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5/31/10 Materials and Resources Text: Samantha Hepburn, Australian Property Law, Lexis Nexis, 2008. Blackboard for lecture slides, materials for assignment, past exam papers, etc. Peter Butt, Land Law, 6th ed, 2010, Thomson Reuters PAL – Peer Assisted Learning 22
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5/31/10 Darrow Estates Covenant Environment & Cleanliness Your land came with various trees, plants, and natural features. You are free to change your land how you see fit, as long as the theme of the region is kept. You should keep some trees and green on your property, and try to fit in with the overall feel. Do not leave unsightly projects out in your yard of bright orange, for example. In your home, you are free to do as you wish, but please respect the view of your neighbors, and 44
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5/31/10 Man demands wife pay him for kidney A New York doctor is demanding that his estranged wife pay him A$2.07 million to compensate him for the kidney he gave her — or give the organ back. Dr Richard Batista told reporters he gave his kidney to Dawnell Batista in June 2001 before she filed for divorce four years later. Against estimated 700,000-to-1 odds, he was found to be a perfect match for organ donation after two previous transplant failures. "I was the first and only one to step to the plate," the New York Daily News reported Dr Batista as saying. But a few years later, the marriage became volatile amid claims his wife, a pediatric nurse, had an affair. His lawyer confirmed that the doctor's demands stem from the way he was treated in the divorce proceedings. 66
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5/31/10 Kidney donors – Pakistan The Age – May 12, 2008 77
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5/31/10 Surrogate mothers at Kaival Hospital in Anand, India, in 88
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5/31/10 Margaret Radin – Contested Commodities When we worry about baby-selling or kidney selling, for example, concerns about commodification are mixed up with concerns about the effects of poverty, sexism, and racism on the would-be sellers, as well as concerns about harm to innocent third parties (the babies who are sold). 99
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5/31/10 Owning Babies 1010
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5/31/10 Selling babies “There’s nothing wrong in this,” says one of the Indian surrogates. “We give them a baby and they give us much-needed money. It’s good for them and for us.” Another one says “this is not exploitation, working for 50 to 60 rupees ($1.20 to $1.45) a day; crushing glass for 14 hours is 1111
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5/31/10 Blackstone’s Commentaries Property is that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe 1212
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5/31/10 Professor Jeremiah Smith Eaton v C.& MR.R . Con says: In a strict legal sense, land is not ‘property’ but the subject of property.
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