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LIJ July 2009

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Cover Story

Equal under the law?

The courts may no longer differentiate between married, de facto and same-sex separating couples when it comes to dividing assets and awarding maintenance.

By Ewan Hall

Feature Articles

A costly decision


A costly decision

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), costs may still only be awarded in limited circumstances. This presents challenges and opportunities for litigants.

By Richard Dalton

Fines back up workplace safety

occupational health and safety

Fines back up workplace safety

Higher OHS penalties for businesses which fail to protect their workers reflect a growing emphasis on the importance of workplace safety.

By Stan Krpan

My plan, your plan, whose plan?


My plan, your plan, whose plan?

Courts have taken into account a variety of facts when determining copyright in project home plans and clothing.

By Susan Gatford

Negotiating traffic case obstacles

traffic offences

Negotiating traffic case obstacles

From minor speeding charges to appeals to the Court of Appeal on double punishment for culpable driving, Victorian traffic law is constantly evolving.

By Warwick J Walsh-Buckley

Stretching time

personal injury

Stretching time

In many personal injury cases the potential to extend limitation periods has been increased due to a recent supreme court decision in relation to the “date of discoverability”.

By Andrea Tsalamandris


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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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