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LIJ March 2005

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Transforming the Transport Accident Scheme
In a move contrary to nationwide trends, amendments to the Victorian Transport Accident Scheme will provide increased assistance to transport accident victims.

By Michael J Lombard

Feature Articles

A question of gender – Re Alex, adolescent gender identity disorder and the Family Court
The Family Court is confronted with many difficult issues when it is asked to make decisions with life-altering ramifications for the young and vulnerable.

By Eithne Mills

Increased jurisdiction in the Magistrates’ Court: the new Rules
Major increases in the civil jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court and the monetary limit of proceedings which must be referred to arbitration have necessitated changes to the Magistrates’ Court Civil Procedure Rules 1999.

By Peter Lauritsen

When being a boy is everything: Understanding Re Alex
The medical view on transsexualism continues to develop, and this should be combined with compassion, courtesy and common sense in the law.

By Karen W Gurney


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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