour granted James Ashby the leave to appeal and upheld that appeal thereby overturning the decision of Rares J. A minority decision by Siopis J granted Ashby leave to appeal and then dismissed […]






Bloggers beware: law uneasy about citizen journalists and court reporting






By No Fibs legal reporter Joan Evatt August 7, 2013 On July 1 this year the NSW government’s amendments to the NSW Court Security Act (2005) became effective as law. It is the government’s first real attempt to come to terms with the growth of social media and its impact on the law. The media […]






Lessons from Ireland for our sex abuse inquiries






by Joan Evatt May 28, 2013 I don’t buy magazines. Like many others the only time I get to read magazines is when I’m sitting in a waiting room. It is interesting to note the class system in magazines. Waiting at a dentist’s, or doctor’s surgery I catch up with what Brad and Angelina or something […]






More #Ashby #mediafail: Joan Evatt on the appeal






By Joan Evatt @NoFibs legal writer May 13, 2013 The last time I entered a courtroom, nearly 28 years ago, I was so heavily pregnant I waddled rather than walked. I was a character witness for a work colleague discovered driving without a licence.  On that occasion I exchanged heated words with the Prosecutor, a pompous […]






#Ashby appeal: Slipper’s turn






By Joan Evatt May 3, 2013 It was Peter Slipper’s turn today in Day 2 of the Ashby v Slipper Appeal. Slipper was represented by well-known Sydney silk, Ian Neil SC. He had to wait for twenty minutes or so while Michael Lee SC endeavoured to add further to his submissions from yesterday. The issues Lee […]