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Brandis runs down the clock. It's a race against time now for Labor to get hold of Attorney-General George Brandis' 2014 diary. Yesterday, shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said he intended to take Brandis back to court for failing to comply with an order by the Federal Court six months ago that the AG process a freedom of information request for his diary.