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Editors --- "Mentions" [2002] AltLawJl 60; (2002) 27(3) Alternative Law Journal 152



Plain Language Law


Plain Language Law is a free online newsletter published by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW for anyone interested in keeping abreast of plain language legal information and education initiatives. It will include new and forthcoming plain language resources in all formats, community legal education programs, and research and conferences in these areas. Contributions are welcome and can be sent to:

email: owner-pH@

To subscribe please fill out the form at:

<> and select Subscribe.

Single Women and Homelessness: Which Way is Home? by Sue Casey

Occasional Paper No 11, March 2002

Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace

Website: <


Hot Topics No 36
Human Genetic Information

The Legal Information Access Centre at the State Library of New South Wales has released another in the Hot Topics series (burning legal issues in plain language).

This issue covers: chromosomes, genes and DNA, genetic difference, inheriting genes, cloning and stem cell research, human genetic timeline.

Contact: Legal Information Access Centre, State Library of NSW,

tel 02 9273 1558, email:


Police, Power and Accountability

Centre for Public Policy University of Melbourne Time: 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Venue: Public Policy Theatre, 2nd Floor,

234 Queensberry Street, Carlton.

Contact: email:

Dates: 6 August, 13 August, 20 August, 27 August.

Website: <http://www.public-policy.>


Working it out - A mediation resource package

The Victoria Law Foundation has produced a video training package which provides participants in mediation and others involved in settling disputes with important information on how to pre­ pare and participate in the process.

The package offers an excellent medium by which both the principles and processes of mediation and the nuances of human interactions, which are integral to mediation, can be effectively presented and discussed.

The package is comprised of:

• A 15 minute video presented by ABC TV personality Julie McCrossin featuring mediations in action and interviews with participants, jointly produced with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

• A User Guide detailing best practice for both mediators and participants.

• Training Notes including group activities and 'self paced learning' exercises.

Price: $60.00

More information: <www>


'The War on Terrorism': Democracy Under Challenge

Call for Papers

Date: 9 August 2002

Venue: Victorian Trades Hall Council, Melbourne

Hosted by The Law School, Victoria University

The conference will focus on the 'war on terrorism' and its implications.

Enquiries and offers of papers are now invited from people and organisations interested in con­ tributing a paper on the broad conference topic and/or any of the specific conference themes.

Proposals for papers, in the form of an abstract of approximately 200 words, should be sent by mid July to either:

Neil Andrews, tel: 039688 5205, email:


Joo-Cheong Tham, tel: 03 9688 520, email:

Law School, Victoria Univer­ sity, PO Box 14428, Melbourne City MC, VIC 8001.

The Australian Institute of Criminology
Current Issues in Regulation: Enforcement and Compliance Date: 2-3 September 2002

Venue: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne

Contact: Conference Coordinators,

tel 02 6292 9002,

email: confco@

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