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LIJ February 2008

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Cover Story

Edukashonal negligence
With the US rejecting educational negligence claims and the UK allowing claims in limited circumstances, how should Australian courts deal with such claims?

By Jason Newman

Cover story

Feature Articles

Owners corporations

Big changes for the world of communal living
New legislation governing communal living will have great significance for the thousands of Victorians who live or work in or own properties affected by bodies corporate.

By Neil McPhee


Code sets new levels of transparency
Amendments to the disclosure provisions of the Franchising Code of conduct have significant repercussions for franchisors.

By Rebecca Bedford and Peter George

Charter of rights

Dancing with a gorilla?
The ever present force of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

By By Oscar Roos


Lifting the lid on employees’ right to know
Proposed Victorian legislation will prohibit employers coming down on individual employees for questioning their entitlements.

By Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou and Rosannah Healy

Letters of credit

Plainer sailing
The UCP 600 rules, introduced in mid-2007, are intended to improve the efficiency of financial transactions between international buyers and sellers.

By Peter Vickery QC


Rolling out the plans
Planning permits may be amended by several methods, one of which also facilitates cancellation of permits.

By Philip Barton


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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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