Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue has neatly summarised Scott Morrison’s political misdemeanour in having himself secretly appointed to all those ministries.
Peter Dutton has been under an eligibility cloud, which appears to have been in part lifted by the Solicitor-General’s advice.
The Solicitor-General finds Dutton to be “not incapable” of sitting in parliament after questions were raised about his eligibility through section 44 of the Constitution.
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.
Attorney-General George Brandis has pre-empted his opponents in the Senate by rescinding his controversial direction that all requests to the Solicitor-General for advice must go through him.
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.
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.
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.
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.