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LIJ May 2003

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LIJ May 2003

Cover Story

Cover Story

Cover Story
Despite an argument accepted by lower courts that contributory negligence might be used to reduce a damages claim under s82 of the Trade Practices Act, the High Court decisions in Henville v Walker and I & L Securities v HTW Valuers appear to have removed that prospect.

By Andrew Field

Having your cake and eating it too

Feature Articles


Sentencing of indigenous offenders in Victoria
The effect of being a member of the Stolen Generation needs to be taken into account when an indigenous offender is sentenced.

By Richard Edney

Drug abuse
Diversion program for young drug users in Victoria 
The Children's Court Clinic Drug Program provides an assessment, referral and psychological treatment service for children appearing in the Children's Court criminal division.
By Carl Scuderi


Draft National Health Privacy Code: when can we expect delivery?
A National Health Privacy Code has been proposed, but there are many hurdles to overcome before the code will become a reality.

By Alan Stapleton

Protecting film and television formats 
When it comes to legally protecting film and television formats under Australian copyright law, the devil is in the detail.
By Stuart Gibson


Social security and trusts
Last year legislation was passed which concerns Social Security and Veterans' Affairs pensioners. The legislation means pensioners have to choose between their pensions or their trusts.

By Michael Anstis

Estate agents
The regulatory structure governing estate agents in Victoria 
Some legal practitioners are unaware that the Estate Agents Board no longer exists. The present regulatory and disciplinary structure governing estate agents is explained.
By Robert Forrest

Practice management

Good housekeeping
Attention to some simple housekeeping rules can help keep a legal business running smoothly.

By Neil Oakes


  • Life in the Law program expanded
  • New system needed for appointments: lecturer
  • Lawyers enter state of Mayne
  • Rule of law is casualty of war
  • Laughter best medicine, er, remedy
  • Lawyers get oriented
  • VOCAT applications and payments surge
  • Moores awards
  • Family Law Act
  • News

  • Concern over government sentencing reforms
  • Government releases pro bono guidelines
  • Guiding hand for articled clerks
  • Law Week goes back to the future
  • Farewell Deputy Chief Magistrate Brian Barrow
  • Philip Edington Rhoden OBE
  • Every Issue

  • Practice notes
  • From the President : Outside the CBD square
  • Penalty interest rate
  • Pro bono : Helping the homeless
  • Member Services
  • inprint (books)
  • Human resources : A time for everything
  • Unsolicited
  • insites (web)
  • According to merit? : You say you want a revolution?
  • Law Institute advocacy
  • inreference (articles)
  • Reviews of judgments
  • Tax issues : Rulings and risks
  • Legal action
  • Legislation update
  • Ethics : Ethical training
  • Institute update
  • From the CEO : Seeing Clearly
  • With all due respect? Jokers have tickets on themselves
  • VLRC : Family friendly laws
  • Ethics Committee rulings
  • Conferences
  • I.T. in practice : War of Internet languages
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