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COMMONWEALTH LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS* The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) establishes a parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to examine Bills, Acts and legislative instruments for compatibility with human rights. The Act also requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany all new Bills and disallowable legislative instruments. “Human ...more
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN TISSUE REGULATION: AN AGENDA FOR RESEARCH By Cameron Stewart and Ian Kerridge* The transformation of umbilical cord blood from being a waste product to being a valuable source of stem cells has led to the emergence of significant legal, ethical and social issues. This editorial ...more
The March 2012 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue on umbilical cord donation and banking, with the relevant articles covering development of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and blood banking, religious perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking, the line between public and private cord blood banking, racially conditional donation and the ethical, legal and social implications of umbilical cord blood banking. Also included in this Part are articles and sections on pandemic planning, euthanasia, medical ethics, homeopathy, plus much more!
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
by Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The year 1993 – the year in which this Journal was first published – turned out to be an auspicious one for practitioners and observers in competition policy in Australia. The report of the National Competition Policy Review (later dubbed the “Hilmer Report”, after Professor Fred ...more
The first Part of Vol 23 of the Public Law Review includes articles on tribunal rule-making, terrorism threat assessments and the appointment of the first Australian-born Governor-General. Also in this Part are two Comments on the vote to keep proportional representation in New Zealand and judicial review with relation to the Victorian Charter. There is also a Developments section.
The first Part of Volume 32 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article on recently made proposals for law reform on jury directions and jury selection by the Queensland Law Reform Commission and sections covering a diverse range of topics including Commonwealth criminal matters in the Magistrates Courts, long term exposure to asbestos, jurisdictional error, reform of guardianship laws, plus much more.
The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes an article by Dr Charles Lawson that discusses whether Parliament should determine the accountability, transparency and responsibility standards for the Australian Government and an article by Ayowande A McCunn about the search for a single standard for the Kable principle. Also included in this Part are casenotes and section notes on Work and employment law as well as Discrimination and refugees.
EXCERPT FROM THE LAST WORD COLUMN* By Jeffrey Phillips SC One of the worrying aspects of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is the increased use of the “protected action” provisions of the Act. These provisions permit industrial organisations to engage in strikes or industrial action during designated bargaining periods without the consequences which would ...more
The March 2012 issue of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes three articles and several sections on various interesting issues related to Competition and Consumer Law. The articles range from discussions of the new enforcement powers and remedies of the Australian Consumer Law, to how the new provisions of the Consumer Law apply to the legal profession, to promoting a more diverse and competitive supermarket sector. The sections list includes Access to services, Tribunal Tableaux, Economic(s) matters and Report from Europe, plus much more!