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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 82, Number 10, October 2008
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  • CURRENT ISSUES— Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • New Chief Justice of Australia
        p.667                                                                                      +cite    
  • Expanding the High Court
        p.667                                                                                      +cite    
  • Half-secret trials
        p.667                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judges and legislation
        p.668                                                                                      +cite    
  • Grandfather's notebook
        p.669                                                                                      +cite    
  • ALJ articles: A note from the editor
        p.670                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY— Editor: Peter Butt
  • What do forged "all moneys" mortgages secure?
        p.671                                                                                      +cite    
  • Indefeasibility of forged mortgages in Queensland: A qualified win for the registered mortgagee
        p.673                                                                                      +cite    
  • Can registration of torrens title dealing cure excessive exercise of power of attorney?
        p.675                                                                                      +cite    

  • FAMILY LAW— Editor: Anthony Dickey QC
  • Are contact orders inclusive or exclusive?
        p.677                                                                                      +cite    
  • Yet more concerning financial agreements
        p.677                                                                                      +cite    

  • OVERSEAS LAW— Editor: Ross Buckley
  • Interface between Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Canadian Personal Property Security Acts and related legislation: Possible implications for Australia
        p.680                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW— Editor: Geoff Lindsay SC
  • Justice R S French, Chief Justice of Australia (Cth)
        p.684                                                                                      +cite    
  • Hon A M Gleeson AC, QC (Cth)
        p.686                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice John Gilmour (Cth)
        p.688                                                                                      +cite    
  • Centenary of former Stipendiary Magistrate J W C Lees (NSW)
        p.688                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Andrew R Beech (WA)
        p.689                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Jane Crisford (WA)
        p.690                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Stephen D Crooks (WA)
        p.691                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice David W Newnes (WA)
        p.691                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES— Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Upping the price a repudiation of contract
        p.693                                                                                      +cite    
  • Tort: Battery — defence of mistaken belief
        p.693                                                                                      +cite    
  • Injunctions: Whether to be made despite doubts as to enforceability
        p.693                                                                                      +cite    
  • Can the Crown claim adverse possession against a subject?
        p.694                                                                                      +cite    
  • Public interest immunity in civil litigation
        p.694                                                                                      +cite    
  • Teenage sex case
        p.695                                                                                      +cite    
  • Consequences of excluding consequential loss: Australian development
        p.697                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • THE AUTOCHTHONOUS EXPEDIENT AND THE FEDERAL COURT
        R J Ellicott, QC
        p.700                                                                                      +cite        
        This article examines the controversy and emotion which surrounded and still surrounds the establishment of the Federal Court as well as the context in which the court came into existence in 1977 and the determination of the then government to increase the use of s 77(iii) of the Constitution. It summarises the vesting of federal jurisdiction in State Supreme Courts concurrently with the High Court. It deals with developments since its establishment including the rise and fall of cross-vesting and expresses views about the future role and development of the court, the dependence of State Supreme Courts on their ability to exercise federal jurisdiction, the establishment of joint Standing Judiciary Committee in the Parliament and the need for constitutional change to set up one system of courts for Australia.
  • BANKRUPT HUSBANDS AND THE APPLICATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF EXONERATION IN AUSTRALIAN LAW: MOVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
        Justice Berna Collier
        p.720                                                                                      +cite        
        For at least 300 years equity has recognised a doctrine of exoneration traditionally available to a married woman who, with her husband, has mortgaged or charged joint property for the husband's benefit. The doctrine conventionally applied to circumstances where the husband became bankrupt, and not only presumed that the wife had only intended to charge the property by way of surety, but allowed the wife to raise her rights as a surety, including her right to indemnity by the husband, against third party creditors of the husband. However while the majority of cases in which the doctrine has been applied have involved facts of this nature, it is clear that equity recognises, and indeed has always recognised, the broader application of the doctrine outside the traditional matrimonial relationship. This article analyses the parameters of the doctrine and issues relevant to its application in 21st century Australian law.
  • OBITUARY—Hon Peter D Durack QC
        p.739                                                                                      +cite