"Foundations of Australian Law is pitched exactly at the right level - in terms of both content and language - for business students, for law students, and for international students. This fifth edition has been fully updated to include changes in the law."--Back cover
This book has been extensively revised, expanding and updating the content of previous editions, and includes many more case examples. This text consists of 12 chapters and is divided into 4 parts: Part A looks at the Australian legal system; Part B addresses tort; Part C covers contract law; and Part D covers consumer law
"Extensively revised, expanding and updating the content of previous editions, and includes more case examples. Divided into 6 main parts: Part A looks at the Australian legal system; Part B addresses torts, plus coverage of defamation, nuisance and trespass; Part C covers contract law which is divided into three chapters; Part D covers property law, specifically mortgages and leases and insurance law; Part E details consumer law including the sale of goods, consumer protection, restrictive trade practices, marketing and advertising law and intellectual property law; Part F covers business ownership and bankruptcy law." -- pref
his paper addresses a number of issues concerning the evidence that children give as witnesses in court proceedings. The problems and difficulties which face parties and their lawyers in trying to have useful and reliable evidence from children admitted have been the subject of much writing. A number of these problems are of general application. They apply whatever the kind of proceeding the child is involved in. Other problems are more particular. They arise, for example, because of the special nature of the criminal trial, and again, because of the special problems posed by sexual assault proceedings. This paper is not limited to sexual assault proceedings although they are an important and, regrettably, increasing class of case in which the evidence of child witnesses is important.