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LIJ August 2005

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Cover Story

Unsafe as houses: Owner builders and conveyancing
Failure to check that prospective owner-builder vendors have complied with their legal obligations can have severe repercussions for conveyancing practitioners.

By Russell Cocks

Feature Articles

Accountability for human rights abuses in Iraq
With issues of accountability and reconciliation in the aftermath of mass atrocities increasingly dominating the field of international human rights, the Iraqi Special Tribunal may not be the most appropriate means of delivering transitional justice in post-conflict Iraq.

By Rachell Pavone

Business $ales and stamp duty
The duty authorities have outlined their approach when land on which business is conducted is sold, including the extent to which goodwill or business licences and permits should be taken into account in arriving at the dutiable value of land.

By Chris Furnell

Exporting expertise - a fairer go for Australian practitioners?
Practitioners looking for opportunities to move offshore still face obstacles, but international agreements are easing the way.

By Chris Arup

Mortgage practice - new rules apply
Solicitors involved with private mortgage practices must make themselves aware of the Financial Services Reform Act as many previous exemptions no longer apply.

By Simon Purcell

Putting the pieces together: the opportunity for restorative justice in Victoria
Victoria is lagging behind other Australian states and overseas in the implementation of restorative justice services.

By Peter Condliffe

Service Trusts - rewriting the rules
The ATO has released its long awaited draft ruling on deductibility of service fees.

By Reynah Tang


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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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