The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “An Impending ‘Avalanche’: Debt Collection and Consumer Harm After COVID-19” – Lucinda O’Brien, Vivien Chen, Ian Ramsay and Paul Ali; and “A New Worker Category under the Personal Service Income Regime in Australia” – Christina Allen. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial – Michael Terceiro; Commercial Litigation: “Federal Court Opens Door to Pre-trial Oral Discovery in Australia” – Michael Legg; New Zealand Newsletter: “Reckless Trading Makes Its DEBUT in the New Zealand Supreme Court” – Matthew Berkahn and Lindsay Trotman; and Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Merger Movements: International Co-ordination of Merger Clearance Policy” – Rob Nicholls.
Workplace Review is nothing if not broad in its coverage of work. In its current issue, Vol 10 No 3, David Nikolas Brodsky compares academic studies from the discipline of organisational behaviour, and is led to consider the ways in which knowledge itself is gained and organised. Bedevilled by all manner of “inherent weaknesses” including ...more
In the latter part of 2020, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was tasked by the Federal Government to review the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation, with a view to ensuring, “within … existing policy settings”, that framework is “adaptive, efficient and navigable”. For the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, ...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 Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Raising Consumer Confidence in Residential Apartment Buildings – The New South Wales Pillar 1 Reforms” – Laina Chan; and “Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)” – Hon Robert McDougall QC. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Protecting the Public from Unsafe or Otherwise Defective Residential Buildings – Recent Reforms”; and Reports on the following cases: Tianqi Lithium Kwinana Pty Ltd v MSP Engineering Pty Ltd (No 2); Mistrina Pty Ltd v Australian Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd; Civil Contractors (Aust) Pty Ltd v Galaxy Developments Pty Ltd; and MTR Corporation (Sydney) NRT Pty Ltd v Thales Australia Ltd.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes an Editorial as well as the following articles: “The Future of Clearing and Settlement in Australia: Part I – The Current System” – Christian Chamorro-Courtland; “A Civil Law Solution to the Social Licence to Operate and Directors’ Duties Conundrum in Australia” – Julia Dreosti, Bimaya De Silva and Katie Walsh; and “Is There Underenforcement of Corporate Criminal Law? An Analysis of Prosecutions under the ASIC Act and Corporations Act: 2009–2018” – George Gilligan and Ian Ramsay.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following article: “Receivership: A New Direction” – Myles Bayliss. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial – Dr David Morrison; Recent Developments: “Back to Basics – s 588FA, Corporations Act: Is a Diminution of a Company’s Assets a Pre-condition to the Existence of a Preference? The Mischief of the ‘Doctrine of Ultimate Effect’ Exposed” – Dr Garry J Hamilton; “CATSI Act Insolvency Reform” – Mary Wyburn; and “Likelihood of Insolvency and the Duties of Directors in the European Directive on Restructuring and Insolvency” – Sérgio Coimbra Henriques; and New Zealand Report: “The New Zealand Court of Appeal’s Take on Insolvent Trading: Yan v Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd (in liq)”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Aboriginal Australians and the Common Law” – The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC; “The Rise of the Anti-arbitration injunction” – Justice AS Bell; and “The Requirement of Property or Possessory Rights for Relief against Forfeiture” – Fabian Di Lizia. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Rethinking COVID-19 State Border Closures”; “From the Law Schools – A New Editor”; “Excluded: The Democratic Deficit in Interstate Border Closures”; and “The Curated Page”; From the Law Schools: “Australian Legal Education – Moving Forward in 2021”; Admiralty and Maritime: “Admiralty and Maritime and the South China Sea”; Technology and the Law: “Designing for Consumers: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Google LLC (No 2)”; Family Law: “A Financial Agreements Conundrum”; and International Focus: “Australia’s New Foreign Relations Legislation”.