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LIJ November 2013

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Cover Story

A new whistle at work

Solicitors advising public bodies and some private clients in Victoria need to be aware of the significant changes made to the whistleblowers regime by the new Protected Disclosure Act 2012. 

By Adriana Orifici and Tamsin Webster


Feature Articles

Same-sex marriage: How the cards fall


Same-sex marriage: How the cards fall

Fifteen countries, including New Zealand, allow same-sex marriage. Australia does not. Practitioners must be aware of the implications for the administration of family law and take care in advising clients.

By William Keough

Australia: Hub for international arbitration


Australia: Hub for international arbitration

Australia is attractive as a venue for international commercial arbitration. It is a Model Law country and has been a party to the New York Convention for many years.

By John K Arthur

Not arbitrary  in the least: Arbitral awards and the TCL judgment


Not arbitrary in the least: Arbitral awards and the TCL judgment

A recent High Court decision provides a timely reminder to practitioners in international commercial arbitration of some of the elements that underscore practice in this area of law.

By Deborah Tomkinson and Tomoyuki Hachigo

A risk too far: Lehman's Misselling


A risk too far: Lehman's Misselling

The Federal Court’s decision in Wingecarribee Shire Council v Lehman Brothers Australia Ltd gives rise to new areas of exposure to liability for banks and other investment agencies.

By Lesa Bransgrove

Who on earth would want to be a tax lawyer?


Who on earth would want to be a tax lawyer?

Tax law is more interesting than you might think, and touches many aspects of our lives.

By Robert C Kavanagh

Apply with care: DSM-5 and expert evidence


Apply with care: DSM-5 and expert evidence

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is an up-to-date clinical resource, but limitations and cautions for its forensic use remain.

By Roland Müller


Publications Department

(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: Managing editor: Carolyn Ford. Sub-editor/publications coordinator: Mary Kerley. Journalist: Karin Derkley. Sub-editor/proofreader: Libby Brown. Art director: Katherine Alexander. Editorial & administrative assistant: Sophie Suelzle. Advertising: Lisa Crowle.


Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.


Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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