George Brandis said Stephen Donaghue was a ‘distinguished constitutional lawyer’.
The new Commonwealth solicitor-general is Stephen Donaghue – an uncontroversial choice whose appointment has been welcomed.
A Senate motion directs George Brandis and Mathias Cormann to appear before the legal and constitutional affairs references committee.
George Brandis faces the second inquiry within months into his conduct.
What George Brandis did or did not tell Justin Gleeson is at the heart of a major political row embroiling him and the federal and WA governments.
Attorney-General George Brandis has declined to say whether he told the then-solicitor-general, Justin Gleeson, not to run a particular argument in a High Court case.
The Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs references committee split along party lines with two government senators supporting George Brandis.
A Senate inquiry has called for Attorney-General George Brandis to be censured for misleading parliament.
Treasurer Scott Morrison this week reignited the discussion about housing affordability in Australia. The question is: will the government be willing to bring forward meaningful reform?
George Brandis’s fundamental mistake was the formal direction, which he should have anticipated would be provocative and challenged in legal circles.
The dramatic break between the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General – which culminated spectacularly in Justin Gleeson’s resignation on Monday – was a saga of misjudgments and mismanagement. It has…
Former Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has resigned his post.
Justin Gleeson's resignation strikes at the role of the Solicitor-General in Australia, and the government needs to take steps to restore confidence in the office.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has resigned.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has quit, declaring his relationship with Attorney-General George Brandis is "irretrievably broken" and taking a major swipe at his government critics.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson appears before a Senate inquiry at Parliament House on Friday.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has revealed he told Mark Dreyfus during the pre-election caretaker period that he disagreed with the binding direction George Brandis had issued.
Now that Labor has shot down the government's proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, the issue of marriage equality threatens to haunt Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership.
A contentious move by George Brandis to restrict access to legal advice from the solicitor-general is continuing to raise controversy and questions about its legal validity.
George Brandis has been admonished by former solicitor-general Gavan Griffith.
Former solicitor-general Gavan Griffith has excoriated George Brandis' binding direction that all requests to the solicitor-general for legal advice must go through him.
A tussle between Attorney-General George Brandis and Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson intensified this week, and the outlook for their continued working relationship looks poor.
George Brandis has been accused of a power grab, an attempt to nobble Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson.
The future of Attorney-General George Brandis was a topic of political gossip well before the fight between him and Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson exploded spectacularly this week.
The attorney-general holds a largely political office, sitting in cabinet and often holding other portfolios.
Regardless of where the truth lies, we now have an extraordinary position where Australia's two law officers are in conflict.
A public row has escalated between Attorney-General George Brandis and Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has launched a swingeing attack on Attorney-General George Brandis, effectively accusing him of misleading parliament.