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Standoff between Brandis and solicitor-general threatens the rule of law

Federal government Law Conflict of laws Legal services Government accountability Australia

On Wednesday, a Senate committee took evidence in an inquiry investigating the issue of a direction from Attorney-General, George Brandis, to the solicitor-general, Justin Gleeson.

By the end of the day, the shadow attorney-general, Mark Dreyfus, was calling on Brandis to resign for misleading parliament and lying to the Australian people, or for the prime minister to sack him.

So what has Brandis done – or is alleged to have done – that has led to these calls?

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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