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LIJ November 2003

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LIJ November 2003

Cover Story

Cover Story

High aims for professional standards legislation
The aim of new national professional standards legislation is to improve occupational standards, reduce risk, and give better protection to consumers.

By Bernie Marden

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Feature Articles

Trade Practices Act

Dawson Reports on TPA
As the Bill to effect the Dawson Committee’s Review of the Competition Provisions of the Trade Practices Act recommendations is expected to be debated in the current Spring Parliamentary sittings, it is timely to revisit the Committee’s principal views on the need to reform Australia’s competition law.

By Lawrence Baker

Coercive investigations and legal professional privilege 
The High Court has held that the ACCC cannot require the production of documents that are subject to legal professional privilege. The decision is likely to have consequences for the investigative powers of other agencies.
By Dr Stephen Donaghue


“Without prejudice” privilege
The High Court's Daniels decision established that a person may properly rely on legal professional privilege to refuse to comply with a notice under s155 of the TPA. Can "without prejudice" privilege also serve the same purpose?

By By Tom Pincus

Retail Leases Act 2003 
The Retail Leases Act 2003 provides a new system of regulation for retail leases. Part one of this two-part article looks at the application of the Act, including formalities, rent, outgoings and indemnities.
By Dr Clyde Croft, Derry Davine and Michael Redfern


Victoria’s personal injury reforms
Victoria now has a raft of new laws aimed at solving problems in the insurance sector. They will impact on all members of our community and lawyers need to examine the changes carefully.

By Michael Lombard and Michael McGarvie


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