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LIJ July 2012

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General deterrence and the sentencing of children
The Victorian Court of Appeal has held that general deterrence is not a relevant consideration in the sentencing of juvenile offenders, thereby bringing Victoria into line with other Australian jurisdictions.

By Tanya Skvortsova

Feature Articles

A changing landscape for drink-driving?


A changing landscape for drink-driving?
Three new landmark Court of Appeal decisions on drink-driving related charges are very important to practitioners acting for motorists facing such matters.

By Warwick J Walsh-Buckley

A demanding business  the risks of consumer debt collection


A demanding business the risks of consumer debt collection
Using misleading language or threatening unwarranted legal action on behalf of debt collector clients can expose lawyers to both investigation by regulators and civil action by consumers.

By Gerard Brody and Tom Willcox

Financial agreements: more law, less certainty


Financial agreements: more law, less certainty
The law relating to financial agreements remains unclear, despite legislative amendments. To ensure enforceability, practitioners need to be particularly vigilant when drafting agreements, or use court orders instead.

By Jacqueline Campbell

Snail in  a bottle  leaves trail


Snail in a bottle leaves trail
It has been 80 years since a case involving a snail in a bottle attempted to establish a more principled approach to existence of duty of care.

By James Plunkett

Towards a National Disability Insurance Scheme


Towards a National Disability Insurance Scheme
The disability insurance schemes proposed by the Productivity Commission are long overdue, but may need to be strengthened if they are to live up to their promise.

By Dimitra Dubrow and Tom Ballantyne


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