The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes an Editorial and the following articles: “Justice Hill Memorial Lecture 2020: The Judicial Work of the Hon Justice Edmonds” – Hon Justice Steward; “Double Taxation Agreements: Shield or Sword?” – Joseph Tranzillo; “Taxation of Live Stock in Australia: A Critical Review of Tax Law and Policy” – Christina Allen; and “BHP in the High Court: An Analysis of the Court’s Reasons” – Hon Richard Edmonds AM SC.
“Our critics on both sides of politics claim the use of the phrase ‘class war’ is anachronistic, but in the face of growing inequality and the push for corporate dominance, the reality is a class war is being waged on ordinary people. One that it is our responsibility to respond to.” With this clarion call, ...more
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.
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
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.
Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today. 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
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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Is Australia Ready for AI on the Bench?” – Ilana Bolingford, Mirko Bagaric, Melissa Bull, Dan Hunter and Nigel Stobbs; “The Rehabilitative Ideal and the Realism of Drug Court Success” – Amanda Clarke; and “Allowing for Participants in Royal Commissions: A Scoping Review” – Dave McDonald, Jenae Carpenter and Natalia Hanley.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The Power(Lessness) of New Zealand’s House of Representatives to Summon The Crown’s Legal Advice” – Graeme Edgeler and Andrew Geddis; “Borrowdale v Director-General of Health: An Unlawful but Justified National Lockdown” – M B Rodriguez Ferrere; “”We are not Epidemiologists”: COVID-19 in the High Court” – Amelia Simpson; the following Articles: “The Evolving Role of History in Constitutional Interpretation” – Stephen Donaghue QC and Thomas Wood; “From Disruption to Deliberation: Improving the Quality and Impact of Community Engagement with Parliamentary Law-making” – Sarah Moulds; “Examining Digital Campaigning Through the Normative Framework Underpinning Election Law – The Rationale and Challenges of Regulation” – Amy Chinnappa; “Empowering Joint Commonwealth – State Royal Commissions through a National Applied Law” – Ben Fraser; Book Reviews: “The Constitution and Government of Australia, 1788 to 1919”, by William Pitt Cobbett and Anne Twomey (eds) – Reviewed by Clare Langford; “The Veiled Sceptre: The Dismissal of Governments”, by Anne Twomey – Reviewed by Bharan Narula; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “”Personal Information” And Group Data Under The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)” – Mark J Taylor; “Consumer Privacy And Consent: Reform In The Light Of Contract And Consumer Protection Law” – Damian Clifford and Jeannie Paterson; “Liability Of Platforms Under Australian Privacy Law” – David Lindsay; “Another Push For An Australian Privacy Tort: Context, Evaluation And Prospects” – Normann Witzleb; “The Confidentiality Of Journalists’ Sources In Police Investigations: Privacy, Privilege And The Freedom Of Political Communication” – Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Joseph Orange; and “Privacy Class Actions” – Michael Rivette. This Part also includes Current Issues.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is There Any Prospect of a Model Provision for Similar Fact/Propensity Evidence or the Coincidence/Tendency Rules in Australia?” – Andrew Hemming; “Memory Science in the Pell Appeals: Impossibility, Timing, Inconsistencies” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk and Mark Nolan; and “Bail in the Time of COVID-19” – Dr Brendon Murphy and Tahlia Ferrari. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “COVID-19 and Early Global Decarceration Trends”; Phillip’s Brief: “The Wrong Side of the Road – Australia’s First Driver Convicted of Felony Murder: The State of Western Australia v King  WASCSR 20” – Dr Kerry King; and Digest of Criminal Law Cases.