Australian Tax Review Special Edition – the retirement of Justice Richard Edmonds

Australian Tax Review Special Edition – the retirement of Justice Richard Edmonds

A special event was recently held to mark the retirement of the Honourable Richard Edmonds. Members of the legal and academic profession attended a reception at the Allens office in Sydney on Monday 2 May to pay tribute to Justice Edmonds, who retired from the Federal Court of Australia in February 2016. The latest issue ...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

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

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

Building and Construction Law Journal update: May 2016

The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “The procurement decision – John Cooper and Greg Begaud. Also in this Part is an Editorial; Book Reviews; a Speech; and Reports on the following cases: Gregory Paul Saville v Hallmarc Construction Pty Ltd; and Lewence Construction Pty Ltd v Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd.

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 23 Pt 2

The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Operation Sovereign Borders and interdiction at sea: CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection” – Peter Billings; “Natural justice: For every man and his dog” – Elliott Cook; and “Seeking the release of Commonwealth documents: A foray into the Archives Act” – Ian Latham. Also in this Part are the following sections: Casenotes; Immigration and International Aspects; Discrimination and Refugees; and Book Reviews.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: May 2016

This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “A new fast lane or just a roadblock? Mitigating road transport GHG emissions under Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund” – Prafula Pearce and Vanessa Johnston; “Co-opting the precautionary principle: The Victoria Planning Provisions’ ‘one kilometre consent requirement’ for wind energy facilities” – Chiara Bryan; “Holding fracking operations to account for environmental contamination in risk-based regulatory regimes: Insights from the United States” – Tania Murray, Dr Edward Andre and Krishna Prasad; “The drafting and content of threatened species recovery plans: Contributing to their effectiveness” – Bruce Lindsay and James Trezise; “Proactive restorative justice: A set of principles for enhancing public participation” – Clara Wilson. This Part also includes Commentary: “Determining the adequacy of Aboriginal cultural heritage assessments: Amber lights and red lights” – Ballanda Sack, Andrew Beatty and Karina O’Callaghan.

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: May 2016

The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Will ADR improve the Australian Taxation Office’s dispute resolution processes?” – Christopher Budd; “Accommodating common mental health issues in mediation” – Rebekah M Doley; “Mediation in the coal-seam gas industry: Improvements made for local stakeholders to grant a social licence” – Danelle Gagliardi; “Was that said with a smile? Factors influencing effective online negotiations” – Claire Holland and Dr Donnalee Taylor; “Should you “lay bare your soul”? The shifting landscape of mediation privilege in New Zealand” – Nina Khouri; “Competing dispute resolution clauses: Arbitration over litigation in Singapore?” – Jasmine Sze Hui Low; and “ADR in VCAT’s guardianship and residential tenancies lists: Room for improvement?” – Claire Thurstans. It also contains Case Notes: “Suing your mediator for negligence; and mediation media watch” – David Spencer.

Family Law Review update: Vol 6 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: an Editorial piece on the retirement of Dr Anthony Dickey QC as co-General Editor of the Journal; “Propagating principles for property matters in an arid landscape: A mirage or oasis?” – Brendan Ashdown; “Financial (dis)agreements: A critical appraisal of the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015” – Genevieve Smit; Children and Parenting: “Expert reports” – Felicity Bell; Child Support: “The fog of overseas child support” – Simon Bacon; and Recent Cases: Saintclaire v Saintclaire; Commonwealth Central Authority v Cavanaugh; Child Support Registrar v Higgins; Child Support Registrar v Scullin (SSAT Appeal); and Slocomb v Hedgewood.