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John Rau’s Senior Counsel application given special consideration, confirms SA Chief Justice

Special consideration was given to an application by Attorney-General and Deputy Premier John Rau to become a Senior Counsel (SC), South Australia’s Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has confirmed, as it would spare any public embarrassment if it had been rejected.

John Rau - ABC 1dThe Chief Justice absented himself from considering Mr Rau’s application to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest.

Mr. Rau’s ultimately successful application was submitted after a…

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