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Things the Solicitor-General thinks are fine (who are constitutional lawyers to disagree?)

Stephen Donaghue says the government is on rock-solid ground in both the same-sex marriage postal survey and the sticky question of citizenship. But remember what happened to the last guy who gave advice the government did not like?

Thanks for your tax dollars ... parliamentary reading ... when you gotta go ...

Tips and rumours

Thanks for your tax dollars ... parliamentary reading ... when you gotta go ...

Facing humiliation, Brandis dumps his direction

Facing a humiliating defeat in the Senate, the Attorney-General has withdrawn his controversial direction muzzling the Solicitor-General.

Gleeson: what the committee saw, and how it argued it

It's no surprise that the Senate committee investigating George Brandis' attempt to control access to the Solicitor-General found against him, but some mysteries still remain.

WA Senator tries, fails to join Justin Gleeson punch-on

Having failed to make her mark on the Solicitor-General in a recent committee hearing, a Liberal senator tried and failed to have a post-stoush swing at Justin Gleeson.

Gleeson, like Triggs, has a quality Brandis simply can’t stomach: independence

What half-decent professional would accept a job under Brandis' purview now?

How much damage will Turnbull let his Attorney-General cause?

The Solicitor-General is an important independent office within the Commonwealth; as Justin Gleeson's resignation shows, it is being badly damaged by George Brandis.

Justin Gleeson resigns, tosses final grenade at Brandis

The ongoing stoush between George Brandis and Justin Gleeson has reached boiling point, with the Solicitor-General tendering his resignation.

Just what is the Solicitor-General, anyway?

Just who appointed Justin Gleeson as Solicitor-General? And what does a Solicitor-General do? Crikey intern Rachel Robertson looks at the nation's second most powerful law officer.

Leaving it to George: Gleeson’s lethal blow

Justin Gleeson has provided yet more damning evidence of how bureaucrats failed to consult him on a direction affecting him. And George Brandis has gotten the law wrong yet again.

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