ADRJ Special Issue: Contributions from the National Mediation Conference 2016

ADRJ Special Issue: Contributions from the National Mediation Conference 2016

This Special Issue of the ADRJ (Volume 28 Part 1) features a selection of articles based on papers presented at the National Mediation Conference in September 2016 on the Gold Coast. It is the initiative of the Co-Convenors of the National Mediation Conference Board 2016: Mieke Brandon and Callum Campbell. The theme of the conference ...more

Changing of the Family Guard for The Australian Law Journal

Changing of the Family Guard for The Australian Law Journal

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Ingleby will be joining The Australian Law Journal team as the new Section Editor of the Family Law section, as our outgoing editor Dr Anthony Dickey QC retires from the post which he has held since 1988. Dr Richard Ingleby becomes the editor of the Family Law Section with extensive experience as ...more

A silver anniversary for the AJCCL

A silver anniversary for the AJCCL

This year the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law (AJCCL) celebrates a milestone – its 25th year of publication. In a recent editorial, the Journal’s General Editor Ron Desiatnik said: “Whether it be in reference to the longevity of a marriage, the length of a friendship, or the serving out of a prison sentence, ...more

Gender equality among barristers before the High Court

The subject of gender equality has been a hot topic in the media with recent coverage on state and national programs to tackle the bias in the legal profession. The question of why so few women appear before the High Court, and why even fewer have speaking roles has been raised by Professor George Williams ...more

Looking back to the future: Federal Court of Australia's 40th anniversary

Looking back to the future: Federal Court of Australia’s 40th anniversary

The 40th anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia looks back to insights provided by The Australian Law Journal and other significant legal records and writings.

Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

Forever young? Expert determination in the construction industry

In the context of a range of available models competing with each other as alternatives to litigation for resolving commercial disputes in the construction industry – driven in part by court-led demand for expedition in litigation – Leigh Duthie in the Building and Construction Law Journal (Vol 32 No 6) considers the future of expert ...more

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

Presumption of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction in Australia

The presumption of innocence is as old as law itself. When Lord Blackstone postulated that it is “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”, his Lordship was drawing on a long and distinguished line of legal jurisprudence including Genesis, the Code of Hammurabi and the Codex Justinianus. To protect against wrongful convictions, the criminal ...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

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

Local Government Law Journal update: Vol 22 Pt 1

Local Government Law Journal update: Vol 22 Pt 1

This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Living like a Local or Rampant Tourism? Short-Term Holiday Letting in New South Wales and the Regulation of Sharing by Planning Laws” – Guy Dwyer and Tristan Orgill; Local government planning & law guide cases – Hanna Jaireth, Lawrie Groom, Connor Fisher, Jess Hamdorf and Ross Fletcher; as well as a Digest of cases.

Public Law Review update: Vol 28 Pt 1

Public Law Review update: Vol 28 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The ‘Rule’ Against Subdelegation of Legislative Power: Is it as Relevant in the 21st Century as it was in the 20th?” – Stephen Argument; “Reverse Onus Provisions and Statements of Compatibility in the Courtroom” – Jeremy Gans; “The Statutory Implication of Reasonableness and the Scope of Wednesbury Unreasonableness” – Justice Chris Maxwell; Speech: “The Increasing Internationalisation of Australian Law – Justin Gleeson SC; and the following Articles: “Deliberation at the Founding: Deliberative Democracy as an Original Constitutional Value” – Ron Levy, Neomal Silva and Benjamin B Saunders; “Is the Crown Expected to be a Model Litigant in New Zealand?” – Anthea Williams; and Developments.

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 1 (Special Issue: NMC 2016)

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal update: Vol 28 Pt 1 (Special Issue: NMC 2016)

This Special Issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal features a selection of papers from the National Mediation Conference 2016 on the theme of “Thought, Innovation and Creativity: The Next Decade”, and includes the following articles: “Solution-focused Family Dispute Resolution” – Fredrike P Bannink; “The Essential Nature of a Collaborative Practice Group for Successful Collaborative Lawyers” – Pauline Collins and Marilyn Scott; “Whose Role is it to Support the Child’s Right to Culture in Australia?” – Bethaina Dababneh; “Beyond Resolution – Conceptualising the Shift from Resolution to Defusion in FDR” – Andi Doerr; “Working with Trans or Gender Diverse, Intersex and/or Non-heterosexual Clients: Advice for Mediators” – Samantha Hardy, Olivia Rundle and Damien W Riggs; “Co-creating Mediation Models: Adapting Mediation Practices when Working across Cultures” – Judith Herrmann and Claire Holland; “Before Mediation: Designing Processes for the Next Decade – Matching Process with the Purpose” – Jill Howieson and Lisanne Iriks; “Voluntas: Volunteer Conflict Management for the Volunteering Sector” – Stephen Lancken and Jay Qin; and “Cutting Edge … Cutting the Cost: The Business Case for Conflict Coaching in a Government Workplace” – Noelene Salmon. It also contains an Editorial: “National Mediation Conference Overview” – Mieke Brandon and Callum Campbell.

The Future of Equity Crowdfunding in Australia

The Future of Equity Crowdfunding in Australia

The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies within Australia. A more detailed exposition and analysis of the proposed Bill is contained within the latest issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal in Catie Moore, “Equity Crowdfunding ...more

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 2

Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors of Insolvent Trustees and Trusts: Duties and Liabilities in Respect of Beneficiaries and Trust Creditors” – Nuncio D’Angelo; “Equity Crowdfunding in Australia: How Far Have We Come and Where to Next?” – Catie Moore; and “Articulating Care, Skill and Diligence Standards for Non-executive Directors” – Thea Voogt.