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”.

“Lovedays” to “affirming the turkey”: Commercial Arbitration Down the Centuries

“Lovedays” to “affirming the turkey”: Commercial Arbitration Down the Centuries

For over a thousand years – at least – mediation and arbitration have been practised in the English-speaking world. In fact, arbitration as a dispute settling mechanism is probably as old as human society itself, suggests Tom Bathurst in his survey of the history of arbitration published in the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL). ...more

Underpinning China’s “Belt and Road”

Underpinning China’s “Belt and Road”

China’s “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) describes a vast international system of trade facilitation, infrastructure development, investment, and financial integration. With over 80 countries and regions participating in it, its touchstones are interconnection among states and their co-operation for mutual benefit. Institutional support for the BRI is provided by sources such as the Asian Infrastructure ...more

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.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 8

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 93 Pt 8

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Vulnerability of Elders to Physical Harm and Death: Criminal Law Responses” – John Anderson; “Preventing Miscarriages of Justice: The Reliability of Forensic Evidence and the Role of the Trial Judge as Gatekeeper” – Chris Maxwell; “Rights and Freedoms under the Australian Constitution: What Are They and Do They Meet the Needs of Contemporary Australian Society?” – Ashleigh Mills; and “Prints, Profiles and Templates: Adducing Biometric Evidence in Australian Courts” – Marcus Smith and Gregor Urbas. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Equity and Trusts; and Book Reviews.

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 2

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Cladding – Who Will Pay?” – Mark Waller, Chris Erfurt and Tara Mulroy; and “Is the Prevention Principle Still Relevant? A Case for Statutory Intervention” – Michael Elliott.

Also in this Part is an Editorial; Book Review: “International Construction Contract Law (2nd ed)” by Lukas Klee – Reviewed by Rami Marginean; Case Note: “Termination of Construction Contracts: The Good Faith Risk” – Jeffrey Goldberger, Emanuel Confos and Harriet Oldmeadow; and Reports on the following cases: Santos Ltd v BNP Paribas; Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Australia Avenue Developments Pty Ltd; and Robinson v 470 St Kilda Road Pty Ltd.

Journal of Law and Medicine update: Vol 26 Pt 4

Journal of Law and Medicine update: Vol 26 Pt 4

This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “Social Responsibilities of the Global Pharmaceutical Companies: Towards an Ethical Health Care Paradigm” – Abhay Vir Singh Kanwar and Mia Mahmudur Rahim; “Legislative Capture: A Critical Consideration in the Commercial Determinants of Public Health” – Tony Brown; “Rational Social Impact Assessment of Alcohol Outlets: Slip Sliding Away” – Alison Ziller and Tony Brown; “Mandatory Welfare Drug Treatment in Australia” – Allan Ardill;”A Cross-sectional Survey of Health Professionals’ Attitudes toward Medicinal Cannabis Use as Part of Cancer Management” – Denesh Hewa-Gamage, Sarah Blaschke, Allison Drosdowsky, Trista Koproski, Anna Braun and Steve Ellen; “Outcome Bias in Clinical Negligence Medico-legal Cases” – Thom Petty, Lucy Stephenson, Pierre Campbell and Terence Stephenson; “Occupational Therapy Domestic Needs Assessment: Lawyer Perspectives” – Susan Arnold, Lynette Mackenzie, Michael Millington and Carole James; “Retained Surgical Items: Lessons from Australian Case Law of Items Unintentionally Left Behind in Patients after Surgery” – Tina Cockburn, Juliet Davis, and Sonya Osborne; “Understanding Client Vulnerability in the Disciplining of Legal Professionals in New South Wales” – Jennifer Schulz-Moore, Kate Diesfeld and Christine Forster; “Dealing with Patent Fragmentation in Genetics: Can Patent Pools Facilitate the Development of CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology?” – Alessandro Stasi and Isabel Pereira Rodrigues; “Considering the Provision of Growth Attenuation Treatment to Profoundly Disabled Children in Light of the Family Court’s Welfare Jurisdiction” – Elpitha (Peta) Lee Spyrou; “Advance Care Planning: A Communitarian Approach?” – Tracey Evans Chan; “Teachers’ Health, Wellbeing and Professional Misconduct. An Exploratory Analysis of Cases from New Zealand’s Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal 2017–2018” – Marta Rychert and Kate Diesfeld; and “Decisional Competence and Fitness to Stand Trial in New Zealand” – Brent Hyslop.

Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Encouraging and Rewarding the Whistleblower in Research Misconduct Cases” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Electroconvulsive Therapy without Consent: The Influence of Human Rights Law” – Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “The Role of Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Post-operative Death Investigations” – Anant Divyang Butala, Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Medical Law Reporter: “Australian Medical Professionals, National Security and Administrative Offshore Punishment of Asylum-Seekers: Regulatory Update Including the Medevac Legislation” – Sarah Miller and Thomas Faunce; and Obituary: Thomas Alured Faunce. There is also a review of the following book: “Defeating the Ministers of Death; The Compelling History of Vaccination” by David Isaacs – Reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.

Local Government Law Journal update: Vol 22 Pt 4

Local Government Law Journal update: Vol 22 Pt 4

This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Death by a Thousand Cuts? The Diminution in the Development Assessment Role of Elected Local Councils in South Australia’s Planning System” – Paul Leadbeter; “‘The Weakest Linc’: Environmental Protection, the Power to Disclaim, and the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ in Queensland” – Christopher Vale; Local Government Planning & Law Guide Cases – Hanna Jaireth, Lawrie Groom, Chelsea White, Lea Hiltenkamp, Sam Lindsay and Connor Fisher; as well as a Digest of cases.

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 1

Building and Construction Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 1

The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The History of the Law of Commercial Arbitration” – The Hon TF Bathurst; and “Collaborative Contracting Comeback” – Lina Fischer, Christopher Slocombe, Andrew Fry and Edwina Higgins. Also in this Part is an Editorial; Book Review: “Arbitration in Singapore – A Practical Guide (2nd Ed), by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon (Editor-in-Chief), Francis Xavier SC, Chong Yee Leong and Lucy Reed (General Editors)” – Reviewed by Michael Christie SC; and Reports on the following cases: Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd v Trans Global Projects Pty Ltd (In Liq); Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd v DSD Builders Pty Ltd; and Gambaro Pty Ltd v Rohrig (Qld) Pty Ltd.