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The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Broadening the traditional use of mediation to resolve interlocutory issues arising in matters before the courts” – Adele Carr; “Should mediation be the first step in all Family Law Act proceedings?” – Judge Joe Harman; “Facilitating systemic outcomes through anti-discrimination conciliation and the role of the conciliator in this quest” – Rosalie Poole; and “Encouraging dialogue between large and diverse groups: the emerging field of facilitation” – John Woodward. It also contains Case Notes: “Developments in the USA – Contractual damages from a breach of a confidentiality clause in a mediation agreement; a lack of good faith in mediation; and mediation media-watch” – David Spencer; and a Book Review: “International Arbitration & Global Governance Contending Theories and Evidence” by Walter Mattli and Thomas Dietz – review by Magdalene D’Silva.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Financial counselling and the self-represented debtor in the Federal Circuit Court bankruptcy list: An analysis of a recent pilot service” – Paul Ali, Lucinda O’Brien and Ian Ramsay; and “Deeds of company arrangement and secured creditors” – David Morrison; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Never mind the law: Just hurry up and collect more tax! the ATO persists with unnecessary litigation” – David Morrison; Report from New Zealand: “Recent personal insolvency decisions” – Lynne Taylor; and a Book Review: “Insolvent Investments” – review by Michael Murray and Jason Harris.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Restorative justice intervention in a compulsory acquisition context: Applicability” – Mark Hamilton; “Human rights cities – how does Australia fare?” – Hanna Jaireth; and Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases.
This Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The long-run efficiency gains in public-to-private transfers – new evidence from earnings announcements” – Paul Docherty and Steve Easton; “Twin peaks – the legal and regulatory anatomy of Australia’s system of financial regulation” – Andrew Godwin and Ian Ramsay; “Debt for equity swaps and corporate restructuring under s 444GA of the Corporations Act” – Ryan J Turner; and “Surcharging for payment: Payment systems regulation and the constitution of a new economic norm” – Ann Wardrop.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Securities and Mortgages; Wealth Management; Recent Publications; United Kingdom and Europe; as well as a Forum piece by Alan O’Sullivan, which provides a practitioner’s market-based perspective to complement the article by Docherty and Easton in this Part.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Magna Carta and the Executive” – James Spigelman; “Much ado about nothing: Why accepting an invitation did not make Dyson Heydon AC, QC appear biased” – Louise Floyd; and “The tyranny of small differences: Culpability gulf between subjective and objective tests for extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Laura Stockdale. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Residential Tenancies: Law and Practice – New South Wales” (6th ed) by Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen and Sophie Bentwood.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Myth drives Australian Government attack on standing and environmental ‘lawfare’” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Strategic environmental assessment of Australian offshore oil and gas development: Ecologically sustainable development or deregulation?” – Simon Marsden; “Planning and development dilemmas in a minority government: Restoring community or held to ransom?” – Philippa England; “Governance of Tasmania’s private bushlands: Artful ensemble or hodgepodge?” – Benjamin Richardson and Tom Baxter; and “Blue carbon for reducing the impacts of climate change: An Indonesian case study” – Ajar Buditama. This Part also includes a book review: “The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers” by Charles Banner – reviewed by Jess Feehely.