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The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Enforcement of adjudication determinations” – Javad Asghari, Kristian Cywicki and Wayne Jocic; and “Extension of time notification and the superintendent’s discretion – the ongoing tug of war between principal and contractor” – Kirsty Smith. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Cavasinni Constructions Pty Ltd v New South Wales Land and Housing Corp; CMF Projects Pty Ltd v Riggall; and Cardinal Project Services v Hanave.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Pleading guilty online in Queensland: Efficiency at the expense of justice” – Mikayla Brier-Mills; and the following sections: Administrative law: Uelese v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 15; Commercial law: A bank’s liability for the advice of its financial planner: Westpac Banking Corp v Jamieson  QCA 50; (2015) 294 FLR 48; Conveyancing and Property law: Compensation or consideration for a statutory right of user?; Criminal law: Particulars in workplace health and safety prosecutions; and Alleging previous convictions in the magistrates court; Health and Guardianship law: Children, consent and the refusal of blood: A recent Queensland case; and Industrial law: Fighting at work – Disentitling and serious and wilful misconduct?. Also in this Part is a Report on FCA v Commissioner of Queensland Police Service (Family law and child welfare, Magistrates) and reviews of the following books: The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct – Colin Lockhart; Native Title in Australia – Richard Barlett; Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases and Commentary – Eric Colvin, Justice John McKechnie and Jodie O’Leary; Law of Confidentiality – G E Dal Pont.
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Is harmonising tort law in the European Union possible? With comparative glimpses at the United States” – Helmut Koziol; “Rescuing Rylands: Strict liability and environmental protection in Canada” – Lynda M Collins and Laura J Freitag; “Contamination as a chemical interference with land: Where the (private nuisance) truck should stop after Antrim” – Brandon D Stewart; and “Limitation periods, constructive knowledge and the problem of corrective justice” – Keith Patten.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform: Lessons from Canadian litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Support for the exercise of legal capacity: The role of the law” – Bernadette McSherry and Andrew Butler; Medical Issues: “The loss of Malaysia airlines flight MH17: A forensic and humanitarian task” – David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Think of the children: Sex selection and child welfare” – Rachael Wong and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pfizer: Evergreening and market power as a blockbuster drug goes off patent” – Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The Australian quarantine and biosecurity legislation: Constitutionality and critique” – Anthony Gray; “States of confusion: Jurisdictional variation in Australian medicines nomenclature” – Denise Hope and Michelle King; “The case for MDMA (ecstasy) regulation” – Joshua Donelly; “Patenting genetic diagnostic methods: NGS, GWAS, SNPs and patents” – Charles Lawson; “Genetic testing of stored tissue from a deceased person to define a relative’s disease risk: Legal and ethical viewpoints” – Loane Skene, Julian Savulescu and Martin B Delatycki; “Double standards: Standards of proof for persons found unfit for trial” – Betheli O’Carroll; “Fitness to stand trial, human rights and possibilities from England and Wales” – Jeanette Stewart, Mary Woodward and Ilana Hepner; “Tasmania’s Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Act 2013: An analysis of conscientious objection to abortion and the “obligation to refer”” – Ronli Sifris; “Regulating preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Australia: Disability and parental choice” – Michelle de Souza; and “End-of-life decisions in Malaysia: Adequacies of ethical codes and developing legal standards” – Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim and Fadhlina Alias. There is also a review of the book “Elder Law in New Zealand” by Kate Diesfeld and Ian McIntosh.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “How does s 588FA apply to the granting of a security interest over an unsecured debt?” – Peter Sise; and “External administration in corporate insolvency and reorganisation: The insider alternative” – Larelle Chapple and James Routledge; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Barriers to entry and exit for Australian businesses: The solvency impact of disruption” – David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Supreme Court clarifies meaning of “value” in the defence against insolvent transaction claims – Allied Concrete Ltd v Meltzer and Hayward as Liquidators of Window Holdings Ltd (in liq)” – Trish Keeper.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “New Zealand community boards: History, effectiveness, future prospects” – Richard M Fisher; “What role should the practice of comity play in the determination of matters in classes 2 and 3 of the Land and Environment Court’s jurisdiction?” – Guy Dwyer; Digest of Cases; and Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal includes the following article: “GST treatment of commercial and Islamic banking” – Rengasamy Thambu Doraisamy; the following case note: “Rio Tinto Services Limited: No input tax credit relief” – Gina Lazanas and Robyn Thomas; and the following GST Update: “Be reasonable – Apportion it my way” – Chris Sievers.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Economic valuation of the environment” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston; “The operation of the precautionary principle in Australian environmental law: An examination of the Western Australian White shark drum line program” – Katie Woolaston and Evan Hamman; “Can “risk-based” regulation help increase public confidence in the Environment Protection Authority? An evaluation of New South Wales environmental licensing reforms” – Matthew Roach; “The pernicious problem of “pointy” pollution: An assessment of the international and Australian legal regimes for controlling point-source, land-based marine pollution” – Tristan Orgill; and “Opportunities and obligations for residential developers to undertake wastewater recycling and stormwater capture: A Western Australian perspective” – Meluka Bancroft and Alex Gardner.