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21 Aug

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (Who will guard the guards themselves?)

-Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (Juvenal)

In February of last year, Dyson Heydon AC QC, a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, published a paper examining the issues of contempt which arose following criticism of the courts by several government ministers. The resultant furore almost brought the government down, and we can assume that politicians will forever more be aware of the sub judice rule and keep it in mind before holding forth on the subject of the judiciary.

21 Aug

Practitioners are advised that a new draft Part 61 of the Land Title Practice Manual has been released outlining revised practice requirements for witnessing titles registry instruments. The revised requirements implement amendments to the Land Title Act 1994 and the Land Act 1994 which are expected to commence in the coming months.

21 Aug

On 31 July 2019, the Senate referred to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee an inquiry into Centrelink's compliance program, particularly the Government's automated debt collection practices.

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