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LIJ August 2010

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Cover Story

White Line Fever
The raw emotions, rich traditions and tribal passions of Australian Rules have seen the Victorian game become a national obsession and our biggest sporting business. To reflect its growing professionalism, more and more lawyers are moving from the grandstands to the inner sanctum. Nowhere is this more evident than in a nondescript room under Etihad Stadium, home to the AFL Tribunal.

By Jason Gregory

Feature Articles

Adeptly avoiding ademption

Adeptly avoiding ademption
When a power of attorney is used to sell the home of an elderly testator to pay for their care, a testamentary gift of the house may survive the sale.

By Matthew Groves

Balancing fairness  and cost  in workers compensation

Balancing fairness and cost in workers compensation
The latest changes to the workers compensation regime are generally of benefit to workers, although some could be seen as an attempt to limit the costs of the scheme.

By Liat Blacher and Guy Donovan

Last rights: changes in Coroner's Court procedures

Last rights: changes in Coroner's Court procedures
Changes to the Coroners Act have given family and loved ones more say in what happens to the body of the deceased during and after coronial inquiries.

By Tasman Fleming

Melbourne court short

Melbourne court short
Supreme Court of Victoria Chief Justice Marilyn Warren believes the state desperately needs a new central court complex and argued her case in a speech at the Third Justice Environment Conference in Sydney this year. This is an edited version of her remarks.


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Editorial committee

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


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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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