A Letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

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

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.

Special Issue of the ALJ on Religious Freedom

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”.

Underpinning China’s “Belt and Road”

Underpinning China’s “Belt and Road”

China’s “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) describes a vast international system of trade facilitation, infrastructure development, investment, and financial integration. With over 80 countries and regions participating in it, its touchstones are interconnection among states and their co-operation for mutual benefit. Institutional support for the BRI is provided by sources such as the Asian Infrastructure ...more

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

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.

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

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.

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Religious Freedom after Ruddock

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.

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 30 Pt 1

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 30 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following articles: “An Empirical Analysis of 15 Years of Australian Domain Name Disputes” – Andrew F Christie, James Gloster and Sarah Goddard; “Protecting Profits Post-Patent Expiry: ACCC v Pfizer, Patents and Competition Law” – Arlen Duke and Rhonda L Smith; and “Mitey Marks and Expressive Uses of Culturally Significant Trade Marks in Australia” – Genevieve Wilkinson. There is also an Editorial by David Brennan.

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 26 Pt 3

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 26 Pt 3

This Part includes the following articles: “A Typology of Materiality” – Paul Daly; “Failure to Adhere to Policy: A Category of Jurisdictional Error?” – Patrick McCabe; and “Creating a Framework for Evaluating the ‘Effectiveness’ of the Commonwealth Ombudsman” – Jeremy (Wei Peng) Soh. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Casenote: In Defence of Spent Convictions: Frugtniet v Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Administrative Decision-Maker; and Book Reviews.

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 29 Pt 1

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 29 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Protecting Victims and Vulnerable Witnesses Participating in Royal Commissions: Lessons from the 2016–2017 Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory” – Taylah Cramp and Anita Mackay; and “Robo-Judge: Common Law Theory and the Artificially Intelligent Judiciary” – Meena Hanna.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 5 (Special Issue)

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 36 Pt 5 (Special Issue)

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes an Editorial: “Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and Their Environmental Nexus” – Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo and Clifford Shearing; and the following articles: “International Environmental Law and the Anthropocene’s Energy Dilemma” – Louis J Kotzé; “Governing the Energy Transition: The Role of Corporate Law Tools” – Jacqueline Peel, Anita Foerster, Brett McDonnell and Hari M Osofsky; “Complicity in Climate Harms: A Case Study of Australia’s Gas Export Industry” – J Moss and E Walsh; “Smart Planning for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development” – Mark Squillace; “Fracking and Transboundary Water Management” – Rhett B Larson; “Shaping Unconventional Gas Regulation: Industry Influence and Risks of Agency Capture in Texas, Colorado and Queensland” – Cameron Holley, Tariro Mutongwizo, Clifford Shearing and Amanda Kennedy; “Big Time: An Empirical Analysis of Regulating the Cumulative Environmental Effects of Coal Seam Gas Extraction under Australian Federal Environmental Law” – Rebecca Nelson; “Coal Seam Gas Regulation in New South Wales: Drawing the Connections Between Risk, Communication and Trust” – Katherine Owens; and “More Joules per Drop–How Much Water Does Unconventional Gas Use Compared to Other Energy Sources and What Are the Legal Implications?” – Wendy A Timms, Sudeep Nair and Rebecca Nelson.

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 43 Pt 4

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 43 Pt 4

The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Operation of Australian ‘One Punch’ Laws: 2008–2018” – Julia Quilter; “In Support of a Decisional Paradigm for Assisted Dying” – David Caruso, Alex Biedermann, Joëlle Vuille and Danielle Gilby; and “A Critical Analysis of the Conduct and Fault Elements in ‘Revenge Porn’ Criminalisation” – Tyrone Kirchengast and Thomas Crofts. Also in this Part is an Editorial on alternatives to short prison sentences; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.