Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

Congratulations to Dr Anna Parker, Family Law Review Editorial Board member

The Family Law Review is pleased to congratulate Editorial Board member Dr Anna Parker on completing her doctorate and joining the Victorian Bar. Anna’s latest contribution to the journal, “Comparable Cases and the Section 79 Discretion” (2016) 6 Fam L Rev 127, co-authored with Paul Glass, Barrister, Victorian Bar, considers the relevance of previously decided cases ...more

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

New Editorial Board Members bring experience and expertise to Family Law Review

The Family Law Review journal is pleased to welcome two new members to the Editorial Board. Welcome Dr Bridget Cullen  Dr Bridget Cullen joins the Family Law Review in the role of Contributing Editor, focusing on the area of Practice and Procedure. In her first contribution to the journal “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not ...more

McCallum Medal Competition 2016: showcasing bright, young IR lawyers

McCallum Medal Competition 2016: showcasing bright, young IR lawyers

Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year. Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at ...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

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 90 Pt 7

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 90 Pt 7

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It contains the following articles: “Getting to Grips with Encroachments on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws: The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry” – Rosalind Croucher; “Why are Decisions on Family Property so Inconsistent?” – Patrick Parkinson AM. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Overseas Law; Environmental Law; Recent Cases, Book Reviews and Obituary.

Family Law Review update: Vol 6 Pt 2

Family Law Review update: Vol 6 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Children’s rights to culture in Australia: How FDR mediation can support these rights” – Mieke Brandon and Beth Dababneh; “Restraining legal practitioners” – Michael Kearney SC; “Superannuation splitting and family law” – Anne-Marie Rice and Joseph Box; Professional Insights: “Ethical obligations and duties in family law” – Chris Gunson SC; Child Support: “The doctrine of set off and child support” – Simon Bacon; Property and Financial Arrangements: “Comparable cases and the section 79 discretion” – Paul Glass and Anna Parker; Practice and Procedure: “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not an optional extra” – Bridget Cullen; In the High Court: “Spousal maintenance and ‘financial resources’: Hall v Hall” – Olivia Rundle; and Recent Cases: Grier v Malphas; Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte; and Faukland v Shikia.

Northern Territory Law Journal update: September 2016

Northern Territory Law Journal update: September 2016

This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following article based on a paper originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference in 2015: “Ethics and etiquette” – Justice Graham Hiley RFD and Kate Bulling; the articles “The right to silence” –
David Morters; “Driving whilst disqualified – A case for change” – Julian R Murphy and Hugo Moodie; as well as a ceremonial sitting to welcome the Hon Chief Justice Michael Grant as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; and a Generalia section on legal posts, appointments and movements.

Company and Securities Law Journal update: September 2016

Company and Securities Law Journal update: September 2016

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Another way forward? The scope for an appellate court to reinterpret the statutory business judgment rule” – Wesley Bainbridge and Tim Connor; “Duty to act in the best interests of the public entity: Control and the importance of values” – Marco Bini; “Sports governance reform: Analysis of FIFA’s review process and the response to the threat of corruption and reforms” – Thomas Bragg. This issue also includes the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Governance in financially troubled companies: Australian law reform proposals” – Anil Hargovan.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: September 2016

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: September 2016

This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Canary in the coal mine: Why the approval conditions for the Carmichael Mine reveal the need to amend the EPBC Act to incorporate adaptive management principles” – Christian Slattery; “Reforms required to the Australian tax system to improve biodiversity conservation on private land” – Fiona Smith, Kate Smillie, James Fitzsimons, Bruce Lindsay, Gary Wells, Victoria Marles, Jane Hutchinson, Ben O’Hara, Tom Perrigo and Ian Atkinson; “Threatened species, endangered justice: How additional maximum penalties for harming threatened species have failed in practice” – Andrew Burke; “The duty to report pollution incidents and regulator image in New South Wales pollution law” – Sarah Wright; “Restorative justice intervention in an environmental and planning law context: Applicability to civil enforcement proceedings” – Mark Hamilton; “Tuna ranching and Australia’s obligations for the conservation and sustainable use of Southern Bluefin Tuna” – Katharine Huxley.