Looking back to the future: Federal Court of Australia's 40th anniversary

Looking back to the future: Federal Court of Australia’s 40th anniversary

The 40th anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia looks back to insights provided by The Australian Law Journal and other significant legal records and writings.

Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

In the context of a range of available models competing with each other as alternatives to litigation for resolving commercial disputes in the construction industry – driven in part by court-led demand for expedition in litigation – Leigh Duthie in the Building and Construction Law Journal (Vol 32 No 6) considers the future of expert ...more

Call for Papers: The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference

Call for Papers: The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference is sponsored by the AAL and ALJ publisher Thomson Reuters, and is supported by ...more

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

The presumption of innocence is as old as law itself. When Lord Blackstone postulated that it is “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”, his Lordship was drawing on a long and distinguished line of legal jurisprudence including Genesis, the Code of Hammurabi and the Codex Justinianus. To protect against wrongful convictions, the criminal ...more

Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

The Family Law Review is pleased to congratulate Editorial Board member Dr Anna Parker on completing her doctorate and joining the Victorian Bar. Anna’s latest contribution to the journal, “Comparable Cases and the Section 79 Discretion” (2016) 6 Fam L Rev 127, co-authored with Paul Glass, Barrister, Victorian Bar, considers the relevance of previously decided cases ...more

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

The Family Law Review journal is pleased to welcome two new members to the Editorial Board. Welcome Dr Bridget Cullen  Dr Bridget Cullen joins the Family Law Review in the role of Contributing Editor, focusing on the area of Practice and Procedure. In her first contribution to the journal “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not ...more

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

Australia has been a world leader in water law and governance reform. However, after 20 years of progress, water is quickly slipping from the national agenda. Despite many remaining implementation challenges and drought risks, there has been little detailed intergovernmental direction about the “next steps” in Australia’s water strategy. At this critical juncture, this Special ...more

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the ALJ, commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team. The May issue of the ALJ opens with his Honour’s appreciation for the remarkable achievements and tenure of the previous General Editor, the ...more

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 41 Pt 1

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 41 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2016: Outcomes and Jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; and “Educating Juries or Telling Them What to Think? Credibility, Delay in Complaint, Judicial Directions and the Role of Juries” – John Willis and Marilyn McMahon. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “In Search of Principles and Processes for Sound Criminal Law-making”; Case and Comment on Zaburoni v The Queen [2016] HCA 12; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 91 Pt 1

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 91 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Chief Justice Robert French AC” – Chief Justice Wayne Martin; “Appearing in the French Court” – Justice Stephen McLeish; and “The High Court under Chief Justice Robert French” – Harry Hobbs, Andrew Lynch and George Williams. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Personalia; and Recent Cases.

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 45 Pt 1

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 45 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “The Law of Penalties and the Question of Breach” – Anthony Gray; and “Overseas Buybacks on the ASX: Disclosure Requirements and Signalling Impact” – Mark Holub and Jason Mitchell. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The High Court Decision in ACCC v Flight Centre – Crash Landings Ahead?” – Brent Fisse; and New Zealand Newsletter: “Are Gains to Foreign Owners “Public Benefits” in Authorisation Proceedings under the Commerce Act 1986?” – Rex Ahdar.

Local Government Law Journal update: December 2016

Local Government Law Journal update: December 2016

This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “The New South Wales Joint Expert Report Policy – reflections of an SIA practitioner” – Alison Ziller; Local government planning & law guide cases – Lawrie Groom, Ross Fletcher and Shona Shah; as well as a Digest of cases.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 1

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reconsidering the Self-regulatory Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility” – Raisa Blanco; “Corporate Social Responsibility and ‘Contemporary Community Expectations’ – Jean Jacques du Plessis; “Unreasonable Director-related Transactions: The Long Arm of the Liquidator?” – Adam Fovent; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “Flipping out: Flip clauses are enforceable in the United States again!” – Jenny Buchan and Rob Nicholls.