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LIJ March 2008

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Cover Story

My data my identity privacy laws under review
The ALRC’s review of federal and state privacy laws suggests the need for a radical overhaul of the national privacy regime.

By Gordon Hughes, Tim Brookes and Sophie Dawson

Cover story

Feature Articles


Causation a new approach or a restatement of accepted principles?
A breach of duty of care can be held to have caused an injury even where proof of causation has not been clearly established.

By Stephen M Roseman


More holes than swiss cheese?
Recent cases have shown that bank cheques are not as solid as expected.

By Robin Edwards


Solid ground for salary recovery
Skilled workers sponsored by Australian employers under subclass 457 visas may have an alternative means of claiming salary due to them.

By Cahal Fairfield

Offers of compromise

A classy offer
The place of offers of compromise in class actions has traditionally been unclear, but this does not mean that offers cannot be made on the common issues in such cases.

By Michael J Duffy


A legal end to pain and suffering
The current law can provide legal avenues for medical end-of-life. however, further reform is needed.

By Alan Rothschild

Constitutional powers

Corporations increasing power to Canberra?
The High Court’s interpretation of the Constitution has led to the expansion of federal powers. But will any limits remain to prevent further expansion?. 

By Dr Robert Dean


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