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LIJ November 2005

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Feature Articles

Eye spy: life under the lens
What happens to privacy when fear meets technological capability? Surveillance devices for public safety are one thing, but is workplace surveillance legitimate protection or snooping?

By Mark Branagan

Has unfair dismissal been dismissed?
Federal workplace reform expands exemption from unfair dismissal laws for businesses with more than 100 employees. Is this the end of unfair dismissal claims for Victorian employees in smaller enterprises?

By Lisa Anaf and Stuart Kollmorgen

Incorporation of legal practices – getting one to suit
Today’s legal practitioners find themselves in a more difficult tax environment than their predecessors and those generations of lawyers to come.

By Mark Northeast

OHS: are your clients safe?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 introduces more onerous obligations for OHS, and practitioners should urgently advise their clients to review current practices and procedures to ensure strict compliance.

By Amie Saunders

Partnerships of trusts – an endangered species?
It seems partnerships of trusts with corporate trustees will no longer be a viable option under the new Legal Profession Act 2004, which comes into effect on 12 December this year.

By Matthew Clarke and Anna Tang

Union rights of entry to the workplace
The Workplace Relations Amendment (Right of Entry) Bill 2004 (Cth) will confine union rights to enter premises for investigation and discussion, but at state level, OHS legislation contains new powers.

By Sean Millard and Peter Harris

When the Schou just doesn’t fit: implications for discrimination law after State of Victoria v Schou
A Victorian Court of Appeal decision on indirect discrimination seems out of step both with decisions in other Australian jurisdictions – including the High Court – and with the policy of maintaining work/life balance, especially for women in full-time work.

By Fiona Knowles and Penny Dedes

 



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Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.

 

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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: CFord@liv.asn.au. 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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