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.

Workplace Review update: Summer 2019

Workplace Review update: Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The Doctrine of Implied Intergovernmental Immunities: A Recrudescence?” – Thomas Dixon; “Is There Such a Thing as “Free Speech” for Australian Employees?” – Neil Napper; “Welcome to the Age of Keyboard Warriors” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Interview: “Paul Munro: For ‘The Greatest Good…'” – Craig Ryan; Case Note: “‘Free Speech… But Be Careful What You Say!'” – Joshua Graffi; Obituary:
“Robert James Lee Hawke” – Robert McClelland; Book Reviews; The Last Word; and Diary.

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 29 Pt 2

Journal of Judicial Administration update: Vol 29 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “‘Say My Name, Say My Name’: Changing the Title ‘Magistrate’ to ‘Judge’ in Australia” – Marilyn Bromberg and Michael Montalto; and “The Punishment of Journalists for Contempt for Refusing to Reveal Their Sources in Court” – Anthony Gray.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 12

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 12

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Penalty Privilege in Non-curial Proceedings: The Decision in Frugtniet ” – Simon Frauenfelder; and “Collective Best Interests in Strata Collective Sales” – Edward S W Ti. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Constitutional Law; Statutory Interpretation; New Zealand; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Book Review.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 37 Pt 3

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 37 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors’ Voting Recommendations in Schemes: Navigating the New Landscape” – Alberto Colla; “Sport Australia’s Governance Principles for National Sporting Organisations: The Triumph of Managerialism over Accountability and Representation in Australian Sport” – Lloyd Freeburn; and “Social Licence to Operate and Directors’ Duties: Is There a Need for Change?” – Rosemary Teele Langford. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Book Review: “Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest” by Rosemary Teele Langford – reviewed by JH Farrar; Corporate Finance: “Case Note: Re O’Keeffe Heneghan Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1958” – Ganesh Jegatheesan; and “Widely-held Proprietary Companies: Opportunities and Challenges for Australian Craft Brewers” – Matt Vitale.

Insolvency Law Journal update: Vol 27 Pt 3

Insolvency Law Journal update: Vol 27 Pt 3

The latest Part of the Journal includes the following articles: “The ACCC’s Pursuit of Corporate Respondents in the VET Sector Operating under External Administration” – Mary Wyburn; “Rescuing the Rescue Culture? Australian Corporate Restructuring After the Safe Harbour and Ipso Facto Reforms” – Corey Byrne; “Insolvent Trading in Australia: A Study of Court Judgments from 2004 to 2017” – Stacey Steele and Ian Ramsay; and the following sections: Editorial – Dr David Morrison; Recent Developments: “The Insolvent Trustee”; “The Use of the Trust” – David Morrison; “Amerind – The Aftermath: Questions and Practical Difficulties Remaining” – Garry Hamilton; and Report from New Zealand: “Insolvent Transactions Back before the Supreme Court: Robt Jones Holdings Ltd v McCullagh” – Lynne Taylor.