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LIJ April 2013

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Cover Story

LGBTI: Diversity's new agenda
LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) is a focus for many law firms recasting diversity to reflect their clients, their staff and the community.

By Carolyn Ford

DIVERSITY

Feature Articles

All fun and games: Employer liability for  employees'; wrongful conduct

EMPLOYER LIABILITY

All fun and games: Employer liability for employees'; wrongful conduct

Should an employer be legally responsible for the consequences of an employee's prank? Trevor Blake v JR Perry Nominees Pty Ltd illustrates the uncertainty that remains in this area.

By Stella Gold

Breaking free: Removing or modifying  restrictive covenants  in Victoria

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

Breaking free: Removing or modifying restrictive covenants in Victoria

Common means of removing or modifying a restrictive covenant are via planning permit, orders under s84 of the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic) or amendment of the planning scheme.

By Matthew Townsend

iiNet: Charting a new course for authorisation law in Australia

COPYRIGHT

iiNet: Charting a new course for authorisation law in Australia

Internet service provider iiNet was found not to have authorised copyright infringement when its customers downloaded films.

By Graham Phillips and Leanne O'Donnell

Pointing the finger: Cross-examination of fingerprint experts in criminal cases

FINGERPRINTS

Pointing the finger: Cross-examination of fingerprint experts in criminal cases

Fingerprint evidence, far from being unassailable, can be successfully challenged on the basis of scientific doubt, procedural irregularity and the subjective nature of the expert's opinion.

By Richard Edney

 



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: CFord@liv.asn.au 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: CFord@liv.asn.au. 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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