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September 13, 2016
New opinion published today about the need to withhold some information relating to the business case for building Wiri Prison in order to protect negotiations.
September 6, 2016
New case note published today about the need to withhold the Callinan report on David Bain's compensation claim in order to maintain legal professional privilege.
August 30, 2016
New case note published today on a complaint about requests made to the Associate Minister of Immigration that were considered and refused by Departmental Decision Makers who did not record reasons for their decision. Read full story.More from the newsroom Subscribe