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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 81, Number 6, June 2007
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Gun law and the US constitutional myth
        p.367                                                                                      +cite    
  • Overriding purpose of procedural acts
        p.367                                                                                      +cite    
  • Unlicensed drivers
        p.367                                                                                      +cite    
  • Should the rules as to legal professional privilege be reviewed?
        p.368                                                                                      +cite    
  • Caretaker governments
        p.368                                                                                      +cite    
  • Legal costs and legal aid
        p.370                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is our moral duty to adult children?
        p.371                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • "Joint proprietors" in the Torrens system
        p.372                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is a "farm"?
        p.375                                                                                      +cite    

  • PRACTICAL ADVOCACY -- Editor: Prof John Harber Phillips AC QC
  • Divisions of advocacy in the american profession
        p.377                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW -- Editor: Geoff Lindsay SC
  • John Michael Bennett AM
        p.379                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice David Hammerschlag
        p.380                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Ian Gordon Harrison
        p.381                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Members' rights with umbrella organisations
        p.382                                                                                      +cite    
  • Equity: "He who comes to equity must come with clean hands"
        p.382                                                                                      +cite    
  • Charitable trusts: Foreign religious trusts
        p.382                                                                                      +cite    
  • Assignment of right to appeal
        p.383                                                                                      +cite    
  • Estoppel: Distinction between promissory and conventional estoppel
        p.383                                                                                      +cite    
  • Compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment
        p.384                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judges sitting on cases where former client involved
        p.385                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crimes: Keeping material witness in custody
        p.385                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • PROMOTING RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE IN A MULTIFAITH SOCIETY: RELIGIOUS VILIFICATION LEGISLATION IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK
        Garth Blake, SC
        p.386                                                                                      +cite        
        In response to a perceived growth of religious intolerance, Parliaments of the UK and Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria have recently enacted religious vilification legislation. The Parliaments of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia have not done so, for reasons that include a concern that such legislation may be used to foment religious intolerance. In December 2006, the Victorian Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the first major case on religious vilification legislation in Catch the Fire Ministries Inc v Islamic Council of Victoria Inc [2006] VSCA 284. This article examines the background to religious vilification legislation in the UK and Australia, and in international law, and analyses the Catch the Fire judgment.
  • SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY AND EQUITABLE RIGHTS AGAINST THE COMMONWEALTH
        Garth Campbell
        p.406                                                                                      +cite        
        In the 1997 case of Commonwealth v Mewett (1997) 191 CLR 471; 146 ALR 299, the High Court considered a claim in tort and contract brought by a private litigant, and effectively removed the availability of sovereign immunity as a bar to proceedings against the Commonwealth. This article considers the reasoning of the court in this and subsequent cases, and the extension of this reasoning to purely equitable claims. The author suggests that some equitable claims against the Commonwealth may still attract the application of sovereign immunity.
  • ADDRESS: SUPREME COURT JUDGES' DINNER
        The Honourable J P Slattery, AO QC
        p.416                                                                                      +cite        
        In August 1988 when I retired from the Court at the age which former Chief Justice, Sir Leslie Herron called "the age of statutory senility", I was recalled immediately from what Justice David Hunt then called "the mothball Bench" to sit as an Acting Judge and Royal Commissioner to enquire into matters connected with the former Chelmsford Private Hospital and Mental Health Services. However, a more serious event was to follow. The authoritative Law Almanac declared in 2000 that I had died on 12 October 1999. At the power and direction of the present Chief Justice I was "resurrected" in a subsequent Law Almanac. I hope to maintain the status quo for some time.
  • BOOK REVIEWS
        p.424                                                                                      +cite