Building a Superstructure of Justice?

Building a Superstructure of Justice?

“Our critics on both sides of politics claim the use of the phrase ‘class war’ is anachronistic, but in the face of growing inequality and the push for corporate dominance, the reality is a class war is being waged on ordinary people. One that it is our responsibility to respond to.” With this clarion call, ...more

JOURNAL OF CIVIL LITIGATION AND PRACTICE

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.

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

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

Coming to the ALJ in April

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.

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today.[1] 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

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”.

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.

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 30 Pt 4

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 30 Pt 4

The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “COVID-19, Remote Court Hearings, Automated Decision-making and Access to Justice” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “COVID-19, Technology and Family Dispute Resolution” – Tania Sourdin, Bin Li, Stephanie Simm and Alexander Connolly; “A Call for a Multi-framework Approach to Family Dispute Resolution” – Joshua Taylor; “A “Curious Order” and the Inherent Power to Order Stays Pending Arbitration: Rex International Holding Ltd v Gulf Hibiscus Ltd” – Benjamin Teng and Hannah Williams; “Cause to Complain? Consumer Experiences of Internal and External Dispute Resolution in the Context of General Insurance” – Evgenia Bourova, Ian Ramsay and Paul Ali; and “Relevance of First Offers in Distributive and Integrative Negotiation” – Garvita Sethi. It also contains the following sections: Editorial – Ruth Charlton; ADR Case Notes: “Setting Aside a Deed of Settlement; Striking Out Pleadings Containing without Prejudice Privilege Communications; and Mediation Media Watch” – David Spencer; Matters of Interest: “From Industry Forum for Dispute Resolution to Council for Alternate Dispute Resolvers (14 May 2014–25 August 2020)” – Katherine Johnson; and Book Review: “Principles of Dispute Resolution”, by David Spencer – Reviewed by Geoff Charlton.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 38 Pt 1

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 38 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Worker Co-operatives and Australian Law” – William Hall; “Australian Investor Stewardship and Global Themes in Stewardship Regulation” – Natania Locke; and “Out with the Old, in with the Askew? The Recent Crowd-sourced Equity Funding Reform Fails to Meet Expectations” – Hareesh Makam. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; and Takeovers and Public Securities: “Money Lending Exceptions for Takeover Provisions” – Emma Armson.

Insolvency Law Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 3

Insolvency Law Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Journal includes the following articles: “In Which Payment Trust Should the Australian Construction Industry Place Its Trust?” – Bianca Wei Joo Teng and Jeremy Coggins; “Behavioural Insights into the Impact of Bankruptcy’s Public Record on Business Activity” – Nicola J Howell, Ann-Kathrin Koessler, Rosalind Mason and Uwe Dulleck; and the following sections: Editorial – Dr David Morrison; Recent Developments: “Distribution of a Mixed Fund: A Classic Insolvency Conundrum Revisited” – Corey Byrne; “Amendments to the Exercise of Power of Sale for Disclaimed Properties – A Welcome Respite for Mortgagees” – Zachary Toren; and Report from New Zealand: “Cross-Border Insolvency: Recognition of Australian Insolvency Procedures in New Zealand” – Lynne Taylor.

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 9 Pt 2

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice update: Vol 9 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Digital Property Revisited” – David J Harvey; and “Drawing a Line in the Sand – Private International Commercial Arbitrations and United States Judicial Assistance Pursuant to 28 USC § 1782” – Joshua Kang and Michael Legg. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “A Significant COVID-19 Court Case” – Roderick Joyce QSO QC; and “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Courts as Essential Services” – Michael Legg; and Case Notes: “Inghams Enterprises v Hannigan – Do Not Play Chicken with Imprecise Drafting” – Jeremy Quan-Sing, Jonathan Light and Caroline Swartz-Zern; and “Proprietary Rights to Fish: Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd” – Brittany Rorrison and William Fotherby.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 11

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 11

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Engineers: One Hundred Years Old And Still Going Strong: A Commentary” – The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM QC; “The Continued Legacy Of The Engineers Case: A Dynamic Approach To Federal Power” – Rosalind Dixon and Brendan Lim; “”Wait[ing] For The Heavens To Fall”: The Engineers Case And Intergovernmental Immunity” – Sarah Murray; “Money Had And Received – And Retained? The Role Of Retention At Notice For Personal Common Law Liability” – Eleanor Makeig; and “Justifying Trade Restrictions Under s 92 Of The Australian Constitution: A Comparative Law-Based Proposal For A Coherent Doctrine” – Csongor István Nagy. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Family Law; Class Actions; Statutory Interpretation; and Technology and the Law.