On the Capitalisation of Knowledge

Workplace Review is nothing if not broad in its coverage of work. In its current issue, Vol 10 No 3, David Nikolas Brodsky compares academic studies from the discipline of organisational behaviour, and is led to consider the ways in which knowledge itself is gained and organised. Bedevilled by all manner of “inherent weaknesses” including ...more

ALRC's Financial Services Law Mapping Project

ALRC’s Financial Services Law Mapping Project

In the latter part of 2020, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was tasked by the Federal Government to review the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation, with a view to ensuring, “within … existing policy settings”, that framework is “adaptive, efficient and navigable”. For the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, ...more

JOURNAL OF CIVIL LITIGATION AND PRACTICE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Special Issue on the 10th Anniversary of the Victorian Civil Procedure Act 2010

The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) was enacted 10 years ago and commenced operation on 1 January 2011.  It was an Act aimed at reforming and modernising the laws, practice, procedure and culture for the resolution of civil disputes in Victoria. The Editors invite submissions on the ground-breaking reforms encapsulated in the State of Victoria’s Civil Procedure Act.

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Thomson Reuters is pleased to publish a special issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine on issues relating to COVID-19. It incorporates international perspectives, including from Brazil, Canada, Russia and New Zealand, as well as from Australia. The Journal carries an important multi-disciplinary review (by Mendelson et al) of issues arising from the use ...more

Coming to the ALJ in April

The admissibility of propensity evidence has become an area of notorious difficulty. This was highlighted by the work of the McClellan Royal Commission in the context of the low rate of convictions in relation to alleged child sexual offences, where such evidence can play a decisive role in what might otherwise be a “word against word” case.

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today.[1] It is a staggering figure. It is outrageous! In the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ), Vol 37 No 2, Justine Nolan and Nana Frishling argue that globalisation has spurred the growth of modern slavery (including servitude, ...more

A Letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

We have received the following letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG in response to the September issue of the Australian Law Journal.

EPLJ Special Issue on Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus

EPLJ Special Issue on Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ Vol 36 Part 5 ), compiled by Guest Editor, Professor Cameron Holley (UNSW Sydney and PLuS Alliance Fellow) brings together the contributions of leading environmental and energy law and governance experts to distil insights from Australia and the globe and examine the role of law in governing energy transitions, and law and governance mechanisms might be needed to better govern energy transitions and their nexus with the environment. The Introduction to this Special issue – Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus (by Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo and Clifford Shearing) provides a brief overview and synthesises lessons from each article featured.

Special Issue of the ALJ on Religious Freedom

The Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland held a conference on 6 April 2019 to consider the future of religious freedom in Australia following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. Selected papers from the conference are to be published in a special edition of the Australian Law Journal in September entitled “Religious Freedom”.

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, together with The Australian Law Journal, hosted “Religious Freedom after Ruddock”, a conference held on 6 April 2019.

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

The University of Queensland Law School, in partnership with The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), will host the conference on Religious Freedom following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The event will take place at The University of Queensland, St Lucia on Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 9am to 5pm. Some papers that will be presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the ALJ.

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Religious Freedom after Ruddock

A conference will be held on Saturday 6th April 2019 to consider the future of religious freedom in Australia following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The Conference is jointly organised by the Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and will be held at UQ in Brisbane. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the ALJ later in 2019.

Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law update: Vol 29 Pt 3

Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law update: Vol 29 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Do Androids Dream of Electronic Collusion? An Analysis of Algorithmic Collusion under Australian Law” – Deniz Kayis; and “Proving Civil Cartel Conduct: Evidentiary Issues, ‘Commitment’ and the Effect of the Concerted Practices Prohibition” – Jarryd Cox.

Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “An Anniversary”; Access to Services: “Gas Pipeline Reforms” – John Hedge; Enforcement and Remedies: “Agreed Penalties under Scrutiny” – Bill Keane; Case Note: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd: A Quantum Leap in our Understanding of Unconscionable Conduct?” – Dr M Sharpe; Economic(s) Matters: “Competitive Solutions for COVID-19” – Alex Sundakov; Report from Africa: “Competition Law and Public Interest – Imperatives in Africa, and South Africa in Particular” – Lesley Morphet; Report from Britain: “Recent Developments and Future Plans” – Lisa Navarro and Stephen Tupper; Report from Europe: “The Reform of the European Rules in the Area of Restrictive Agreements” – Tom S Pick and Iseult Derème; Book Review: “The Evolution of Competition Law in New Zealand”, by R Ahdar.

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 10 Pt 1

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 10 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic): Some Reflections on Civil Justice and the Need for Further Reform” – Peter Cashman; “Changing the Culture of Litigation in Victoria: Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)” – Corey Byrne; “Should Uniform Civil Case Management Principles ‘Overarch’ or ‘Override’? Comparing Victorian and New South Wales Active Case Management After a Decade of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)” – Sonya Willis; and “Evaluating the Impacts of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic): Critical Disclosure and Unanswered Questions” – Genevieve Grant and Esther Lestrell. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Commemorating 10 Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)”.

The Tort Law Review update: Vol 28 Pt 2

The Tort Law Review update: Vol 28 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Online Intermediaries and Defamation ‘Safe Harbours’ in Australia and New Zealand: Content Hosts, Facebook Comments and Contretemps” – Alex Latu; “One More Chance for Loss of Chance? Re-examining Loss of Chance through the Lens of Actionable Damage” – Louis Lau Yi Hang; “Reel Harm: Negligence Liability for Psychiatric Harm Sustained by Reality Television Contestants” – Tina Popa and James Gilchrist Stewart; and “Developing a Contextual-pluralist Model of Vicarious Liability” – James Brown.

ALJ Special Issue: National Security and the Law Complimentary Copy

ALJ Special Issue: National Security and the Law Complimentary Copy

To celebrate the launch of the Australian Law Journal Special Issue: National Security and the Law, a complimentary copy of the issue will be available to download for a limited time.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 95 Pt 9

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 95 Pt 9

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Public Perspectives on Judges’ Reasons for Sentence” – Kate Warner, Caroline Spiranovic, Lorana Bartels, Karen Gelb and Lynne Roberts; “Waiver of Penalty Privilege in Civil Penalty Proceedings” – Michael Pearce SC; and “Cy-près Remedies in Class Actions – Quo Vadis?” – Georgina Dimopoulos and Vince Morabito.

This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Is Australian Federation Fit for Purpose in a Pandemic?”; “Sexual Harassment”; “A Notable Australian”; “Contribution to American Law Reform”; “Big Tech: A New Gilded Age?”; “Regulation of ‘Big Tech’: News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “Indefeasibility, Common Building Schemes and the Torrens System: Deguisa v Lynn”; Around the Nation: Western Australia: “Western Australia v Edwards (No 7) [2020] WASC 339 A Judge Alone Trial Like No Other”; Personalia: “Commonwealth – Justice Simon Steward, Justice Jacqueline Gleeson”; “Northern Territory – Justice Sonia Brownhill”; “Queensland – Queen’s Counsel Appointments”; “South Australia – Senior Counsel Appointments”; “Victoria – Justice James Gorton, Justice Michael Osborne”; and “Western Australia – Senior Counsel Appointments”; Book Reviews: “The Judge, the Judiciary and the Court: Individual, Collegial and Institutional Dynamics in Australia”, by Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch (eds); and “A Brilliant Boy – Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent”, by Gideon Haigh; and Obituary: Soli Sorabjee AM (1930–2021).