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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 82, Number 12, December 2008
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  • CURRENT ISSUES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • The end of Volume 82
        p.819                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judicial appointments
        p.820                                                                                      +cite    
  • What price justice?
        p.820                                                                                      +cite    
  • When civil libertarians deny civil rights
        p.821                                                                                      +cite    
  • Referees
        p.821                                                                                      +cite    
  • Post office payments
        p.822                                                                                      +cite    
  • Happy Christmas
        p.822                                                                                      +cite    
  • Quiz
        p.823                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY — Editor: Peter Butt
  • Duty of care in relation to support for land
        p.824                                                                                      +cite    
  • Bedford lights: Fixtures or chattels?
        p.826                                                                                      +cite    

  • OVERSEAS LAW — Editor: Ross Buckley
  • Expanded judicial review found impermissible under the US Federal Arbitration Act
        p.828                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Trees: Damage to neighbouring property
        p.832                                                                                      +cite    
  • Wills: Delegation of will-making power—rectification
        p.832                                                                                      +cite    
  • Restitution: Is there an obligation on a plaintiff to be just?
        p.833                                                                                      +cite    
  • Evidence: What was life like 50 years ago?
        p.834                                                                                      +cite    
  • Discovery: Statutory restrictions
        p.834                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crime: Investigation—foreign government pressure to drop inquiries
        p.834                                                                                      +cite    
  • Injunctions: Undertakings as to damages
        p.835                                                                                      +cite    
  • State revenue disputes: Limits on appeals by a taxpayer
        p.835                                                                                      +cite    
  • Seeking judicial advice and s 63 of the Trustee Act
        p.837                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES: OPENING OF LAW TERM JUDGES' DINNER
        Hon Sir Anthony Mason
        p.839                                                                                      +cite        
        Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia, Justice of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, and Commonwealth Solicitor-General, provides his recollections of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and its personalities in an era before the Judicature Act and the establishment of the Federal Court.
  • ADMIRALTY AND INSOLVENCY COURTS IN CONFLICT
        John Levingston
        p.849                                                                                      +cite        
        The admiralty and insolvency courts in bankruptcy and corporate liquidation come into conflict due to the payment priority given in admiralty to maritime lienors and claimants with a statutory right of action as a maritime claim against the ship or other property known as the "res", entitling them to commence admiralty proceedings in rem for the arrest of the res as security for their claim. A trustee in bankruptcy and company liquidator have statutory power to gather the assets for payment to all creditors and often seek to get possession of the admiralty res, the security provided for release from arrest, or the res sale fund administered by the admiralty court. The conflict has to be resolved in favour of admiralty as only the admiralty court can sell the res with clear title. The disadvantage for insolvency creditors is that the admiralty priorities are different, even placing secured creditors after admiralty lienors such as wages, which in Insolvency are with unsecured creditors.

  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • Law and the Human Body: Property Rights, Ownership and Control by Rohan Hardcastle
        p.876                                                                                      +cite    
  • Reputation and Defamation by Lawrence McNamara
        p.878                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sir Ronald Wilson: A Matter of Conscience by A Buti
        p.880                                                                                      +cite    
  • Patent Law in Australia by Colin Bodkin
        p.882                                                                                      +cite    
  • The Political Economy of Personal Injury Law by Peter Cane
        p.883                                                                                      +cite    
  • The Law of Rescission by Dominic O'Sullivan, Steven Elliott and Rafal Zakrzewski
        p.883                                                                                      +cite    
  • The Making of a Lawyer by Geoffrey Gibson
        p.884                                                                                      +cite    
  • Bills of Rights and Decolonization by Charles O H Parkinson
        p.885                                                                                      +cite    
  • Climate Law in Australia by T Bonyhady and P Christoff
        p.886                                                                                      +cite    

  • QUIZ
  • Answers to quiz
        p.888                                                                                      +cite