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The June 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer is full of interesting articles and sections on a range of topics relevant to the law in Queensland. These include the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Criminal Organisation Act 2009, contracting and proportionate liability and elder financial abuse, plus much more.
Family Dispute Resolution: The Importance of an Intake By Linda Kochanski Any form of mediation requires the mediator to conduct an intake or pre-mediation assessment to see if the issues and the parties are suitable to proceed to mediation. The power of the intake is seen most effectively in family mediation, which now most commonly ...more
The June 2011 issue of the Australian Law Journal contains several interesting pieces on a variety of topics, including the “peak indebtedness” theory, the impact Lewis Carroll has had on case law and good faith in Australian contract law.
by Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge* Peer review of health-related manuscripts has enormous power in determining what is published in health-related journals, and what makes its way into health policy and clinical practice. However, peer review is at times ethically problematic and not always effective in achieving its goals. Over the past 25 years, a ...more
Dr Mike O’Connor AM has joined the team for the Journal of Law and Medicine as a Section Editor for the “Medical Issues” Section.
On Monday 30 May 2011, Workplace Review received a mention in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Senate Estimates Committee.
Senator Fisher, the Liberal Senator for South Australia, twice asked questions of Fair Work Australia relating to an interview of Justice Geoffrey Giudice (President of Fair Work Australia) published in the first issue of Workplace Review (“Justice Geoffrey Giudice: An insider’s look at Australia’s new IR system” (2010) 1 WR 16).
By Alex Sundakov* PRICES AND COSTS: GOOD ACCOUNTING IS BAD ECONOMICS Introduction A little bit of economics knowledge is a dangerous thing. A basic idea in economics is that in competitive markets prices tend to reflect marginal costs. In economics this concept provides an important means of calibrating the effects of real-life complexities and transaction ...more
The full court of the High Court of Australia heard further matters in the appeal in Momcilovic v The Queen on 7 June. This case has attracted much attention from academics, lawyers and government officers alike, with the Attorneys-General for the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory ...more
by Jeffrey Phillips Book review: Power Crisis – The Self Destruction of a State Labor Party by Rodney Cavalier (Cambridge University Press, 2010) ISBN: 9780521138321, pages: 224. Rodney Cavalier is a rare inhabitant of the Australian body politic. He was a member of the left of the New South Wales Labor Party at a time ...more
The June 2011 issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice contains several interesting pieces on different areas of banking and finance law. This includes articles on penalties in banking transactions and mistaken internet payments and sections on unlcaimed money and Chinese anti-monopoly regulations, and much more.