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dc.contributor.authorTranter, Kieranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:24Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-07T07:09:14Z
dc.identifier.issn00258938en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4685
dc.description.abstractThis article is concerned with the relationship between emergent technology and the legal response to it. The focus is on the making of the Motor Car Act 1909 (Vic). It is shown that notwithstanding popular anxieties regarding the new 'motors', the Act did not reflect those concerns through speed limits and restrictions. Instead, the Act established a regulatory scheme that was largely pro-motoring. This dissociation between the community's concerns and the legislation is explained through emphasising other factors influencing the Act. In particular, it is suggested that the notion of progress through technology (legislating for the future) and the ideal of the regulative state (law as technology) went to the essence of the Act. The article concludes by suggesting that these factors are not just historical and particular to the motor vehicle, but can be identified in other legal responses to technological changeen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMelbourne University Law Review Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MULR/2005/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom843en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto879en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMelbourne University Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390305en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode399901en_US
dc.title'The History of the Haste-Wagons': *The motor car act (1909) (Vic.), emergent technology and the call for lawen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the author.en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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