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The September 2012 issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes an article by Gill North considering the provisions that prohibit misleading or deceptive conduct, with a particular focus on company disclosure matters, and an article by Helen Anderson, Michelle Welsh, Ian Ramsay and Peter Gahan which utilises leximetric analysis, which involves the numerical coding of the strength of legal protections, to show changes in levels of shareholder and creditor protection in Australia for the period 1970 to 2010. There is also a Securities Industry and Managed Investments section note which looks at statutory novation of contracts.
The Winter 2012 edition of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The industrial relations system is fundamentally flawed” – Frank Marks; “The ACTU’s insecure work campaign” – Natalie Rodwell and Neil Napper; “From ABCC to FWBC: Tides of change?” – Irina Kolodizner and Neil Napper; “Assessing compensation in adverse action cases” – Ian Latham and David Taylor; “Casual chat backfires on bank” – Craig Tanner; and “Keeping older workers on the dance floor and the benefits of SLOW ageing” – Kate Marie and Eva Migdal. Also included in this Part are a range of section notes, including an interview of Professor John Buchanan, Vales of The Hon Judith Cohen and Frank Walker QC, the Diary and much more.
The August 2012 issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal publishes the following material: “Whole-business securitisation in the post-financial crisis context: An overview of regulatory frameworks, incentives and structures” by Sven Fedorow; “Superannuation trustees: Governance, best interests, conflicts of interest and the proposed reforms” by Daniel Mendoza-Jones; and “The role and value of independent directors in modern Australian corporate governance” by Neil Dunbar.
The September 2012 issue of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes an article by Paul A Czarnota that looks at the AFL, the joint venture defence and single economic entity theory, an edited version of a speech given Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, at the 2012 Competition Law Conference and an article by Rod Sims which seeks to promote understanding of the ACCC’s NBN Co/Optus authorisation decision and its implications. There is also great range of high quality sections, including Economic(s) Matters, Snapshots, Consumer Protection, Reports from Asia and New Zealand, plus much more!
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes an interesting mix of articles and section notes covering a wide range of topics. The first article comes from Geoff Lindsay SC and focuses on the history of contract law in NSW and its broader implications for Australian law. The second article, by Brendan Lim, looks at the case for hypothetical jurisdiction in civil proceedings. The final article is by Paul Miller and questions the benefits of shareholder class actions to the shareholders themselves.