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LIJ March 2009

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Cover Story

LIV Celebrating 150 years

By Sue Peacock

Feature Articles

Excessive protection?

contracts of sale

Excessive protection?

A Supreme Court decision applying the Uniform Consumer Credit Code to some terms contracts for the sale of land signals the further decline of such contracts in Victoria.

By Andrew Bretherton

Foreign territory: uncertainties of cross-border insolvency


Foreign territory: uncertainties of cross-border insolvency

The Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth) is intended to implement the UN’s Model Law in this area of international law, but leaves many issues to be resolved by the courts.

By Chris Furnell

Responding to international child abduction

child abduction

Responding to international child abduction

Obtaining or opposing return of children under the Hague Convention can be a highly emotive matter. Practitioners should be aware of procedural requirements, and limitations on their capacity to assist clients.

By Teresa Porritt

The copyright and design dilemma


The copyright and design dilemma

A High Court decision provides guidance on when an unregistered design, applied industrially, will be protected as an artistic work under the Copyright Act.

By Richard McCormack


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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