Scope for reform: New report shows Australia lagging in environmental governance best practice

Washington DC-based climate think-tank, the World Resources Institute is set to launch its Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) in May. Developed in partnership with The Access Initiative, the EDI is designed to provide a snapshot of a nation’s performance in key practice areas of environmental governance. In the latest issue of the EPLJ, report contributors Guy J Dwyer and Judith A Preston discuss Australia’s performance under the EDI – scoring just 1.42 out of a maximum possible score of 3; and achieving the best possible practice results in only 14 out of 24 practice indicators.

New co-editor of the Public Law Review

New co-editor of the Public Law Review

Professor Janet McLean is warmly welcomed as co-editor of the Public Law Review. She has been the Book Review editor for the journal for a number of years and will now join forces with the co-founder of the journal and current co-editor, Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders (Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School, ...more

Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq join Australian Tax Review

Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq join Australian Tax Review

Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq as Associate Editors for the Australian Tax Review. Dale and Kerrie will assist General Editor Chris Evans with the management of the Journal. Kerrie Sadiq is a Professor in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, an ...more

Property Law Review – New topical sections provide expert insight

Property Law Review Vol 4 Pt 1 (November 2014) is available online now. Topical section notes authored by professional and academic experts in a broad range of property law related subject areas and jurisdictions have been introduced into the Property Law Review journal, including Strata and Community Title, Consumer Issues, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, New South Wales, and Queensland.

Criminal Law Journal – Editorial (June 2015)

THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEBATE FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF ANDREW CHAN AND MYURAN SUKUMARAN SHOULD SHIFT TO THE UNITED STATES by Mirko Bagaric, Dean of Law School, Deakin University The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for drug trafficking by the Indonesian authorities was cruel and futile. The Australian government and much of the community is rightly ...more

Australian Business Law Review update: June 2015

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “A quick fix? Credit repair in Australia” – Paul Ali, Lucinda O’Brien and Ian Ramsay; “Giving competition a sporting chance? The role for antitrust laws in promoting competition from new sporting leagues in Australia and the United States” – Danielle Wood; “The case against “French J’s arsonist”” – Katharine Kemp; and “Implied terms in contracts: Australian law” – J W Carter and Wayne Courtney.

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: June 2015

The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following articles: “Gene-related patents in Australia and New Zealand: Taking a step back” – Jessica Lai; “Do software patents inhibit open source licensing in Australia?” – James Scheibner and Dianne Nicol; and “Swim at your own risk: Patent pools in Australia” – Richard Hoad and Deborah Polites.

Online Currents update: June 2015

The latest part of Online Currents includes the following articles: “Cybersecurity for information professionals: The personal dimension” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Finding the edge: The ALIA Information Online Conference 2015″ – Paul Bentley; “Ebook accessibility” – Glenda Browne; and “WordPress for information professionals: A call to action and some practical advice” – Alexandra Bell. Also in this part are the following sections: Company news; Around the blogs; Bookshelf and journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web watch; and Conferences, meetings and seminars.

Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law update: June 2015

The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “A fly in the ointment for the ACCC? Implications of the Cement Australia decision for the interpretation of section 46″ – Caroline Coops; and “Acceptable quality v merchantable quality” – Lynsey Edgar. Also in this Part are the following sections: Enforcement and Remedies; Case Note; What if…; Comments from Commerce; Consumer Concerns; Snapshots; Economic(s) Matters; Report from New Zealand; Report from Asia; and Report from Russia.