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Have you submitted an entry to the McCallum Medal competition yet?
If you’re a student or young lawyer and you meet the requirements for entry, you should hurry and enter a synopsis on an employment law topic now!
The latest issue of Online Currents contains the usual mix of articles and sections on a variety of helpful topics. The articles cover such diverse subjects as the importance of fiction and non-fiction lending in Australian public libraries, useful internet sites for travellers, the use of online technology to collect information or elicit commitments and websites about meteorology and natural disasters. Also included in the Part are various Sections, such as Company News, Bookshelf and Journals and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.
The October 2011 issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes an examination of military justice within the context of the constitution, an empirical analysis of the theory of general deterrence as one of the principal objectives of sentencing and a comment on the issue of pre-recording children’s evidence. There is also a digest of criminal law cases and the 2010-2011 Sentencing Review.
The October 2011 Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal has articles on continuous disclosure in Australia and the obligations and liabilities of the key players in managed investment schemes in the context of the Trio Capital/Astarra fraud investigation. This Part also includes a Corporate Finance section discussing mining joint ventures and securitisation of residential mortgage-backed securities. Finally the Note from New Zealand focuses on a new financial markets law.
The October issue of Family Law Review promises an interesting mix of material on various aspects of family law. It includes an article that looks at the changes to surrogacy laws and compares the State surrogacy regimes in Australia. The Family Dispute Resolution section discusses how to work effectively with Family Relationship Centres and the International Family Law section examines protection from forced and servile marriages. There is also a book review and several case notes on recent family law cases.
In another “bikie” case, the High Court has held the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2009 (NSW) invalid in its entirety. The impugned provisions of the Act provided for an organisation to be classified a declared organisation by an “eligible judge” of the Supreme Court, subsequently allowing its members to be placed under orders restricting, ...more
The October 2011 issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal contains articles on the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration in the Australian construction industry and a recent decision by the Singapore Court of Appeal regarding the issue of enforcing a dispute adjudication board decision. There is also an Editorial and two Reports.
Reviewer: Ian Freckelton The Spare Room, by Helen Garner: 2008, Text Publishing, Melbourne. Pages 1-195; Price: $25 (pb). Helen Garner’s The Spare Room is her first work of fiction for 15 years. However, while nominally fiction, it is a novel that resonates deeply of personal experience and of the reality of predation by cancer quacks that, unfortunately, ...more
We are pleased to announce that former Family Court of Australia Justice, the Hon Jennifer Boland is joining the team for Family Law Review. She will be the co-General Editor, working alongside Anthony Dickey QC, one of the leading family lawyers in Australia.
The latest issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal contains four articles discussing and analyzing a range of topics within environmental law, including urban rivers and riparian systems, carbon reduction schemes and the energy sector, legal frameworks for regulating biosequestration in Australia and the broad concept of environmental taxation and environmental sustainability.