Melbourne Law School - Theses

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    Bail and legal aid in Victorian magistrates courts
    Lynch, John Adrian. (University of Melbourne, 1986)
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    Developing the constitution : a politico-legal essay
    Brennan, T. C. (Thomas Cornelius), 1871- (University of Melbourne, 1932?)
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    Protest, public order and police power : a perspective of Queensland events 1977-1979
    Brennan, Frank. (University of Melbourne, 1980)
    1. Public protest was prevalent in England prior to the extension of the franchise to citizens without property or position. Such protest helped to shape the English system of constitutional government. It was not contained by an adequate public order machinery but by the implementation of the criminal law relating to treason and unlawful assembly. 2. The Australian colonies inherited the English public order machinery and criminal law. The convict environs necessitated a military-style machinery and repressive criminal laws. Public protest was tolerated but much Irish activity was seen to be seditious. 3. With the advent of the motor car, police became traffic controllers as well as keepers of the peace. Thus, in regulating public protest, police had to have regard for the smooth flow of motor traffic and the preservation of the peace. Since 1966, public protest has been an integral and effective part of the Australian political process. The Vietnam war, the Springbok Rugby tour and the export of uranium have evoked public protest which has affected the formulation of government policy. Most jurisdictions have accorded citizens the right or general privilege to demonstrate; Queensland has not. 4. In Queensland, police retained the function of issuing or refusing permits for processions, meetings and other political activities on roads and footpaths. The government rejected submissions for tighter judicial supervision of this function from 1966 to 1969. Since then, police officers appear to have been influenced by government policy while exercising that function. The abolition of an applicant's right of appeal to a magistrate from a police officer who refused a permit led to a convergence of government and police policy relating to the refusal of permits for political activities in 1977; it may have contributed to government interference with the administration of the police force. 5. Conflict between the police and citizenry ensued; in the years 1977 to 1979, 1,972 arrests were made at demonstrations. In determining charges, the Magistrates' Courts applied law which was uncertain to facts which were inevitably disputed. Recourse to the superior courts was too tardy to assist the Magistrates' Courts in the application of law. When there was recourse, no clear, indisputable resolution of questions of law was forthcoming. Such a resolution would have spared the Magistrates' Courts prolonged involvement in cases of a political nature. 6. Legislative reforms providing the right to demonstrate, the proper exercise of police discretions and the vigilance of courts are required if "law and order" is to be a reality rather than a slogan in Queensland.
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    Documents on securities and creditors rights
    Myers, A. J. (University of Melbourne, 1975)
    The materials herewith comprise examples of some forms of documents. They are to be used solely for the purposes of private study by students enrolled in the subject of Securities and Creditors Rights in the Faculty of Law in the University of Melbourne in 1975. They are not to be reproduced either wholly or. in part by any person except with written permission of Mr. A. J. Myers lecturer in the above mentioned subject.,
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    An examination of Teutonic law
    Brissenden, E. Mayhew ( 1893)
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    An analysis of aspects of the Australian law of corporate taxation
    Wing, Peter ( 1970)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate by close analysis the legislation and case law on certain aspects of the Australian law-relating to corporate taxation . To provide some limits within which detailed analysis might. be made within a reasonable compass the study was limited to some of the aspects of corporate taxation law which would be of interest to American manufacturers exporting to Australia, licensing manufacture in Australia, and manufacturing in Australia. The aspects covered are corporate residence, general. business income, royalties, interest, dividends, and section 260 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936-1969 (the Act's statutory anti-avoidance provision).
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    Compensation for compulsory acquisition in Victoria
    Trussler, Marguerite Jean ( 1974)
    This thesis explores in some detail the law of compensation for compulsory acquisition in the State of Victoria. An historical survey Is undertaken in Chapter One of Victorian legislation to give the background to and an understanding of the current legislative provisions. These provisions are analysed. Chapter two discusses the relevant case law while chapter three shows the actual practice of a sampling of acquiring authorities in the State of Victoria. Chapter four branches out and takes a quick survey of the legislation in several other jurisdictions. Chapter five pinpoints the major areas of concern and makes some recommendations for improvements in the law.
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    The Commonwealth Industrial Court, 1956-1973
    Tracey, Richard R. S ( 1974)
    The issue of separation of powers in the Australian Federation has been one that bas occupied the High Court since its inception. Despite this it was not until 1956 that the Court squarely faced the question of whether or not it was constitutionally permissible to combine in the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration both judicial end non judicial power. In deciding the question in the negative the High Court made necessary the establishment of the Commonwealth Industrial Court.
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    Australian interstate rivers : legal rights and administration
    Renard, Ian A ( 1971)
    This thesis analyses the legal and administrative problems which arise in regulating Australian rivers that flaw along or across State boundaries. It commences by describing some practical difficulties that have occurred in recent years. It then ascertains the legal rights of the Commonwealth, the various States and private individuals to the use, flow or control of interstate rivers. In the light of the existing law, it points to weaknesses in the present administrative arrangements for reconciling. inter-government conflicts in water resources management and suggests an entirely new system that might be implemented.