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LIJ July 2006

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Cover Story

Generation future: Working towards a more flexible workplace
The demand for flexible work practices is increasing dramatically among both men and women, according to a newly-released LIV and VWL report.


Cover Story

Feature Articles

Working Conditions

A meditation on work flexibility
Flexible work practices can be worthwhile for a firm’s management as well as for staff.

By Jan Dransfield and Julie Hart


Agreement-making under WorkChoices
There are key differences between WorkChoices and the previous system regarding agreement-making and the threat of penalties for non-compliance.

By Chris Molnar


Damages awards for copyright infringement
There is scope for substantial damages awards to be made to copyright owners whose rights have been infringed.

By Ian Horak

Employment Conditions

Safety net entitlements under WorkChoices
For the first time, the federal government has sought to legislate for minimum pay and conditions of employment for all employees of constitutional corporations.

By Leigh Johns

Unfair Dismissal

Termination of employment after WorkChoices
The termination of employment provisions in the Workplace Relations Act have been significantly amended, especially in relation to unfair dismissal claims.

By Rima Newman

Land Tax

Trustees:Check your new land tax rates
New Victorian land tax provisions impose a surcharge tax rate for all trusts, except where specifically excluded.

By Joseph Santhosh

Industrial Relations

WorkChoices shake-up

By Elizabeth Hayes


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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