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By Brian Hillman The following extracted paragraphs are from the International family law section published in the March 2012 issue of the Family Law Review.* OVERSEAS ADOPTION The impact of immigration issues on adoption is twofold because of Australia’s federal system. The immigration into Australia of an adopted child, or the acquisition of permanent residence ...more
By Jon Jermey The following paragraphs are extracted from an article published in the June 2012 issue of Online Currents.* THE FALL AND RISE OF MUZAK In 1934 the Muzak Holdings company was established in the US to pipe soothing recorded music via cables into offices, department stores and other public places in many US ...more
By Susan Bright The following extracted paragraphs are from the Comment section published in the May 2012 issue of the Property Law Review.* CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES In most developed countries, the built environment is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. The commercial sector (non-residential, but including retail and industrial), accounts for something in the region of ...more
The June 2012 issue of the Public Law Review publishes an edited version of the 2011 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture given by The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC entitled “Proportionality: A rule of reason” as well as three interesting articles: “Jurisdictional error after Kirk: Has it a future?” by The Hon Justice John Basten; “Judicial review of the administration of parliamentary elections” by Graeme Orr and “An obituary for s 25 of the Constitution” by Anne Twomey. There is also a “Comments” and “Developments” section.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes articles articles on the Federal Court’s exclusive jurisdiction under the Bankruptcy Act, whether leave of court is required to appeal against a decision in favour of a company in voluntary administration or liquidation, the relationship between the early English bankruptcy Acts and current Australian law and Shakespeare’s influence on contemporary perceptions, and whether s 420A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) imposes “strict liability” upon a controller for the failure of an agent or expert to take reasonable care. There is also a Recent Developments section, a book review and a Report from New Zealand.
By Linda Kochanski The following excerpt is from the Family dispute resolution section of the Family Law Review.* Recent amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have acknowledged the importance of significant other persons in children’s lives. In particular, grandparents and their role in the family system have come into focus in both the ...more
Book review of Charlatan by Pope Brock 2008, Three Rivers Press, New York. Pages 1-325, incl index (pb) reviewed by Dr Ian Freckelton SC Brock’s biography of “Dr” John Brinkley is not the first account of arguably the most remarkable quack that the United States has produced but it is both absorbing and confronting. It ...more
The June 2012 issue of the Australian GST Journal is a Special Issue with papers from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’s National GST Symposium 2012. Five articles are included in this Part: “Interpretation of s 11-15: Significance of the text, context and history” by Justice Richard Edmonds; “A consideration of the jurisprudence in relation to the deduction provisions in the Income Tax Assessment Acts” by David Bloom QC; “What’s VAT got to do with it?” by Associate Professor Rebecca Millar; “Input tax relief and financial supplies: Nexus and relevance for apportionment” by John de Wijn QC and “An ATO perspective on the creditable purpose test” by Robert Olding. Not to be missed!
The second Part of Volume 32 of The Queensland Lawyer publishes an article by Dr Bill Dixon which examines the recently introduced Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011 (Qld) with particular focus on the interrelationship of the disclosure obligations imposed by the Act with the operation of standard contractual warranties in Queensland. Also included in this Part are several section notes, including Conveyancing and property law, Health and guardianship law, Tort law, Book reviews, Reports and much more.