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LIJ February 2006

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Cover Story

Embracing diversity: the Property and Environmental Law Section
The LIV Property and Environmental Law Section (PELS) represents a diverse range of practice areas. This Special Issue touches on many of those areas to highlight the essentials of particularly tricky areas of practice.

By Nadia Venier

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Legal Aid

Extending aid to the unrepresented
Parliament should legislate to allow courts power to order access to legal aid to unrepresented people in civil cases where their human rights are at stake.

By Frances Gibson

Liquor Licensing

Licensed to serve
Most practitioners are unfamiliar with liquor licences, so particular care is needed in handling applications for a new licence, variation of an existing licence, or transfer of ownership of a business on licensed premises.

By Richard Dufty

Restrictive Covenants

Modifying and discharging restrictive covenants in Victoria
Two approaches exist for modifying or discharging restrictive covenants in Victoria: via the Supreme Court under the Property Law Act or less formally by planning permit in VCAT.

By Philip Barton


Obesity and the right to sue: Would you like fries with that?
There is little chance that obese customers in Australia would fare any better in a claim against fast food companies than their counterparts in the US.

By Sharon Erbacher and Professor Mirko Bagaric

Water Resources

Protecting Victoria’s environmental waters
The recently enacted Water (Resource Management) Act 2005 makes important amendments to the Water Act 1989, which include the establishment of the environmental water reserve.

By Nick Rintoul


RIP: Families, funerals and the law
Where no executor has been appointed, it may be up to the courts to settle disputes over funeral and burial arrangements.

By Matthew Groves

Retail Tenancies

Shopping around: Disclosure statements and the retail leases legislation
The current legal position in respect of disclosure statements under the Victorian retail tenancy legislation has become quite complex.

By Dr Clyde Croft SC, Derry Davine and Michael Redfern.

Contractual Remedies

When time is of the essence: Remedies for breach of contract
Both vendor and purchaser may have a right to remedies where a contract for the sale of land is terminated by the vendor for a breach of an essential time clause by the purchaser.

By John Arthur


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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.

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