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.

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 48 Pt 5

Australian Business Law Review update: Vol 48 Pt 5

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Free Speech and Secondary Boycott Activity in Australia” – Anthony Gray; “An Examination of Legal Values in Statutory Unconscionable Conduct” – Peter Toy; “The Illusion of Control” – Radha M Pull ter Gunne; and “Social Enterprise and Equity Crowdfunding – A Proposal to Share Legal Infrastructure” – Akshaya Kamalnath. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial – Michael Terceiro; Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Misuse of Market Power: Improving the Australian SLC Model” – Brent Fisse; and Banking and Finance: “A Modern Approach to Regulation: Integrating Law, System Architecture and Blockchain Technology in Australia” – Marcus Smith.

Australian Tax Review update: Vol 49 Pt 4

Australian Tax Review update: Vol 49 Pt 4

The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “The Oracle, Transparent Entities and Access to Tax Treaties” – Mark Brabazon SC; “Impact of the Multilateral Instrument on the Interpretation of Australia’s Income Tax Treaties” – Peter Stinson; “Deducting Hybrid Mismatch Rules – Fit for Purpose?” – Buck Xiao and Anna Bullimore; and “Digital Services Taxes and the Unified Approach under the Pillar One Proposal: Exploring the Nexus Frameworks Through the Example of Alibaba” – Victoria Plekhanova. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Special Issue on International Tax” – Antony Ting.

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 44 Pt 5

Criminal Law Journal update: Vol 44 Pt 5

The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and Memory: A Dilemma for the Criminal Justice System” – Greg Walsh OAM; and “Bail in Extradition Proceedings” – Matthew Groves. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Can the Pandemic Induced Fall in Prison Numbers Lead to Durable Principled Sentencing Reform?”; Case and Comment: “R v Sunderland [2020] QCA 156” – Deborah Kim; Sentencing Review: “Sentencing Review 2019–2020”; and Digest of Criminal Law Cases.

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice update: Vol 31 Pt 3

Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice update: Vol 31 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Reserve Bank of New Zealand Decision-Making – Is a Governance Board the Best Option for Prudential Regulation?” – Helen Dervan and Simon Jensen; “Community Standards and Expectations: Has There Been a Fundamental Shift in the Obligations on Financial Services Licensees under Pt 7.6 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)?” – Patrick Hall; and “Conceptual Models of the PPSA Security Interest: Moving Beyond the Unitary/ Minimalist Dichotomy” – Adam Waldman. Also in this Part are the following Sections: Commercial and Finance Law: “Case Note: Westgem Investments Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd (No 6)” – JFW Cardell-Oliver; Hong Kong and China: “Luckin Coffee: A Chinese Fraud or Just Fraud?” – Fabian Roday and William Fotherby; Tokyo: “Amended Rules in Relation to Assignment of Accounts Receivable” – Masahiro Ueno; and United Kingdom and Europe: “Legislative Brinkmanship and Equivalence Decisions” – Deborah A Sabalot.

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 30 Pt 2

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 30 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Path Dependency, the High Court, and the Constitution” – Jeremy Patrick; “Homelessness and Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Insights from Magistrates in Australia” – Julia Quilter, Luke McNamara, Tamara Walsh and Thalia Anthony; and “COVID-19: An Exceptional or Surrounding Circumstance for the Purposes of Bail and Sentencing?” – Natalia Antolak-Saper.