Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 25 Pt 1 (Special Issue on the Charter)

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 25 Pt 1 (Special Issue on the Charter)

This Special Issue on the Charter includes an introduction by Justice Pamela Tate, and the following articles: “Administrative Decision-Making under Victoria’s Charter” – Janina Boughey and Adam Fletcher; “How Does the Charter Affect Discretions? The Limits of s 38(1) and Beyond” – Bruce Chen; “Judicial Review and the Charter” – Mark Aronson; and “Judicial Review and Human Rights” – Matthew Groves.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 7

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 7

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sentencing Inconsistencies: A Case Study” – Dr Clare Farmer, Ian Parsons and Professor Mirko Bagaric; “Setting Aside Expert Determinations – A Comprehensive Review” – Grant Lubofsky; and “The Legislative Challenge of Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation for Biodiversity” – Phillipa C McCormack. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Equity and Trusts; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary to Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 6

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 92 Pt 6

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Extending the Life of a Discretionary Trust” – Michael Flynn QC; “Unseen Networks: The Legal Professions’ Involvement in the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944 (NSW)” – Mark Lunney; and “Can There Ever Be Affordable Family Law?” – Patrick Parkinson and Brian Knox. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.

ALJ Tribute to Sir Laurence Whistler Street AC KCMG KStJ QC

ALJ Tribute to Sir Laurence Whistler Street AC KCMG KStJ QC

Commodore Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC, the fourteenth Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court and former Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, died on 21 June 2018, and a state funeral was held in his honour at the Sydney Opera House on 5 July 2018. This obituary and tribute was written by The Hon Arthur R Emmett AO QC, Acting Judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (to be published in the forthcoming July issue of The Australian Law Journal).

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 4 (Special Issue on Pesticides)

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 4 (Special Issue on Pesticides)

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on the regulation of pesticides. This Part includes the following content: “Special Issue Editorial: Regulation of Pesticides in Five National Contexts: The Need for a Paradigm Shift from Causation to Caution” – Professor Elisabeth Lambert, Dr Sally Knowles; “Constitutional Impediments to the Cooperative Framework for Pesticide Regulation in Western Australia” – Toby Nisbet; “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Compliance within Australia’s National Regulator of Pesticides” – Ann-Claire Larsen; “The Discord between International and Australian Approaches to Pesticide Regulation and the Precautionary Principle” – Mostafa M Naser, Toby Nisbet and Tanzim Afroz; “Pesticides, Disease, Causal Uncertainty and Standards of Proof: An Introduction to the Impact of Causal Uncertainty on Incapacitated Workers Seeking Compensation in Australia” – W Rupert Johnson; “Establishing Cause, What Does That Mean from an Epidemiological and Legal Perspective?” – J Oosthuizen and M Cross; “The Regulation, Control and Management of Pesticides in Singapore” – Lye Lin Heng; “A Critical Analysis on the Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Pesticides in the Philippines” – Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio; “Permitting Poison: Pesticide Regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand” – Catherine J Iorns Magallanes; and “Pesticides Law and Precautionary Principle in Canada: Does the Entanglement of Federal and Provincial Rules Adequately Protect Us from Environmental and Health Risks?” – Marc-Antoine Racicot.

The Australian Law Journal announces expanded Section Editor panel

The Australian Law Journal announces expanded Section Editor panel

The Australian Law Journal is delighted to announce the launch of two new sections, “Class Actions” (headed by The Hon Justice Michael B Lee) and “Technology and the Law” (co-edited by Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer), as well as the appointment of John Kettle for the “Competition and Consumer Law” section, and Associate Professor Jason Harris as the new “Corporations and Securities” Section Editor.

ALRC Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders

ALRC Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third Party Litigation Funders

This month, the ALRC released its Discussion Paper on its Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (June 2018), inviting submissions and outlining its key proposals and questions around whether and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders should be subject to Commonwealth regulation. The President of the ALRC, the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington, identifies some of the ALRC’s early findings and emphasises the need to look to counterpart jurisdictions to ensure a global approach in developing the class actions regime in Australia.

Welcoming Professor Michael Legg as co-General Editor for Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice

Welcoming Professor Michael Legg as co-General Editor for Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice

Thomson Reuters is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Michael Legg has joined the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice as its new Co-General Editor, working alongside the current General Editor Roderick Joyce QSO QC. A Professor of Law at UNSW Sydney, Michael is the Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law, and Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law, having played a key role as the academic committee member on the ground-breaking FLIP Report launched by the Law Society of New South Wales in March 2017. The Journals Team warmly welcomes Professor Legg to the Journal looks forward to his insights and ideas in helping readers to navigate the current and future landscape of civil litigation and procedure in Australia and beyond.

Fairness for financial services customers: C&SLJ’s Special Issue

Fairness for financial services customers: C&SLJ’s Special Issue

With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 7 (Special Issue: Financial Services Protections)

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 7 (Special Issue: Financial Services Protections)

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Whither Customer Protection in Financial Services?” – M Scott Donald; “Regulating for Fairness in the Australian Funds Management Industry” – M Scott Donald; “Fairness and Financial Services: Revisiting the Enforcement Framework” – Pamela Hanrahan; “The Fairness Rationale for Customer Advocacy in the Financial Sector” – Dimity Kingsford Smith; and “Suitability” – Gail Pearson. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; Special Issue on Protections in the Financial Services Industry – Robert Baxt AO.

