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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 83, Number 9, September 2009
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  • CURRENT ISSUES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Administrative law in Queensland
        p.575                                                                                      +cite    
  • Naming judges on appeal
        p.575                                                                                      +cite    
  • Bail and juveniles
        p.575                                                                                      +cite    
  • Identity theft and identity change
        p.576                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sentencing
        p.577                                                                                      +cite    
  • Law schools and the profession
        p.577                                                                                      +cite    
  • Traffic fines
        p.578                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY — Editor: Peter Butt
  • Mortgagee's duty to take reasonable care when exercising power of sale
        p.579                                                                                      +cite    
  • Estate agents and the law
        p.581                                                                                      +cite    

  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS — Editor: Ryszard Piotrowicz
  • Further restrictions on the means and methods of warfare: The ban on cluster munitions
        p.583                                                                                      +cite    

  • FAMILY LAW — Editor: Anthony Dickey QC
  • Two problems concerning de facto relationship proceedings
        p.588                                                                                      +cite    
  • Ambit of Pt XIIIAA, Div 4
        p.589                                                                                      +cite    
  • Postscript: Is there a requirement of disclosure of all material facts in children's cases?
        p.590                                                                                      +cite    

  • OVERSEAS LAW — Editor: Ross Buckley
  • Disconnecting fault from liability: The current state of liability for securities fraud in the United States
        p.591                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • On reasonable suspicion of being a terrorist
        p.595                                                                                      +cite    
  • "Dobbs clauses": Whether provision in audit report could be construed as a Dobbs clause
        p.595                                                                                      +cite    
  • Injury to stored sperm: Personal injury or breached bailment?
        p.596                                                                                      +cite    
  • Proprietary estoppel
        p.596                                                                                      +cite    
  • Litigation privilege and statements of evidence
        p.597                                                                                      +cite    
  • When wives pay rent
        p.597                                                                                      +cite    
  • Settlement of proceedings: Plaintiff dying before order made
        p.598                                                                                      +cite    
  • Noise and injunctions
        p.598                                                                                      +cite    
  • Standard of care in negligence
        p.599                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • THE PURPOSE OF LITIGATION
        Hon Murray Gleeson, AC
        p.601                                                                                      +cite        
        The author of this article explores the purpose of the litigation process, in particular the object of civil litigation through the examination of some of its basic assumptions. After a brief survey of the criminal justice system, the author turns his focus to the public and private spheres of the civil justice system. While noting that it is difficult to have a clear and common understanding of what the civil justice system seeks to achieve because it serves many interests, the author raises issues about the way the system works, and how it might be changed. The author looks at the problems of cost and delay, the application of public resources, legislative policy and the balancing exercise involved in the rationing of court services with the obligation of governments to provide its citizens access to justice.
  • QUIRKS AND CURIOS: RESCUED FOOTNOTES IN THE HISTORY OF SUCCESSION LAW
        Rosalind Croucher
        p.609                                                                                      +cite        
        Property law is full of stories — many of them relating to succession law. In the context of the passing of time, the tightness of texts, and publishers' constraints, many may get relegated to the "cutting room floor" of academic writing, or just left behind as history's tide moves rapidly on. In this article the author launches a mission to rescue a collection of interesting twists and turns in the history of succession law.
  • THE MEMBER'S RIGHT TO INSPECT THE COMPANY BOOKS: CORPORATIONS ACT, s 247A
        Christos Mantziaris
        p.621                                                                                      +cite        
        Members of a company have a right to inspect the company's books under both the general law and s 247A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The general law right is influenced by the traditional judicial deference to the internal management of the company. The s 247A right is not so encumbered. The applicant need not show a special right or interest for the inspection, and may obtain an order to inspect board papers. The differences between the general law and statute are often misunderstood by both litigants and the courts. This article provides a detailed statement of the law governing both remedies and its practical application.