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News from AustLII (31 January 2006)
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Five New Databases Employment Opportunities at AustLII 'Unlocking IP' project position available New Publishers Search Content Online Help Updated and Expanded Subscription Information Contact Details
FIVE NEW DATABASES
"Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales - Presidential Decisions 2002-" The full text of all decisions of Presidential members of the Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales on appeals against decisions of Arbitrators and leave applications for referral of novel and complex Questions of Law. from 2002 onwards is now available on AustLII. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWWCCPD/>
"ACT Repealed Acts" The full text of Australian Capital Territory repealed Acts of Parliament are now available on AustLII. The Acts are also downloadable as plain text (ASCII) and Rich Text Format (RTF) files. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/repealed_act/>
"ACT Repealed Regulations" The full text of Australian Capital Territory Regulations are now available on AustLII. The Regulations are also downloadable as plain text (ASCII) and Rich Text Format (RTF) files. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/repealed_reg/>
"NSW Repealed Acts" The full text of New South Wales repealed Acts of Parliament are now available on AustLII. The Acts are also downloadable as plain text (ASCII) files. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/repealed_act/>
"NSW Repealed Regulations" The full text of New South Wales repealed Regulations are now available on AustLII. The Regulations are also downloadable as plain text (ASCII) files. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/repealed_reg/>
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT AUSTLII
AustLII is hiring new staff in 2006. We are looking for systems and project officers. These officers will be responsible for the development and maintenance of AustLII and WorldLII databases as well as developing AustLII and WorldLII systems and software. We are seeking applicants with strong skills in computer science. A background in law is highly desirable.
These positions will be situated at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. For more information see: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/austlii/employment/20060131.html>.
UNLOCKING IP PROJECT POSITION AVAILABLE
The "Unlocking IP" research project is offering an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) research position for a technical researcher enrolling in a PhD at UNSW. The successful research student will receive a c.$25k tax free stipend and fee exemption.
The description and application instructions for the position, and also a background paper, the application form, and UNSW's information for students are available from the Unlocking IP project page. Applications close on February 17. For more details, see the project page at: <http://www.cyberlawcentre.org/unlocking-ip/apai/index.html>.
NEW LEGAL PUBLISHERS SEARCH CONTENT
The CCH Trade Practices Commentary includes a major update of the Enforcement and Defences section at paragraph 18-220 onwards.
The AustLII Legal Publishers Search facility is available at: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/form/search/search2.html>
ONLINE HELP UPDATED AND EXPANDED
The AustLII online Case Law Help has been updated and now includes detailed hints for searching for (1) recent cases, (2) party names and by date.
The AustLII online Legislation Help has also been updated to take into account the 4 new repealed legislation databases above and the exciting point-in-time legislation system.
AustLII online help is at: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/austlii/help/>.
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