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Issue 32: December 2008
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From the President From the PresidentAs this is the last edition of Hearsay for 2008, it is appropriate to reflect on what has been another busy year for the Association and its members. More so than ever before the collegiate nature of...Read More >>
Thank You, and Merry ChristmasI would like to thank the many contributors who have made this year's editions possible. It is thanks to the consistently high quality of the contributions that the average per edition readership has...Read More >> Thank You, and Merry Christmas
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Retirement of the Honourable Justice JerrardThe Honourable Justice Jerrard declined a formal Valedictory Ceremony upon his retirement from the Court which took effect on 8 December 2008. On 5 December 2008 His Honour sat for the last time in ...Read More >>
Valedictory Ceremony for the Honourable Justice MackenzieA Valedictory Ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Mackenzie was held in the Banco Court on 8 December 2008.1 The Bar Association was represented by the President, Michael Stewa...Read More >>
Seven Deadly Sins of PleadingThe author, Anthony Morris QC, tells us that the following article is not intended as a pleading “primer” and that its purpose is "much less ambitious" -  to identify severa...Read More >>
The Rule of LawlessnessI have been there a number of times. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because of complete denial, or at least a disbelief, that such a place exists, and I want to ensure, in my own mind, that it is in f...Read More >>
The Concept of a Non-Delegable Duty Gets a Run Outside the SchoolyardIn a recent decision of the Court of Appeal, Fitzgerald v. Hill & Ors1, the Court examined in detail the concept of a non-delegable duty of care.Read More >>
Bottom’s Up: An Examination of Lumbers v W Cook Builders Pty LtdPractitioners will be familiar with the statement that the concept of unjust enrichment consists of three elements: (a) an enrichment to the defendant; (b) that is gained at the plaintiff’s expe...Read More >>
Election of Bar Council 2008/2009 The results of the recent Bar Council Election were confirmed at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on 26 November 2008. The following members were elected: Read More >>
Proposed Amendments under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) dealing with Cartel OffencesRecently, the Federal Government had occasion to consider proposed amendments to the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (“the TPA’) by releasing the final draft of the Trade Practices Amendmen...Read More >>
In Brief - News and Current Affairs News, appointments, forthcoming national and international conferences and more ... Read More >>
Bank of QueenslandExperience the difference of Bank of Queensland’s Private Bank. Bank of Queensland's Private Bank is designed to provide a high level of personalised service to a select group of highly valu...Read More >>
Book Review: The Orange Trees of Baghdad: In Search of a Vanishing LifeBy Leilah Nadir Published by Scribe Publications1 Reviewed by Roly O’Regan   T he timing of first-time author Leilah Nadir's book on Iraq is certainly timely. The Orange Trees...Read More >>
Book Review: My Guantanamo Diary - The Detainees and the Stories They Told MeBy Mahvish Rukhsana Khan Publisher: Scribe Publications Reviewed by Susan Anderson   Ms Khan was a law student born of Afghani parents in the United States.  She became involve...Read More >>
Book Review: The Dark SideBy Jane Mayer Reviewed by Dan O’Gorman The Dark Side outlines violation of the United States Constitution that occurred in the pursuit of terrorists following the attacks of 11 Septembe...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Bruce Godfrey, Court of Appeal Research Officer. They provide a brief overview of each case. F...Read More >>
High Court of Australia Judgment Summary NotesThe following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia have been prepared by the Public Information Officer, Fiona Hamilton. They provide a brief overview of each case. For mor...Read More >>
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