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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 81, Number 4, April 2007
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice PW Young AO
  • Apppointment of silk in Victoria
        p.223                                                                                      +cite    
  • Statistics on full time imprisonment
        p.223                                                                                      +cite    
  • Jury confusion
        p.224                                                                                      +cite    
  • Graham Hill Award
        p.224                                                                                      +cite    
  • Litigation funders
        p.224                                                                                      +cite    
  • Extradition to the US
        p.225                                                                                      +cite    
  • Reconstitution of the Law Council of Australia
        p.225                                                                                      +cite    
  • What has happened to our rixitrices?
        p.226                                                                                      +cite    
  • Wife inveigling can be criminal
        p.226                                                                                      +cite    
  • Quotes of the month
        p.226                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • Deposit returned after disputed rescision
        p.227                                                                                      +cite    

  • Transfer of mortgage does not necessarily transfer obligations under loan agreement
  • Uncertainty in rent review notices: Follow up
        p.229                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW -- Editor: Geoff Lindsay SC
  • Australia Day Honours List 2007 (Cth)
        p.232                                                                                      +cite    
  • Professor Rosalind Croucher (Cth)
        p.232                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG (Cth)
        p.232                                                                                      +cite    
  • Hon Kemeri Murray AO (Cth)
        p.232                                                                                      +cite    
  • Appointment of Senior Council (Qld)
        p.233                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sir Harry Gibbs (Qld)
        p.233                                                                                      +cite    

  • FAMILY LAW -- Editor: Anthony Dickey QC
  • What is the purpose of valuing superannuation interests under the Regulations?
        p.234                                                                                      +cite    
  • Best interests of the child: Significance of "primary considerations" and "additional considerations"
        p.235                                                                                      +cite    

  • PRACTICAL ADVOCACY -- Editor: Professor John Harber Phillips AC QC
  • "Turning the enemy's flank"
        p.237                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice PW Young AO
  • Charities
        p.239                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crime: Significance of flight
        p.239                                                                                      +cite    
  • Appeal: Order for retrial by fresh judge
        p.239                                                                                      +cite    
  • Security for costs
        p.240                                                                                      +cite    
  • Lifting the corporate veil
        p.240                                                                                      +cite    
  • Dangerous recreational activities
        p.241                                                                                      +cite    
  • Trusts: Beneficiaries' rights to inspect trust documents
        p.241                                                                                      +cite    
  • Corporations: Court convened meetings
        p.241                                                                                      +cite    
  • Freedom of information
        p.242                                                                                      +cite    
  • Pleading and raising legality
        p.244                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • "INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW": SEMINAR - PART I
        Hon Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, AC
        p.245                                                                                      +cite        
        This article, presented at a seminar for Victorian judicial officers, introduces the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) and discusses the important function of the Victorian judiciary in interpreting and applying the new laws. The article touches on the purpose behind the Charter, quoting from a report by the Human Rights Consultation Committee and the Charter's preamble. The author notes the ways in which human rights cases have arisen in the past, within the common law and other legislation, and highlights the significance of the journey now facing Victorian judicial officers in the development of human rights jurisprudence.
  • "INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW": SEMINAR - PART II
        Hon Sir Gerard Brennan, AC KBE
        p.248                                                                                      +cite        
        This article, presented at a seminar for Victorian judicial officers, discusses key sections of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic), and advocates a liberal, but cautious, approach to the interpretation of rights. The article considers the approach to interpreting the Charter, the relevance of decisions by the courts of other nations (including the UK, Canada, and New Zealand), the scope of declarations of incompatibility, and possible jurisdictional issues within Australia.
  • THE BAKUN DISPUTE: MANDATORY NATIONAL LAWS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
        Peter Megens and Max Bonnell
        p.259                                                                                      +cite        
        In international arbitration, it is accepted that the parties are free to determine what law will govern the substance of their dispute. But that freedom is not unlimited, because in some circumstances the parties will be unable to exclude the operation of the mandatory national laws that are binding on one or more of them. In Transfield v Pacific Hydro Ltd [2006] VSC 175, the Victorian Supreme Court considered the tension between the right of parties to an arbitration to choose the law that governs their dispute, the binding nature of awards of international arbitral tribunals, and the fact that parties are not permitted to exclude, by contract, liability under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). The decision raises serious questions about what rights a party has when an international arbitral tribunal refuses to apply mandatory national laws to the dispute under arbitration.
  • RE-CALIBRATING INTERESTS: CO-OWNERSHIP IN EQUITY
        Lee Aitken
        p.266                                                                                      +cite        
        Equity has a large part to play in working out the respective rights of co-owners both while the relationship is on foot and when it comes to an end. There is a subtle interplay between the underlying common law and the equitable doctrines which operate in any given context. This article explores the general topic of co-ownership and emphasises the issues which frequently arise when nerves are strained, and tempers fray.

  • OBITUARY
  • Rt Hon Sir Robert Megarry
        p.276                                                                                      +cite