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 Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 11

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 11

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Recognition in Keeping with the Constitution” – The Hon Murray Gleeson AC; “Court-referred Alternative Dispute Resolution and Judicial Education in Australia: Perspectives from the Bench” – Nicky McWilliam, Jennifer Tridgell and Hannah Bell; and “Beware the Double-edged Sword: When Private Regulation (By-laws) Seeks to Limit Freehold Land Rights (Short-term Holiday Letting in Multi-owned Properties)” – Melissa Pocock. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; and Book Review.

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 47 Pt 4

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 47 Pt 4

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “‘Why Not Litigate?’ – The Royal Commission, ASIC and the Future of the Enforcement Pyramid” – Michael Legg and Stephen Speirs; “The Lawfulness of the Dismissal/Termination of an Employee Who Has Expressed ‘Unwelcome’ Religious Views” – Anthony Gray; “Online Auctions and Consumer Protection in the United Kingdom and Australia: The Value of Transparency” – Jodi Gardner and Kanchana Kariyawasam; and “The Legal Implications of E-commerce for the Australian Franchise Sector” – Zhanna Kremez, Kanchana Kariyawasam and Lorelle Frazer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Consumer Protection: “Penalising the Inclusion of Unfair Terms in Standard Form Small Business Contracts – A Critical Analysis” – Mark Lewis; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Small Business and Unfair Dismissal: A Review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Proposed Reforms” – Victoria Lambropoulos; and Book Review: “The Legitimacy and Responsiveness of Industry Rule-making”, by Karen Lee – Reviewed by Rob Nicholls.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 6 (Special Issue)

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 6 (Special Issue)

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Impacts on Agricultural Land from Queensland’s Energy Transition” – Dr Georgina Davis; “China: A Global Renewable Energy Fulcrum?” – Jan Froestad and Tabitha M Benney; “Unconventional Gas and Royalty Sharing: The Benefits of Reconceiving Ownership and Revenue” – Samantha Hepburn; “Mercury Emissions, Regulation and Governance of Coal-fired Power Stations in Victoria, Australia” – Darren Sinclair and Larissa Schneider; “The Global Pact for the Environment: Implications for Climate Change Loss and Damage” – Angela Bruckner; “Clearing of Native Vegetation in Queensland: An Analysis of Finalised Prosecutions over a 10-Year Period (2007–2018)” – Dr Evan Hamman; “Horses, Culture and Ethics: Wildlife Regulation in Kosciuszko National Park” – Sophie Riley; “Aeroconservation – Challenges for Law and Policy” – Pip Wallace and Jennifer Holman; and Book Reviews: “Water Management in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region: A Sustainability Framework”, by Bryan R Jenkins – Reviewed by Rachel Ravagnani and Cameron Holley; and “Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance”, by Erin O’Donnell – Reviewed by Katie O’Bryan.

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice update: Vol 30 Pt 3

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice update: Vol 30 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Challenges for Regulatory Reform in the Finance Sector: Learnings from the Last Decade” – Alice Klettner; “Rights in Collateral under the PPSA: Rebutting the Minimalist Approach” – Craig Wappett and Anthony Duggan; and “The Evolution and Consolidation of External Dispute Resolution Schemes in the Financial Sector: From the Banking Ombudsman to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster. Also in this Part are the following Sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; New Zealand; and Tokyo.

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 8 Pt 2

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 8 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “An Argument for Abolishing the Right to Civil Appeal” – Mark J Rankin; and “Representative Party Standing and Sub-Groups in New South Wales Class Actions” – Michael Legg and Laura Uptin. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial Comments on “Costs” – Michael Legg and “What Did the Court Actually Say? – Judicial Clarity” – Roderick Joyce QSO QC; and Case Notes: “Suing Unknown Defendants: Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2019] UKSC 6, [2019] 1 WLR 1471” – William Fotherby and “Sargeant v FSS Trustee Corporation and MetLife Insurance Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1997 (21 December 2018)” – Jeremy L Harrison.