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LIJ August 2008

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Victorian Indigenous lawyers: The journey continues
A year ago, the LIJ began an investigation into the under-representation of Indigenous people in the Victorian legal profession. Twelve months on we reveal the latest developments, including a call for a summit on ways to help more Indigenous people enter and remain in the profession.


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Feature Articles


Clarifying lines of communication
While defining ownership of essential infrastructure in utilities, the High Court’s decision in Telstra v The Commonwealth also shows that access to it remains problematic.

By Andrew Field

Statutory interpretation

Guiding principles all at sea
Guiding principles aimed at assisting courts in interpreting sexual offence legislation have failed to give direction.

By John Willis and Jeffrey Barnes

Search orders

Search orders – carry out with care
Independent solicitors must act to ensure the procedural integrity of executing court-ordered search orders.

By Mark Yorston and Joshua Strong

Real estate agents

The price is right – or wrong
Agent conduct in relation to advertising practice has been the subject of guidelines released by Consumer Affairs Victoria and the REIV.

By Mark Bender

Statutory demands

Time is of the essence
Dealing with creditors’ statutory demands for payment of debt cannot be delayed, as no extension of compliance time will be granted.

Admission to practice

Your cheating art will tell on you
Recent cases on academic misconduct and amendments to the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Vic) suggest that the onus is fully on the applicant to disclose any relevant conduct, or risk not meeting the suitability requirements.


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.

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