The Australian Law Journal: Farewell reception for The Hon Acting Justice Peter W Young AO

The Australian Law Journal: Farewell reception for The Hon Acting Justice Peter W Young AO

Members of the bench, bar, academia and all walks of the legal profession gathered for a historic occasion to mark the retirement of the longest-serving General Editor of the The Australian Law Journal, the Hon Acting Justice Peter Wolstenholme Young AO, at a farewell reception held on Wednesday 27th April at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Acting Justice Young served on the bench ...more

Liquidating responsibility for employees’ entitlements?

With thousands in job losses and potential losses from the collapse of Queensland Nickel and given the current difficulties faced by Arrium’s Whyalla steel works, the fate of the accrued entitlements of the workers concerned appears uncertain. Taxpayers may be required to pay these entitlements to the order of hundreds of millions of dollars. Indeed, the ...more

Senator Michaelia Cash’s commitment to greater equality for women

Befitting her position as the Federal Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash affirmed her commitment to boosting the participation of women in the workforce and to reducing the gender pay gap in a broad ranging interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1). The Senator also spoke of the ...more

Criminal Law Journal 2016 Board Meeting

Criminal Law Journal 2016 Board Meeting

The 2016 meeting of the Criminal Law Journal Editorial Board was held on 22 March at Government House, Tasmania. Thomson Reuters and the Board are both grateful to Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, for hosting the event. This year marks the Journal’s 40th year in publication. The Journal was first published in 1977 and over ...more

Reinstatement as remedy: practical, humane

Reinstatement is the primary remedy in unfair dismissal cases under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), but as two articles in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1) make clear, more often than not monetary compensation is the remedy provided in successful claims. One reason for this suggested by James ...more

Martin Ferguson’s pragmatic road to paradise

Re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission, cutting penalty rates, privatising NSW electricity, and tightening controls on industrial action, are positions Martin Ferguson has supported in recent years. For a 40-year veteran of the labour movement, including serving as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and as a Minister in the Rudd Labor ...more

"The future of industrial relations" – power breakfast and panel discussion with Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

“The future of industrial relations” – power breakfast and panel discussion with Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Thomson Reuters and Lander & Rogers co-hosted a special breakfast discussion on “The Future of Industrial Relations” held at the Lander & Rogers Sydney office on 22 April 2016. The keynote speaker was Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash (Minister for Employment and Minister for Women, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service), whose interview was published ...more

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice update: April 2016

The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The threshold requirements of the PPSA: Does s 12 require an interest in rem in order to create a security interest?” – Cheyne James Clarke; “Bank levies in Australia: Lessons from Europe” – Mary Dowell-Jones and Ross P Buckley; “Enforcement of financial crime laws in Nigeria: The role of Economic and Financial Crime Commission” – Uwem Emmanuel Udok; and “Dynamics of firm-level financial inclusion: Empirical evidence from an emerging economy” – Sudipta Bose, Asit Bhattacharyya and Shajul Islam. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; Securities and Mortgages; Recent Publications; Hong Kong and China; New Zealand; Book reviews; and an Editorial note marking changes to the Editorial Board.

Australian Law Journal update: March 2016

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Widening Net of Preventative Detention and the Unfit for Trial” – Kerri Eagle and Andrew Ellis; and “Construction of Contracts after Mount Bruce Mining V Wright Prospecting” – Daniel Reynolds. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; and Recent Cases.

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: March 2016

The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Class actions in New Zealand: The necessity for introducing a class action regime” – Chris Patterson; “Security for costs for corporate plaintiffs: Is constrained judicial discretion impeding access to justice?” – Rebecca Wheeler; and “Exploring eCourt innovations in New South Wales civil courts” – Philippa Ryan and Maxine Evers. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments and the following sections: Court watch: “The overarching objective in practice” – Dr Bernard Cairns; and Case note: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C [2015] EWCOP 80; Seales v Attorney General [2015] NZHC 1239 – by William Fotherby.

Journal of Law and Medicine update: March 2016

The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform in Australia” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “The treatment of intersex and the problem of delay: The Australian Senate inquiry into intersex surgery and conflicting human rights for children” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Regulation of Australian medical professionals and national security: Lessons from three case studies” – Thomas Faunce, Michael McKenna, Johanna Rayner and Jazmin Hawes. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The New Zealand Coroners Amendment Bill’s proposed approach to health care-related deaths that are reportable to the coroner” – Jennifer Moore, Tim Stokes and Ben Gray; “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotion, families and the coroner” – Gordon Tait, Belinda Carpenter, Carol Quadrelli and Michael Barnes; “Negotiating grief and trauma in the coronial jurisdiction” – Marc Trabsky and Paula Baron; “‘Blowed off by a side wind’? Coronial inquests following criminal acquittals” – John Aberdeen; “The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales” – Stephanie Dartnall and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Does the removal of anonymity reduce sperm donors in Australia?” – Damian H Adams, Shahid Ullah and Sheryl de Lacey; “Recall and understanding of risk in endodontics: A questionnaire survey” – Mark Johnstone, Stephen Harlamb and Peter Parashos; “Health complaints and regulatory reform: Implications for vulnerable populations?” – Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Mary Chiarella, Belinda Bennett, Merrilyn Walton, Patrick J Kelly and Claudette S Satchell; “Defining deviation: The peer professional opinion defence and its relationship to scope expansion and emerging non-medical health professions” – Jon Wardle; “A Hospital-based Patient Legal Clinic” – Liz Bishop, Hana Shahkhan and Bebe Loff; “Beyond the corporeal: Extending propertisation of body parts to derivative information” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Biobanking: Relational obligations” – Valmaine Toki. There is also a review of the book “Saviour Siblings: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction” by Michelle Taylor-Sands – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.