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LIJ July 2008

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Cover Story

Underbelly gutted
The decision to suppress the broadcast of Underbelly in Victoria has generated enormous interest in the ability of the Victorian Supreme Court to suppress publications or broadcasts which might prejudice a criminal trial.

On 26 March 2008, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down its decision in General Television Corporation Pty Ltd v Director of Public Prosecutions.The Court of Appeal (Court) upheld orders made by Justice Betty King that prevented General Television Corporation Pty Ltd (Nine) from screening the heavily-promoted television series Underbelly in Victoria

By Ben Jellis and Myles Tehan

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Feature Articles

Duties

Duty payable
Two recent decisions on arm’s length sale transactions have implications for state taxation and valuation in Victoria.

By Chris Furnell

Sporting sanctions

Justice delayed is justice denied. Or is it?
The Ukrainian swimming coach filmed in an altercation with his daughter at the 2007 World Championships, and the ensuing disciplinary procedure, highlight the need for a global approach to proportionality in sports sanctions.

By Paul Horvath

Caveats

Land protection
Whether a caveat can be lodged to protect the interest of a beneficiary in a unit trust has attracted differing judicial conclusions.
There is no fixed answer: the terms of the trust deed are crucial.

By Philip Barton

Charter of rights

Transition trouble
Victoria’s Human Rights Charter is marred by a poorly conceived transitional provision exempting some proceedings from its operation.
The Charter itself should be applied to reinterpret this provision.

By Dr Jeremy Gans

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(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: CFord@liv.asn.au 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.

 

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