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LIJ July 2004

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Cover Story

Justice Statement sketches Victoria’s future
State Attorney-General Rob Hulls has released his blueprint for the development of the Victorian Justice system over the next decade.

By Jason Silverii

Cover story

Feature Articles


Conveyancing and unqualified practice
A Federal Court decision has serious implications for those who advise on the lawful conduct of conveyancing businesses.

By Peter Mericka


Ethics a lifelong journey
It is in the interests of society as a whole and lawyers as individuals that lawyers practise their profession ethically. But what exactly are "professional ethics"?

By Russell Cocks

Legal profession

Framework for a national legal services market
The release of the National Legal Profession Model Bill by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General heralds the beginning of a new era for the Australian legal profession.

By Bob Gotterson QC

Traffic offences

Motor manslaughter and the gross negligence question
A precedent regarding the concept of "gross negligence" may have serious consequences for drivers distracted from the task at hand.

By Jason Harkess

Discrimination law

The Court of Appeal and indirect discrimination

The Court of Appeal has delivered an important decision relating to the law of indirect discrimination.

By David Janson

Insider trading

The insider
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission faces a range of difficulties in securing convictions for insider trading.

By James Boulton


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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