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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 83, Number 12, December 2009
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  • CURRENT ISSUES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young, AO
  • I have been decanted
        p.787                                                                                      +cite    
  • University law journals
        p.787                                                                                      +cite    
  • More Malaysian canings
        p.787                                                                                      +cite    
  • The sacred Bar table
        p.788                                                                                      +cite    
  • Funding courts
        p.789                                                                                      +cite    
  • The end of Volume 83
        p.790                                                                                      +cite    
  • Quiz
        p.791                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY — Editor: Peter Butt
  • Easements: Obstructions to a right of way and the right to maintain and improve an easement
        p.792                                                                                      +cite    
  • Unreasonably withholding consent to assignment of lease
        p.796                                                                                      +cite    

  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS — Editor: Ryszard Piotrowicz
  • Happy anniversary! Or is it? 60 years of the Geneva Conventions, 60 years of war crimes
        p.798                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young, AO
  • Solicitors' negligence
        p.801                                                                                      +cite    
  • Property: Grant of leasehold estate to minor
        p.801                                                                                      +cite    
  • Breach of the peace: Whether violence necessary
        p.802                                                                                      +cite    
  • Confidential information: Inadvertent disclosure
        p.802                                                                                      +cite    
  • Remitter to lower court for rehearing
        p.802                                                                                      +cite    
  • Equitable estoppel with statutory tenancy
        p.803                                                                                      +cite    
  • Who is the greatest expert?
        p.803                                                                                      +cite    
  • Lane v Morrison (2009) 83 ALJR 993
        p.804                                                                                      +cite    
  • Alcan (NT) Alumina Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Territory Revenue (2009) 83 ALJR 1152
        p.805                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE
        Chief Justice Robert French
        p.806                                                                                      +cite        
        The Chief Justice of Australia delivered this speech at the conference dinner of the Annual Conference of Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand on Friday, 3 April 2009. It considers the value of trying to symplify and clarify intellectual property law. The style of the author's oral delivery has been preserved.
  • FEDERATION AND CULTURE: REFLECTIONS ON THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION
        John Hatzistergos
        p.810                                                                                      +cite        
        Unlike other countries, the Australian Constitution is not a wide-ranging statement of citizens' rights. However, it has served its people for over a century as the foundation of Australia's democracy and the Commonwealth government. This article offers some reflections on the Constitution with particular reference to events and themes that preceded and followed its accomplishment; the significance of the Eureka Stockade in establishing a system of government through a Constitution that entrusts ultimate sovereignty in the people; s 116 of the Constitution — the express guarantee conferring freedom of religion; and the consequences arising from the implementation of the White Australia policy.
  • WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS: A NON SEQUITUR
        Christopher Bevan
        p.817                                                                                      +cite        
        On 11 December 2008, the High Court gave judgment in an appeal which involved a restatement of the concept of waiver in the context of the enforcement of contractual rights. The decision has the effect of limiting the operation of the concept of waiver to the loss of curial and quasi-curial rights such as the right to assert legal professional privilege and the right to plead a limitation defence to an action in a court or tribunal. But the most important aspect of the judgment is that it stands as a watershed in the law of contract in Australia by rejecting the notion that conduct by one party to a contract inconsistent with that party's rights under the terms of the contract can ever give rise to a loss of rights under the contract by that party in the absence of: (a) any consideration given to support a variation of the contract; (b) any detrimental reliance suffered by the other party to the contract which can support a plea of estoppel by conduct; or (c) a true binding election between inconsistent contractual rights.
  • ICETV V NINE NETWORK AND THE COPYRIGHT IN FACTUAL COMPILATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
        Glenn McGowan, SC
        p.840                                                                                      +cite        
        The High Court's decision in IceTV v Nine Network (2009) 83 ALJR 585 denied relief to Nine for claimed infringement of its copyright in its weekly schedules, and in so doing restored more traditional copyright analysis to factual compilations and consigned Desktop Marketing v Telstra (2002) 119 FCR 491 to historical irrelevance.

  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • Three books on human rights
        p.849                                                                                      +cite    
  • ANSWERS TO QUIZ
        p.852                                                                                      +cite