Federal MP and former Attorney-General Robert McClelland has reportedly applied to be a commissioner of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission. McClelland has no shame or equal when it comes to selling out friends or foes. If he was to get the position there would be plenty of fallout not just for the Labor Party but also the Liberal Party. The […]
Julia Gillard appoints Bernard Murphy, her partner in crime from Slater and Gordon Lawyers, as a Federal Court of Australia judge.
Julia Gillard has appointed Bernard Murphy as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. When the $1 million fraud and theft of the AWU hit the fan in 1995 Ms Gillard and Mr Murphy both left Slater and Gordon lawyers around the same time as Ms Gillard’s boyfriend Bruce Wilson left the AWU for his part […]
The former Queenland attorney general Kerry Shine was caught red-handed appointing close friends as judges and magistrates. Nothing new here as most judges and magistrates have close political connections and that’s how they are appointed in the first place, not because of their ability, ethics or integrity. The Kerry Shine story did not get much […]
Profile of Michael McHugh, former Judge of the High Court of Australia February 1989 to November 2005. This is my first profile of a Judge on this site. The key element that I am looking for when profiling a Judge is to see if there is anything in their background that makes them unsuitable for […]
Judicial Appointments by the Federal Attorney General Robert McClelland. (December 2007 to present) The Federal Labor Government came to power at the end of 2007. They took over from the John Howard led Liberal/National Government who had a blatant history of appointing their own boys and girls as judges and magistrates. While in opposition the Shadow […]