Thomson Reuters offers its warmest congratulations to the Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC on her appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and to the Hon Justice James Edelman on his appointment to the Court. Their Honours will begin their terms in the Court’s first sitting of 2017. Both are exceptional appointments. Justice Kiefel’s ...more
Contract employment practices and the operations of labour-hire companies have been in the news a lot lately. The last few months have seen the industrial dispute at the Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) plant in Melbourne in relation to an enterprise agreement introduced by the then new labour-hire contractor for maintenance workers at the plant. ...more
It was a very full house at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw in Sydney last Thursday evening for the presentation of the 2016 McCallum Medal, now in its 12th year. This prestigious annual public speaking competition, named in honour of eminent industrial relations lawyer and leading disability rights advocate, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, was ...more
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference is sponsored by the AAL and ALJ publisher Thomson Reuters, and is supported by ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following article: “A man for all seasons? The fair minded observer and royal commissioners” – Matthew Groves. Also in this Part are the following sections: Work and Employment; Trade, Commerce and Revenue; Casenotes (AMF15 v Minister for Immigration & Border Protection); Immigration and International Aspects; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal contains 4 Special Feature articles: Celebrating 30 Years of ADRA: “ADRA President’s Address 2016” – Katherine Johnson; “Australian Dispute Resolution Association: Its history and its people” – Anne Ardagh; “History and philosophy of nonviolence: Towards an inclusive dispute resolution (DR) curriculum” – David Ardagh; and “International perspectives of dispute resolution” – Dr Paul R Gibson. It also includes the following articles: “International arbitration in Australia: 2015/2016 in review” – Albert Monichino QC and Alex Fawke; “The future of dispute resolution: Online ADR and online courts” – Michael Legg; and “The art of using power as a tool of influence in mediation” – Mohamed Sweify. It also contains Case Notes: “Identifying all members of a class action prior to mediation, and mediation/arbitration media watch” – David Spencer; Book Review: “The Mediators Handbook (Third edition)” by Ruth Charlton, Micheline Dewdney and Geoff Charlton – reviewed by Paul Lewis; and a tribute to the late Micheline Dewdney.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding various recent developments. It also contains the following articles: “Retention of old titles: Pre-PPSA retention of title agreements and unfair preferences” – Chris Pearce; “Injunctions restraining the enforcement of letters of credit and performance guarantees: The Australian experience” – Thanuja Rodrigo; and “Data and information collected by genetically modified organism suppliers: For whose benefit? – Charles Lawson. Also in this Part is the following section: Company Law and Securities: “Judicial recognition of indirect causation and shareholder class actions” – Michael Legg and Madeleine Harkin.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Extraordinary Powers without Judicial Oversight: A Separation of Powers Dilemma” – Rebecca Ananian-Welsh; “Constitutional Recognition through a (Justiciable) Duty to Consult? Towards Entrenched and Judicially Enforceable Norms of Indigenous Consultation” – Megan Davis and Rosalind Dixon; “Revisiting the Scope of the Race Power after McCloy” – Harry Hobbs; and the following Articles: “Refining the Australian Counter-terrorism Legislative Framework: How Deliberative Has Parliament Been?” – Dominique Dalla-Pozza; “The Constitutional and Regulatory Dimensions of Plebiscites in Australia” – Paul Kildea; “The Entrenchment of Certiorari and Habeas Corpus: A Reconceptualisation of the Source and Content of Judicial Power” – Ying Hao Li and Kevin Ngo; and Book review: “Damages and Human Rights” – reviewed by Stephen Gageler.