New Solicitor-General must not be handpicked by Brandis

This morning I have written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to ask for a guarantee that the new Solicitor-General will be selected through a proper, transparent process in order to restore the integrity of the office.

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Turnbull seeks to silence environmental critics

Reports this morning that Mr Turnbull will seek to revive Mr Abbott’s vendetta against environmental groups should be deeply worrying for anyone who cares about the environment or access to justice.

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Statement on the Solicitor-General

Today’s resignation of the Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson SC, is a direct result of the Attorney-General’s disgraceful treatment of Mr Gleeson and his office.

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States call on Turnbull to establish a National Redress Scheme

Malcolm Turnbull must commit to a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse without delay, as called for by survivors and recommended by the Royal Commission.

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Keenan refuses to answer questions on Gleeson advice

 

Last night in the Federation Chamber, Justice Minister Michael Keenan refused three times to answer a simple question – did the Solicitor-General give advice on the final version of a bill currently before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security?

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Brandis appoints mates and refuses to explain why

If we needed more proof that Senator Brandis is unfit to hold the office of Attorney-General, it was delivered in Senate Estimates last night.

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Brandis Beggars Belief: LNP donor appointment to Tribunal "No conflict of interest”

It only takes Senator Brandis another day to find himself mired in another scandal.

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Brandis must resign or Turnbull must sack him

Today’s Senate inquiry has put beyond doubt that Senator Brandis has destroyed the integrity of the office of the Solicitor-General and knowingly misled the Senate. He must resign.

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Keenan follows Brandis in misleading Parliament

Today in Question Time Justice Minister Michael Keenan repeated Attorney-General Senator Brandis’s claim that the Solicitor-General was consulted before a legally-binding direction was made which vastly limited his independence.

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Marriage Act amendments entrench discrimination

Proposed amendments to the Marriage Act, released late on Monday night by Senator George Brandis, would introduce new forms of legal discrimination against Australia’s LGBTI community and deepen Labor’s concerns about the government’s wasteful, hurtful, $200 million plebiscite.

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