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This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Engagement: Australia’s weak link in biodiversity protection” – Paul Martin, Elodie Le Gal and Miriam Verbeek; “Compliance with statutory directives and the negligence liability of public authorities: Climate change and coastal development” – Justine Bell-James and Anna Huggins; “Adapting to a sustainable energy future: Part 1 – The localisation of sustainable energy generation under the New South Wales planning law regime” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC and Tristan Orgill; “Community Engagement Charters: South Australia’s proposal to change the approach to community involvement in land-use planning” – Paul Leadbeter; “China’s market-based environmental reforms: From inception to international co-operation and integration” – Benny Hu and Richard Simmons. This Part also includes a book review: “Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo” edited by J Glazewski and S Esterhuyse – reviewed by Tariro Mutongwizo and Cameron Holley.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “As Safe as Houses?: Commonwealth Continuing Detention of High Risk Terrorist Offenders” – Greg Carne; “The ‘Always Speaking’ Principle: Not Always Needed?” – Jacinta Dharmananda; Speech: “Chapter IV: The Inter-State Commission and the Regulation of Trade and Commerce under the Australian Constitution” – Stephen Gageler; and the following Articles: “Inside and Outside Criminal Process: The Comparative Salience of the New Zealand and Victorian Human Rights Charters” – Claudia Geiringer; “Executive Power” – K M Hayne; “Mistakes about Mistake of Fact: The New Zealand Story” – Hanna Wilberg; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “The Alluring Promises of Technology-assisted Review” – Elijah Pear. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments on “New Zealand Lawyer-Litigants to be Treated Regarding Costs Just Like Other Unrepresented Litigants” and “Miiko Kumar: General Editor”; and Case Notes.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Crime Commissions and Compulsory Examinations: Whither the Right to Silence?” – Hon T F Bathurst AC and Sarah Schwartz; “Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal” – Michael Legg; “The Case Against a National Court of Appeal” – Shawn Rajanayagam. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Vexatious litigation in family law and coercive control: Ways to improve legal remedies and better protect the victims” – Emma Fitch and Patricia Easteal; “The missing heart of parenting disputes in the Australian family law system: A case for a child-inclusive approach to judicial decision-making” – Stephanie Young; “Thinking outside the Family Law Act: Concepts of fairness in England and Australia compared” – Alison Burt; Child and Parenting: “Re Kelvin: The chance for a new legal approach to hormone treatment for gender dysphoria in young people” – Felicity Bell; Child Support: “Pre-emptive declaratory orders and the enforcement of child support” – Simon Bacon; Property and Financial Arrangements: “Section 90AK of the Family Law Act: Acquisition of property on just terms” – Anna Parker and Shai Sommer; and Recent Cases: Grella v Jamieson, Britt v Britt, Maine v Maine, and Welch v Abney.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reconsidering Pre-trial Questioning as a Measure to Address Prejudicial Pre-trial Publicity in Victoria” – Anna Belgiorno-Nettis; and “Accommodating Impairments in Empathy in the Sentencing of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” – Joanna Connolly. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “A Guilty Mind”; Contemporary Comment on “Interpreters in the Criminal Courts of Scotland”; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes the following articles: “Individualised Justice through Indigenous Community Reports in Sentencing” – Thalia Anthony; “Haters Gonna Hate: When the Public Uses Social Media to Comment Critically or Maliciously about Judicial Officers” – Marilyn Bromberg and Andrew Ekert; “Trial by Judge without Jury – Some Contemporary Reflections” – Russ Scott; and “Ethical Duties Owed by Lawyer Mediators: Suggestions for Improving the NMAS Practice Standards” – Bobette Wolski.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 1” – Chris Boge; and the following Sections: Commercial Law: “The Liability of an Insurer to Indemnify a Builder for Defective Workmanship: Bigby v Kondra  QSC 37” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “A Trip to the Beach: A Matter of Right or Trespass?” – Chris Boge; Criminal Law: “Murder by Negligence – a Hard Case Makes Bad Law?” – Andrew M West; Industrial Law: “Towards a Harmonised Approach to Penalties: Williamson v VH & MG Imports Pty Ltd (2017) 264 IR 103;  QDC 56” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Gabeen Services Pty Ltd v Neverfail Bottled Water Co Pty Ltd  QDC 212.