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LIJ September 2007

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Feature Articles

Retirement Villages

Changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1986
State legislation aims to give more consumer protection to retirement village residents.

By Steven Smith


Deterring spammers
Implied consent and other defences raised failed to convince the court in Australia’s first anti-spam case which re-sulted in substantial financial penalties for the respondents.

By Mark Bender

Financial Planning

Double the Service
New laws for seniors offer legal practitioners the potential to expand into financial planning.

By Grant Mackenzie

Aged Care

Police checks: A necessary burden on aged care providers?
It's a fine line between protecting the aged from abuse and providing quality residential care and services that are not hamstrung by the legislative requirements.

By Sabine Phillips

Legal Services

Proactive practice - Conducting an elder law audit
Professional service providers, including lawyers, will need to perform regular, wide range audits of their elderly clients' needs.

By Andrew Simpson

Elder Abuse

Protecting elderly victims of economic crime
Improper conduct under enduring powers of attorney is an area of crime on the rise.

By David Davis

Aged Care

Resident agreements: Advising aged care residents
Good advice on the legal and financial dimensions of the move into residential aged care is a valuable service for elderly clients.

By Rob Phillips

Consumer Contracts

Unfair terms in consumer contracts
Contract terms that give broad and unchecked powers to the supplier, to the detriment of the consumer, run the risk of being struck out.

By Kelly Saunders and Dr Elizabeth Lanyon


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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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