VULJ

Victoria University Law and Justice Journal

VULJ: Victoria University Law and Justice Journal is the official law journal of Victoria University and its affiliated body, the College of Law and Justice, formerly known as Victoria Law School.

This issue may be cited as:

(2017) 7(1) Victoria University Law and Justice Journal

ISSN (Print) 2202 7912

ISSN (Online) 2203 2908

This journal was formerly known as:

Dictum: Victoria Law School Journal

ISSN (Print) 1838 6849

ISSN (Online) 1838 6857

The publisher of VULJ: Victoria University Law and Justice Journal is the College of Law and Justice, Victoria University.

© Copyright is vested in the Victoria University.

The material in VULJ: Victoria University Law and Justice Journal is vested in Victoria University. Featured articles may be downloaded, displayed, printed and reproduced only for personal use. If you have any questions concerning reproduction and authorisation, please contact the Editors.

Front Cover graphic was designed by: Bridget Gant at Hatch Studio Metrowest.

About the cover design:  The cover design depicts the Family Court of Australia. Within this building one can watch daily hearings including cases run in the Federal and High Court. In 2017 the VULJ was fortunate enough to visit the Court when conducting its interview with Chief Justice Bryant in her chambers.

VULJ

Victoria Unviersity Law and Justice Journal

Managing Academic Editor
 
Nussen Ainsworth Lecturer, College of Law and Justice
Senior Editors
 
Hannah Cook-Tonkin Niko Kordos
Editors
 
Joshua Gibson  
Assistant Editors
 
Ashley Barnesley Kestra Bowskill
Anastasia Pochesneva Angela Stanley
Editorial Advisory Board
 
Nussen Ainsworth Lecturer, College of Law and Justice
Professor Neil Andrews Professor, College of Law and Justice
Dr Chris Brien Senior Lecturer, College of Law and Justice
Justice Pagone Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Remy van de Wiel QC Barrister, Victorian Bar
Murray Greenway College Librarian, College of Law and Justice
Publication Team
 
Bronwyn Betts Librarian, College of Law and Justice
Maria Kelly Copyeditor
Beata Cranswick Design Studio Manager, College of Arts

The Editors would like to thank the entire College of Law and Justice for their continued support and to extend our humble appreciation to the reviewers who have been so generous of their time.

Aim and Scope

VULJ: Victoria University Law and Justice Journal is the flagship journal of the College of Law and Justice. VULJ is a generalist student-run law publication, under the supervision of an academic managing editor. VULJ aims to promote high-quality legal scholarship to all users of the law including academics, practitioners and students. The articles featured in VULJ are generally shorter and more topical than in traditional legal publications.

Information Contributions
All articles featured in VULJ are referred by at least two anonymous referees. Referees include domestic and international experts in a given area of law.

Contributors are advised to submit their manuscripts in electronic form through our website: http://vulj.vu.edu.au  All submission guidelines and further related information can be found on our website.

Submissions should:

Include an abstract of 100–200 words
Adhere to a word limit of 4000–6000 words (excluding abstract and footnotes)
Comply with the most recent Australian Guide to Legal Citation
Include citations in the form of footnotes. Bibliographies are not required

If you encounter any issues or require further assistance, you can direct your query via email:

General Information vulj@vu.edu.au
Technical Support digital.services@vu.edu.au
Managing Academic Editor nussen.ainsworth@vu.edu.au
Publication Dates and Process

Once the Editors have successfully received a manuscript it will be immediately screened to ensure that the minimum procedural criteria have been satisfied. The Editors aim to notify contributors of the outcome of this review within one week.

All manuscripts successful beyond the initial review are forwarded to an expert in a given area of law. Once the first reviewer recommends the article for publication, the manuscript is forwarded to a second reviewer for commentary.

Once the article has been through the peer review process, the Editors will make a final decision on whether to offer the author a conditional publication offer. Should the author accept, the article will become the official copyright of VULJ.

Contributors will be able to track the publication process from submissions of publications via our website. Further details are available on our website: vulj.vu.edu.au.

Back Issues

Electronic versions are available from our website: http://vulj.vu.edu.au

If you would like a hard copy of the journal, please send your request to: vulj@vu.edu.au.

Sponsorship

The Victoria University Law and Justice Journal thanks the College of Law and Justice for their ongoing support.

If your organisation would like to become a sponsor or would like further information about sponsorship, please email: vulj@vu.edu.au.

Correspondence

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Victoria University Law and Justice Journal Phone +61 3 9919 1834
College of Law and Justice Fax +61 3 9919 1840
Queen Street Campus Email vulj@vu.edu.au
PO Box 14428 Website http://vulj.vu.edu.au
Melbourne Victoria 3001    
Australia