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This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on Rethinking Australian Water Law and Governance, with an Introduction by Guest Editor, Associate Professor Cameron Holley, and Darren Sinclair. This Part features the following articles: “National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property: Legal and practical perspectives” – Janice Gray and Louise Lee; “Governing water markets: Achievements, limitations and the need for regulatory reform” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “Public participation, litigation and adjudicative procedure in water resources management” – Bruce Lindsay; “Reimagining water buybacks in Australia: Non-governmental organisations, complementary initiatives and private capital” – Katherine Owens; “Broadening regulatory concepts and responses to cumulative impacts: Considering the trajectory and future of groundwater law and policy” – Rebecca Nelson; “Water law reform in the face of climate change: Learning from drought in Australia and the western United States” – Barbara Cosens; “Creating the next generation of water governance” – Paul Martin;and “Australia, wet or dry, north or south: Addressing environmental impacts and the exclusion of Aboriginal peoples in northern water development” – Lily O’Neill, Lee Godden, Elizabeth Macpherson and Erin O’Donnell.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Fallout from the global financial crisis: Credit rating agencies in the frame” – Tony Ciro; and “Pulling back the shades: Demystifying vulture funds” – Adam Watterson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Commercial and Finance Law; Securities and Mortgages; Wealth Management; Recent Publications; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note marking changes to the Editorial Board.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “The enforceability of extended contractual warranties for contract works – can the hurdles of applicable limitation periods be overcome?” – Laina Chan. Also in this Part is an Editorial; the 2015 Keating Lecture by the Right Honourable Lord Dyson; and the following case Report: Grocon Constructors (Victoria) Pty Ltd v APN DF2 Project 2 Pty Ltd  VSCA 190.
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Vulnerability, tort and economic loss: Protection via contract” – Meghan De Pinto-Smith; “The uncertain scope of malicious prosecution: Insights from Canada” – Michael Marin; and “The price of a four-legged friend: Non-economic damage award in Australian pet litigation” – Alexandra Whittaker and Megan Vine.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “ADR process design: Considerations for ADR practitioners and party advisors” – Clair Berman-Robinson and Helen Shurven; “Working in ADR with disputants on the Autism Spectrum” – Rebekah M Doley; “Collaborative practice and poverty: Contextualising the process and accommodating the market” – Daye Gang; “ADR and technology” – Stefan RM Lancy; “Applying global standards in using ADR to settle domestic violence cases in Nigeria” – Chukwunweike A Ogbuabor; “Institutional culture in international arbitration” – Fernando Dias Simões; and “Protection of trade secrets in mediation” – Constanze Solveigh Wedding. It also contains Case Notes: “Whether an arbitration agreement is rendered inoperative by a settlement agreement; and mediation media watch” – David Spencer.
While the Federal Government has been returned, uncertainty remains over whether it will get its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the new and untried Senate. Its failure to do so previously was a trigger for the election. The Government’s stated aim for restoring the ABCC includes combating unlawful and corrupt activity within ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medically assisted suicide: Recent jurisprudence and the challenges for law reform” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Mental health legislation (civil) in Australia and China: A comparative perspective” – Danuta Mendelson and Nuannuan Lin; Medical Issues: “Family violence and clinical forensic medicine – The forgotten service?” – David Ranson, Angela Williams, Barbara Thorne and Jennifer Ryan; Bioethical Issues: “Justice, restoration and redress: Error, no-fault and tort-based systems” – Georgina Richardson and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “NuCoal Resources Ltd v New South Wales: The mining industry and potential health impacts of investor-state dispute settlement in Australia” – Thomas Faunce and Shaneel Parikh. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Refusal of potentially life-saving treatment for minors: The emerging international consensus by courts” – Ian Freckelton QC and Simon McGregor; “How should Australia respond to media-publicised developments on euthanasia in Belgium?” – Neera Bhatia, Ben White and Luc Deliens; “Aid in dying in New Zealand: Recent legal developments” – Andrew Geddis and Colin Gavaghan; “End-of-life decision-making in a health services setting: An access to justice lens” – Katherine Curnow; “Lawyers and advance care and end-of-life planning: Enhancing collaboration between legal and health professions” – Nola M Ries; “Does Australia need compulsory immunisation?’ – Wendy Jane Nixson; “Discharge against medical advice” – Audrey Laur; “The role of photographic and video documentation in the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault” – Annie Cossins, Amanda Jayakody, Christine Norrie and Patrick Parkinson; “Consent to innovative treatment: No need for a new legal test” – Bernadette Richards and Katrina Hutchison; and “Rethinking the “harmonisation” of international trade and public health” – Ania Lang. There is also a review of the book “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Investigating the goodwill issue in franchising: An exploratory analysis” – Maurice Roussety, Lorelle Frazer and Evan Douglas; “Registration errors, priority rules and the policy behind the PPSA: In pursuit of certainty or fairness?” – Linda Widdup; “Misleading premium claims” – Stephen Corones; and “Forensic accounting: Professional regulation of a multi-disciplinary field” – Jeanette Van Akkeren, Sherrena Buckby and Julie-Anne Tarr. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Recent successes for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission” – Robert Baxt AO; Company Law and Securities: “Assessing the capabilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and other issues” – Robert Baxt AO.
Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the ALJ, commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team. The May issue of the ALJ opens with his Honour’s appreciation for the remarkable achievements and tenure of the previous General Editor, the ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal introduces the first “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. This Part contains the following articles: “Retirement of the Hon Peter W Young AO QC: Seventh Editor of the Australian Law Journal” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “The Interaction of Statute Law and Common Law” – Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; and “How Should Academia, the Practising Profession and the Courts Assist Each Other in the Education of Australian Lawyers?” – Ailsa McKeon. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; Overseas Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Human Rights; and Recent Cases.