The public has a right to see the Commonwealth Soliticor-General's legal advice about Barnaby Joyce's elegibility to remain in the parliament, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

George Brandis

The resignation of Justin Gleeson is unprecedented in the 100-year history of the federal solicitor-general and casts doubt on the authority of the Attorney-General, writes George Williams.


The government’s loss of the Solicitor-General's legal acumen and integrity is only the first blow. More serious is the harm done to the office itself, writes Gabrielle Appleby.