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The latest Part of the EPLJ includes three interesting articles dealing with different aspects of environmental law. The first article comes from Dr Nicola Swayne and Angela Phillips and presents a critical analysis of the current and proposed carbon capture and storage legal frameworks across a number of jurisdictions in Australia. The second article is by Dr Andrew Sneddon and considers the ways in which Australia’s courts and tribunals have responded to Aboriginal objections to proposed mining and development activities on the grounds of potential adverse impacts to “sacred sites”. The final article, by Andrea Bassett, explores the inherent conflict of openly presenting sites to the public while also fully protecting their World Heritage values.
The Autumn 2012 issue of the Workplace Review contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections related to workplace and industrial relations. The articles range in subject from workplace disputes to federal anti-discrimination laws, from the statute of limitations for Workplace Relations Act prosecutions to superannuation reforms, from a review of the Fair Work Act to the balance between employer and employee interests. There are also several interesting sections including Focus on: WA, Work health and Safety, Book reviews and The Last Word. Also included in this Part are an interview of Justice Iain Ross and a Vale for Mark Ryan.
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes a great range of material to interest everyone. The topics covered include a brief history of accident law, difficulties with the “leaky building syndrome”, legal liability for misstatements in employment, maritime intervening causation cases, traumatised secondary victims, and much more!
The first Part of Volume 2 of the Property Law Review includes three interesting articles on a variety of subjects. In the first article, Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan consider the rule of the risk of loss under a contract for the sale of real property. The second article comes from Cathy Sherry and looks at the presence of children in strata schemes in Sydney and the legal ramifications of children’s falls and injury suffered on common property. The final article is by Rebecca Leshinsky, Kathy Douglas, Peter Condliffe and Robin Goodman and reports on research into the experiences of owners corporation managers and committees regarding conflict in Victoria. There is also a comment on green commercial leases by Susan Bright.
The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes articles discussing the importance of Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (NSW) in the entrenchment of the jurisdiction of State Supreme Courts to review State administrative action, the tension between courts’ jurisdiction to address jurisdictional error and Parliament’s ability to expand decision makers’ jurisdiction, and the Hardiman principle as it applies to proceedings before merits review tribunals. There is also an Editorial, Casenotes, Book reviews and a Work and employment section.
The May issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes several interesting articles covering a range of topics, including neutrality in mediation, active listening in mediation, the nature of disputes in owners corporations, New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi and interest-based negotiation, how the Chinese courts and arbitration commission have dealt with disputes containing multiple agreements, levels of report domestic violence at family relationship centres and the ways in which the Yoga Sutras can be successfully applied to modern ADR principles, plus much more!
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on the corporate veil and whether it is a rebuttable presumption of independence, the US fraud-on-the-market theory and its applicability in Australian law, direct investment by State-owned enterprises in Australian public companies and the regulation of Australia’s credit card industry.
The second Part of Volume 41 of the Australian Tax Review includes an article by Tim Russell discussing the commercial motivations underpinning the choice of foreign private equity investment structures and an article by Sylvia Villios, Domenic Carbone, John Tretola and Pasqualina Callea analysing the capital gains tax implications of buy-sell agreements. There is also an editorial looking at tax law change and a review of “Tax Polymath: A Life in International Taxation – Essays in Honour of John F Avery Jones”.
WEB WATCH EXCERPT FROM OLC (FEBRUARY 2012)* The internet is now host to many activist websites with associated mailing lists. Some have very broad agendas, while others focus on more specific aims. There are varying views on their effectiveness. Some echo Margaret Mead’s comment “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can ...more