Scope for reform: New report shows Australia lagging in environmental governance best practice

Washington DC-based climate think-tank, the World Resources Institute is set to launch its Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) in May. Developed in partnership with The Access Initiative, the EDI is designed to provide a snapshot of a nation’s performance in key practice areas of environmental governance. In the latest issue of the EPLJ, report contributors Guy J Dwyer and Judith A Preston discuss Australia’s performance under the EDI – scoring just 1.42 out of a maximum possible score of 3; and achieving the best possible practice results in only 14 out of 24 practice indicators.

New co-editor of the Public Law Review

New co-editor of the Public Law Review

Professor Janet McLean is warmly welcomed as co-editor of the Public Law Review. She has been the Book Review editor for the journal for a number of years and will now join forces with the co-founder of the journal and current co-editor, Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders (Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School, ...more

Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq join Australian Tax Review

Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq join Australian Tax Review

Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Professors Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq as Associate Editors for the Australian Tax Review. Dale and Kerrie will assist General Editor Chris Evans with the management of the Journal. Kerrie Sadiq is a Professor in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, an ...more

Property Law Review – New topical sections provide expert insight

Property Law Review Vol 4 Pt 1 (November 2014) is available online now. Topical section notes authored by professional and academic experts in a broad range of property law related subject areas and jurisdictions have been introduced into the Property Law Review journal, including Strata and Community Title, Consumer Issues, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, New South Wales, and Queensland.

Insolvency Law Journal update: May 2015

The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Global rules on conflict-of-laws matters in international insolvency cases: An Australian perspective” – Mark Wellard and Rosalind Mason; and “The Willmott Forests decision: Changes to the corporate insolvency regime?” – Jonathan Ballo. Also in this Part is a Recent Developments section and a Report from New Zealand.

Australian Journal of Administrative Law update: May 2015

The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Deference” – Stephen Gageler; “Judicial review of administrative decisions: Should there be a 21st-century rethink?” – Steven Rares; “How statutory interpretation sustains administrative law” – Jeffrey Barnes; and “Falling asleep at its master’s feet? The Kable principle and Royal Commissions” – Brian Mason. Also in this Part are the following sections: Trade, commerce and revenue; Immigration and international aspects; Casenotes; and Book reviews.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: May 2015

The latest Part of the EPLJ includes the following articles: “The adequacy of the law in satisfying society’s expectations for major projects” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston; “Striving for best practice in environmental governance and justice: Reporting on the inaugural Environmental Democracy Index for Australia” – Guy J Dwyer and Judith A Preston; “Practical precautions, reasonable responses: How South Australia’s planning regime adapts to the coastal impacts of climate change” – John Watson; and “Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT initiative for mitigating the impact of climate change” – Tammy Vallejo Silva and Martin Calisto Friant. There is also a review of the following book: Climate Change and Coastal Development Law in Australia by Justine Bell.

The Queensland Lawyer update: May 2015

The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Family provision – emerging costs issues” – Michael Kelly; and the following sections: Administrative law; Conveyancing and property law; Criminal law; Industrial law; and Book reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Chaskel’s Emporium Pty Ltd v Capercorp Pty Ltd (Procedure).

Australian Law Journal update: May 2015

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The United States and the Australian Constitution: Influence of US Constitutional model on development and interpretation of the Australian Constitution” – Kathleen Morris and James Allsop AO; and “Reassessment of Robert Menzies’ contribution in the Engineers Case” – Gerard Carney . Also in this part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Family Law; Human Rights; Recent cases; and Book Reviews.