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News from AustLII (3 July 2006)

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     Unlocking IP 2006 Conference
     AustLII breaks the 200 database barrier
     New Databases
     Employment Opportunities at AustLII
     Subscription Information
     Contact Details


The Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW Law Faculty will host a two day Conference 'Creating Commons: The Tasks Ahead in Unlocking IP' on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 July 2006.


The conference will cover many of the main areas of research related to the 'Unlocking IP' research project, and in particular these five key themes:

See: <> for a detailed conference program.


Registrations are being handled through the Centre for CLE at UNSW. A registration form for the conference is available at <>. Please download and print the form and fax it to CLE.

AustLII participates in the Unlocking IP research project and hosts the project resources.


AustLII has passed the 200 mark in publishing free access databases on Australasian law. The most recent 6 databases added gives an idea of the range of materials now being added to AustLII:

Since AustLII started a little over ten years ago, we have been adding new databases at a constant rate of just over one new database every three weeks!

See <> for the full listing of AustLII databases.


"Workplace Relations Law Library"
This library includes databases of Workplace Relations law available on AustLII. Catalog and Websearch enables searches of Workplace Relations materials on other websites as does Law on Google. The Legal Publishers Search searches over CCH's Industrial Law Library and ABL's Workplace materials. There is also a section on the High Court Workplace Relations Challenge 2006 which brings together the Workplace Relations legislation and High Court transcripts of the challenge to it. See: <>.

"Elder Law Review 2002-"
The full text of the Elder Law Review is now available on AustLII from 2002 onwards.
See: <>.

"The Economic and Labour Relations Review 2006-" The full text of the The Economic and Labour Relations Review is now available on AustLII from 2006 onwards. See: <>.


AustLII is hiring additional 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 AustLII's offices at the UTS Broadway campus. For more details, see: <>.


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