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Privacy in the digital age

Important proposals by the ALRC to strengthen Australia's privacy laws are unlikely to be implemented, at least by the current government.  

By Christie Jones and Richard Leder


Feature Articles

A Uniform Change


A Uniform Change

A uniform regulatory regime covering lawyers in Victoria and NSW is soon to begin. Some aspects of legal regulation will remain the same. Other areas will see significant changes to the powers of the regulators and the obligations placed on practitioners. 

By Michael McGarvie

Depression, anxiety & stress in the legal profession


Depression, anxiety & stress in the legal profession

A national survey of Australian lawyers found that higher levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with workplace cultures that are less supportive of work-life balance. 

By Janet Chan

In search of certainty


In search of certainty

The Victoria Police Act 2013 introduces reforms for litigation for police torts. The policy adopted by the state will determine the practicality of the scheme and whether parliamentary intentions are realised.  

By Jeremy King and Merys Williams

Ten years of Public Service: Sentencing Advisory Council


Ten years of Public Service: Sentencing Advisory Council

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council celebrates  its 10th year of public service this year. In marking the  anniversary, this article considers the roles and history of  sentencing advisory bodies in Australia and overseas. 

By Arie Freiberg and Cynthia Marwood


Citizen judges

Choices made by users of an online legal education tool provide  insights into community attitudes to the severity of offences.  

By Dennis Byles and Chris Gill

No trust and no confidence


No trust and no confidence

A controversial issue in employment law - whether a term of "mutual trust and confidence" should be implied by law into employment contracts - has been resolved in the negative by the High Court. 

By Emma Goodwin


Publications Department

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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.

CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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