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LIJ September 2012

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Cover Story

The reformer

Fresh from an historic win over big tobacco Nicola Roxon still has her hands full. The Attorney-General discusses her busy reform agenda and plans for the law and lawyers.

By Jason Gregory

Feature Articles

Back  to  the future


Back to the future

The debate over the Future of Financial Advice reforms has some surprising similarities to the debate that accompanied the introduction of secret commissions laws over a century ago.

By Stuart Walton

Driving Change:  The Road Safety Remuneration Act


Driving Change: The Road Safety Remuneration Act

Federal legislation linking road safety and payment of drivers in the road transport industry has implications all along the supply chain.

By Emma Goodwin and Bianca Friedman

Knockout punch:  the taxpayer gets An equal shot


Knockout punch: the taxpayer gets An equal shot

The Federal Court recently held that the Commissioner of Taxation has the same rights and obligations as any other litigant, including the obligation to properly consider offers of compromise.

By Ruth Hamnett

Pay attention or risk paying up


Pay attention or risk paying up

Costs orders against practitioners personally  are on the rise and highlight the need for practitioners to ensure they assist the courts in the  administration of justice.

By Mark Yorston

Putting  a Hoult to  archived file destruction Binding Financial Agreements


Putting a Hoult to archived file destruction Binding Financial Agreements

Archived file records may be critical in protecting solicitors when clients claim failure to properly advise them about the effects of binding financial agreements.

By Anna Parker


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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.

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