What Every Lawyer Should Know

What Every Lawyer Should Know

The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice Update: Vol 29 Pt 3

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice Update: Vol 29 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Improving Australia’s Regulatory Framework for Systemic Financial Stability” – Steve Kourabas; “When Is a Mortgage Broker the Lender’s Agent?” – Oscar S Han; “A Comparative Study of the Laws of Bond Trust in Common Law and Civil Law Countries” – Benjamin Liu; and “Social Impact Bonds in Australia” – Ian Ramsay and Corinne Tan. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Financial Markets; and Insolvency Law and Management.

Journal of Law and Medicine update: Vol 26 Pt 1

Journal of Law and Medicine update: Vol 26 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Procedural Fairness and the Coroner” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and the Australian My Health Record Scheme – A Comparative Study of Consent to Data Processing Provisions” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Geriatric Forensic Medicine – A Specialty that can no Longer Wait to be Realised” – David Ranson and Joseph Ibrahim; Bioethical Issues: “‘A Steadying Hand’: Ascribing Speech Acts to Users of Predictive Speech Assistive Technologies” – Stephen Rainey; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australia’s First Official Illicit Pill Testing at Canberra’s Groovin’ the Moo Music Festival: Legal Hurdles and Future Prospects” – Sarah Byrne, Angela Gock, Anne Cowling and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Moritz Meyer and the Medical Board: Preventing Refugee Doctors from Practising Medicine in Victoria, Australia, 1937–1958” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Does Disciplinary Law Protect Us from False and Misleading Health Advertising?” – Jordan Sacco; “National Competition Policy and Australia’s Health Care System: A Look at the Policy Landscape with New Eyes” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Dental Health Workforce Regulation – How Amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act May Shape the Future of the Dental Profession” – Gillian Jean, Alexander Holden and Marc Tennant; “In Sickness and in Prison: The Case for Removing the Medicare Exclusion for Australian Prisoners” – Craig Cumming, Stuart A Kinner, David B Preen and Ann-Claire Larsen; “‘Mental Disorder’ and Sentencing: Resolving the Definitional Problem” – Jamie Walvisch; “Biologics and Public Health: Prospects and Challenges” – Olasupo Owoeye and Oluwabusayo Owoeye; “The Privacy-Related Challenges Facing Medical Research in an Era of Big Data Analytics: A Critical Analysis of Australian Legal and Regulatory Frameworks” – Moira Paterson and Normann Witzleb; “Australian Public Attitudes on Gene Editing of the Human Embryo” – Tamara Treleaven and Bernard E Tuch; “Regulating RNA Research and CRISPR Gene Drives to Combat Biosecurity Threats” – Thomas Faunce, Andrew Ray, Christie Gardiner, Thomas Preiss and Gaetan Burgio; “Providing Palliative Care at the End of Life: Should Health Professionals Fear Regulation?” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Donella Piper, Patsy Yates, Geoffrey Mitchell and David Currow; “The Role of the Medical Profession in Victorian Assisted Dying Law Reform” – Jodhi Rutherford; and “Sexual Assault Examination of the Unconscious Patient: A Legal, Ethical and Professional Grey-area for the Forensic Physician” – Justine E Rogers, Morris S Odell and Jason R Schreiber. There is also a review of the book “Diamonds and Stones in an Era of Gold” by Brian Collopy – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.

Public Law Review update: Vol 29 Pt 3

Public Law Review update: Vol 29 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “‘Unison, the Parole Board and Principle of Legality'” – John Basten; “The Unison Case: A New High-Water Mark” – Richard Rawlings; “Conceptualising the Principle(s) of Legality” – Jason NE Varuhas; the following Articles: “Party-hopping Deja vu: Changing Politics, Changing Law in New Zealand 1999–2018” – Caroline Morris; “Two Reflections on Retrospectivity in Statutory Interpretation” – Dan Meagher; “Rethinking the Henry VIII Clause in New Zealand” – Sean Brennan; Book Review: “Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution – Origins and Future” reviewed by Mitchell Landrigan; and Developments.

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 34 Pt 3

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 34 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Measure of Damages for Breach of a Construction Contract Where There Is No Economic Loss: An Examination and Evaluation of the Law in England and Australia” – Jonathan Korman; and “We Need to Talk about the Engineer: A New Zealand Perspective” – Nick Gillies. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and Reports on the following cases: Dedert Corp v United Dalby Bio-Refinery Pty Ltd; CPB Contractors Pty Ltd v JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd (No 3); and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd.

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 46 Pt 3

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 46 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes tributes to the late Professor Bob Baxt AO. It contains the following articles: “Pre-contractual Due Diligence by Franchisees and Independent Small Business Buyers” – Lorelle Frazer, Jenny Buchan, Scott Weaven, Binh Tran-Nam and Anthony Grace; “The Enterprise Risk Theory of Vicarious Liability” – Anthony Gray; and “Lessons for Market Definition from Air Cargo” – Rhonda L Smith and Arlen Duke. It also contains the following sections: Competition and Consumer Law – Brent Fisse; and Book Review.