Tag Archives: Victoria Legal Aid

MEET BERNIE THE ATTORNEY – Saturday June 1 2013

– Bernie “the Attorney” Balmer jokes about running away from the gunshots the day a hitman killed Raymond Patrick Bennett in the old City Court in 1979, when young Balmer was a clerk of courts. “I could have won the … Continue reading

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CURTAIN FALLS ON A BUSY YEAR AND A LONG-RUNNING SHOW – Saturday December 22 2012

– First a little secret. Confidential research conducted for this journal shows the “Naked City” column draws a loyal, if eclectic, band of followers. Sure, focus groups indicate the readership falls into three distinct categories: those with criminal records, police … Continue reading

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GRIEF UNITES FAMILY ACROSS THE WORLD – Saturday September 29 2012

– There has been an outpouring of grief across the globe for Jill Meagher, as friends, family and strangers struggle to come to terms with her death. Mountains of flowers and condolence messages were left outside the Lux Way apartment … Continue reading

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DRUGS TSAR MOKBEL OWES $4M – Friday September 28 2012

– Convicted drug boss Tony Mokbel has been ordered to pay the state more than $4 million under proceeds-of-crime legislation. But considering he will be in jail for many years to come, and claims to have no money to his … Continue reading

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ACCUSED KILLER OF BABY HAS MILD DISABILITY, COURT TOLD – Tuesday September 25 2012

– A man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby Zayden Veal-Whitting in Bendigo has a mild intellectual disability, a court has heard. Harley Hicks, 19, appeared briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon to be formally charged with the murder. … Continue reading

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