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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 84, Number 5, May 2010
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  • CURRENT ISSUES – Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Changing of the guard in the Federal Court
        p.287                                                                                      +cite    
  • Neighbouring relations of courts improved
        p.287                                                                                      +cite    
  • England, Europe and the common law
        p.287                                                                                      +cite    
  • Shared parenting
        p.288                                                                                      +cite    
  • Are hate laws one sided?
        p.288                                                                                      +cite    
  • New South Wales Court of Appeal web page
        p.289                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judges as mediators or arbitrators
        p.289                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sentencing
        p.290                                                                                      +cite    
  • Norm & Narelle (No 4)
        p.290                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY – Editor: Peter Butt
  • Partition preferred to sale
        p.292                                                                                      +cite    
  • Rights under easement
        p.292                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sale of fixtures, unsevered from the land on which they stand
        p.293                                                                                      +cite    
  • The arcane law of deeds
        p.294                                                                                      +cite    

  • FAMILY LAW – Editor: Anthony Dickey QC
  • Reflections on MRR v GR
        p.296                                                                                      +cite    
  • Intervention by a third party and simply being heard
        p.297                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES – Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Trespass to land: Ambit of orders for possession
        p.299                                                                                      +cite    
  • “First in, first out”: Does that rule apply to chattel hire?
        p.299                                                                                      +cite    
  • Proprietary estoppel: Detriment – Proportionality
        p.300                                                                                      +cite    
  • Striking out valid claims
        p.301                                                                                      +cite    
  • Deeds: Whether a document is a deed
        p.301                                                                                      +cite    
  • Costs: Dishonesty of successful party – Effect
        p.301                                                                                      +cite    
  • Proceeds of crime: Preservation of property
        p.302                                                                                      +cite    
  • Arbitration: When court should interfere with award for manifest error – Arbitrator’s duty to give reasons
        p.302                                                                                      +cite    
  • Damages payable by purchaser over failed contract
        p.303                                                                                      +cite    
  • Adverse possession of a river bed
        p.305                                                                                      +cite    
  • Injunctions in the family court: Undertakings as to damages and “clean hands”
        p.305                                                                                      +cite    
  • Time limits for service of notices
        p.306                                                                                      +cite    
  • Implied easement to train dogs
        p.306                                                                                      +cite    
  • Damages: Water damage to shop – Shop owner doing work to modernise shop as well as reinstate – How damages assessed
        p.307                                                                                      +cite    
  • Statistical evidence as proof
        p.308                                                                                      +cite    
  • Supporting State Supreme Courts
        p.308                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • STATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN JUDICATURE
        Chief Justice R S French
        p.310                                                                                      +cite        
        The Australian judiciary today discharges its functions in the community in which there is an increasing tendency to develop national and co-operative approaches to important elements of social and legal infrastructure. Australia has a unified common law which, together with the Constitution, and federal, State and Territorial laws, forms one system of jurisprudence. The Australian judicial system, although federal in form, is national in character. So too, is the legal profession. Moves to a “nationa l judicial framework” and national regulation of the profession must respect the distinctive constitutional character of the courts and the associated requirement for a strong competent, ethical and independent body of lawyers. Moves to enhanced use of court annexed alternative dispute resolution and the development of efficiency measures for courts are positive but should not blur or compromise their distinctive function in Australian society.
  • FISHERIES AND AUTOMATIC FORFEITURE OF VESSELS: DRACONIAN COMMONWEALTH LAWS
        Michael White and Rosemary Gibson
        p.319                                                                                      +cite        
        This article describes the background to the Australian Commonwealth fisheries jurisdiction, the ocean areas over which the Australian Fishing Zone extends and the general regulatory and enforcement powers under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth). It sets out the extent of the powers granted to enforcement officers and focuses on the provisions dealing with automatic forfeiture of vessels, catch and equipment as provided in the Act. It analyses the forfeiture provisions and the major cases dealing with them. The article sets out a critical analysis of these provisions and cases and calls for reform of the present fisheries law about forfeiture as being unjust and contrary to the established principles of the administration of law. In particular the article calls for repeal of the automatic forfeiture provisions in the Fisheries Management Act and, if not repealed, that the decision in Olbers Co Ltd v Commonwealth [No 4] (2004) 136 FCR 67; 205 ALR 432 be overturned or not followed as appropriate.

  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • The Law Affecting the Valuation of Land by Alan Hyam
        p.345                                                                                      +cite    
  • Documentary Evidence – The Laws of Australia by Roger Brown
        p.345                                                                                      +cite    
  • Pixie by Andrea Mohr
        p.346                                                                                      +cite    
  • The Tort of Conversion by Sarah Green and John Randall QC
        p.346                                                                                      +cite    
  • Nygh’s Conflict of Laws in Australia by Martin Davies, Andrew Bell and Paul Brereton
        p.347                                                                                      +cite