Congratulations and welcome to Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed CDPP

Congratulations and welcome to Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed CDPP

Thomson Reuters is pleased to welcome Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Editorial Board of the Criminal Law Journal. Sarah holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney, and joined the New South Wales Bar in 1996. She was appointed senior counsel in 2011 and, prior to her appointment as CDPP, was ...more

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

EPLJ Special Issue: Rethinking water law and governance

Australia has been a world leader in water law and governance reform. However, after 20 years of progress, water is quickly slipping from the national agenda. Despite many remaining implementation challenges and drought risks, there has been little detailed intergovernmental direction about the “next steps” in Australia’s water strategy. At this critical juncture, this Special ...more

CFMEU: Workers’ lives potentially at stake with restoration of ABCC

CFMEU: Workers’ lives potentially at stake with restoration of ABCC

While the Federal Government has been returned, uncertainty remains over whether it will get its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the new and untried Senate. Its failure to do so previously was a trigger for the election. The Government’s stated aim for restoring the ABCC includes combating unlawful and corrupt activity within ...more

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

New General Editor and new horizons for the Australian Law Journal

Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the ALJ, commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team. The May issue of the ALJ opens with his Honour’s appreciation for the remarkable achievements and tenure of the previous General Editor, the ...more

Criminal Law Journal update: August 2016

Criminal Law Journal update: August 2016

The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australian legal responses to foreign fighters” – Keiran Hardy and George Williams; “The impact of compulsory examinations and abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination on criminal trials” – Alice Smith. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the moderation of its approach sentencing and lessons for Australia; Book Review: “Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System: Improving Communication for Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants” – Emily Henderson; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: August 2016

Company and Securities Law Journal update: August 2016

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Deterring corporate wrongdoing: Penalties, financial services misconduct and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Helen Bird and George Gilligan; “The adequacy of ASIC’s “tool kit” to meet its obligations under corporations and financial services legislation” – Vicky Comino; “The Australian Sports Commission’s “Governance Reform in Sport” discussion paper and voting rules in corporate constitutions” – Robert D Macdonald and Ian Ramsay. This issue also includes the following sections: Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford: “Should the statutory business judgment rule apply to directors’ compliance decisions?” – Tim Connor.

Australian Business Law Review update: August 2016

Australian Business Law Review update: August 2016

The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding suggested priorities for the re-elected federal government. It also contains the following articles: “Remote signings under Australian law” – Bruce Whittaker; “Re-evaluating the elements of the insider trading offence: Should there be a requirement for the ‘possession’ of inside information?”– Juliette Overland and “Protecting consumers from unfair contract terms: Australian comparisons” – Paul Latimer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “Trusts, debt and powers of advancement: Fischer v Nemeske Pty Ltd” – James McComish; and New Zealand Newsletter: “The nature of reasonable credit fees” – Barry Allan.

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 23 Pt 3

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: Vol 23 Pt 3

The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “The evolution of the duty of decision-makers to give reasons” – Ronald Sackville; “Why do we have rules of procedural fairness?” – James Edelman; “Natural justice or procedural fairness” – Justice Alan Robertson and “The stakes of procedural fairness: Reflections on Australian position” – Kristen Rundle. Also in this Part are the following sections: Immigration and International Aspects, Work and Employment, Casenotes and Book Reviews.

Former Federal Court judge proposes key reforms to section 18C

Amid the renewed debate on repealing or amending section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), former Federal Court judge and acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Ronald Sackville AO has proposed key amendments to the legislation. In an upcoming article in Thomson Reuters’ Australian Law Journal, entitled “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Part 2A of ...more