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This Special Issue of the Australian Law Journal on Climate Change and the Law contains the following articles: “Climate Change and the Law – Introduction” – Martijn Wilder AM; “An Overview of International Climate Change Law, including the Paris Agreement” – Susan Biniaz; “Climate Change Law in Australia – A History and the Current State of Play” – Ilona Millar and Sophie Whitehead; “Creating, Buying and Safeguarding Emissions Reductions under the Emissions Reduction Fund” – Elisa de Wit and Amy Quinton; “Mapping Climate Change Litigation” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC; “Obligations on Australian Companies to Address Climate Change” – Stephanie Venuti and Martijn Wilder AM; “The Future of Australia’s Federal Renewable Energy Law” – James Prest and Grace Soutter; “The Victorian Climate Change Act: A Model” – Alainnah Calabro, Stephanie Niall and Anna Skarbek; “Climate Finance and Financial Markets in Australia: The CEFC and ARENA” – Monique Miller; “Carbon Dioxide Removal Geoengineering” – Dr Kerryn Brent, Professor Jan McDonald, Dr Jeffrey McGee and Dr Brendan Gogarty; and “Biodiversity Conservation Law and Climate Change Adaptation – Dr Phillipa C McCormack”. This Part also includes the section Current Issues.
Thomson Reuters is very pleased to welcome Edmund Finnane to his new role as General Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ), taking over from the late Professor Robert “Bob” Baxt, who was the Founding Editor of the Journal. Edmund is a barrister at Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney and a Director of the Commercial Law Association of Australia. Edmund is the co-author of the books Pleading Precedents and Equity Practice and Precedents, the 2019 edition (2nd) of which is to be published shortly. He has also had articles published in the Law Society Journal and the Commercial Law Quarterly, and has been writing annotations for the Corporations Legislation volumes of Thomson Reuters since 2010.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Penalty Quantum for Non-compliance with Corporate Disclosure: Solace for the Market” – Larelle (Ellie) Chapple, Thu Phuong Truong and Michelle Welsh; “An Analysis of Challenges to ASIC’s s 920A Banning Orders against Financial Services Providers in the AAT and the Courts” – Dr Robin Bowley; “Related Party Dealings Out of Managed Investment Schemes: Four Quandaries Addressed” – Tom Clarke; and “Risky Business and the Safe Harbour: Evaluating the Insolvent Trading Reform from a Creditor Perspective” – Emma Norton. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial by Edmund Finnane; and Directors’ Duties – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford: “A Reconsideration of s 1324(10) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth): Damages in Lieu of an Injunction” – Dr Katy Barnett.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Calibrating the Scales of Justice: Inferences on Prohibited Drug Manufacture” – Gary Edmond and D Brynn Hibbert; and “Propensity Evidence Reform after the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse” – David Hamer. Also in this Part is an Editorial on rethinking corporation prosecution; Legislation Comment: “Derivative Liability and South Australia’s New Firearms Law: ‘Inherently Dangerous’ or the ‘Best Gun Laws in the Country’?” – Kellie Toole and David Plater; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains the following articles: “A Conceptual Assessment of Board Skills in ASX 100 Companies” – Thea Voogt; and “Gender Disparity in Cartel Conduct” – Andrew Christopher and Sarah Andrew. It also contains the following sections: Commercial Litigation: “Australian Federal Court Reforms Class Actions Settlement Practice” – Michael Legg and John Emmerig; and Acknowledgments.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “On to Strasbourg or Back to Temple? The Future of European Law in Australia Post-Brexit” – The Hon TF Bathurst AC and Bronte Lambourne; “Searching for the Searchers: The Australian Legal Profession and the Operation of the Australian Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiry Bureau in World War I” – Tony Cunneen; “Judicial Decision-Making in Times of War and Relative Peace” – The Hon Susan Kiefel AC; and “The Case for Contradictors in Approving Class Action Settlements” – Jeremy Kirk. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Admiralty and Maritime; Family Law; Statutory Interpretation; Personalia; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Improving Australia’s Regulatory Framework for Systemic Financial Stability” – Steve Kourabas; “When Is a Mortgage Broker the Lender’s Agent?” – Oscar S Han; “A Comparative Study of the Laws of Bond Trust in Common Law and Civil Law Countries” – Benjamin Liu; and “Social Impact Bonds in Australia” – Ian Ramsay and Corinne Tan. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Financial Markets; and Insolvency Law and Management.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Procedural Fairness and the Coroner” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and the Australian My Health Record Scheme – A Comparative Study of Consent to Data Processing Provisions” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Geriatric Forensic Medicine – A Specialty that can no Longer Wait to be Realised” – David Ranson and Joseph Ibrahim; Bioethical Issues: “‘A Steadying Hand’: Ascribing Speech Acts to Users of Predictive Speech Assistive Technologies” – Stephen Rainey; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australia’s First Official Illicit Pill Testing at Canberra’s Groovin’ the Moo Music Festival: Legal Hurdles and Future Prospects” – Sarah Byrne, Angela Gock, Anne Cowling and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Moritz Meyer and the Medical Board: Preventing Refugee Doctors from Practising Medicine in Victoria, Australia, 1937–1958” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Does Disciplinary Law Protect Us from False and Misleading Health Advertising?” – Jordan Sacco; “National Competition Policy and Australia’s Health Care System: A Look at the Policy Landscape with New Eyes” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Dental Health Workforce Regulation – How Amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act May Shape the Future of the Dental Profession” – Gillian Jean, Alexander Holden and Marc Tennant; “In Sickness and in Prison: The Case for Removing the Medicare Exclusion for Australian Prisoners” – Craig Cumming, Stuart A Kinner, David B Preen and Ann-Claire Larsen; “‘Mental Disorder’ and Sentencing: Resolving the Definitional Problem” – Jamie Walvisch; “Biologics and Public Health: Prospects and Challenges” – Olasupo Owoeye and Oluwabusayo Owoeye; “The Privacy-Related Challenges Facing Medical Research in an Era of Big Data Analytics: A Critical Analysis of Australian Legal and Regulatory Frameworks” – Moira Paterson and Normann Witzleb; “Australian Public Attitudes on Gene Editing of the Human Embryo” – Tamara Treleaven and Bernard E Tuch; “Regulating RNA Research and CRISPR Gene Drives to Combat Biosecurity Threats” – Thomas Faunce, Andrew Ray, Christie Gardiner, Thomas Preiss and Gaetan Burgio; “Providing Palliative Care at the End of Life: Should Health Professionals Fear Regulation?” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Donella Piper, Patsy Yates, Geoffrey Mitchell and David Currow; “The Role of the Medical Profession in Victorian Assisted Dying Law Reform” – Jodhi Rutherford; and “Sexual Assault Examination of the Unconscious Patient: A Legal, Ethical and Professional Grey-area for the Forensic Physician” – Justine E Rogers, Morris S Odell and Jason R Schreiber. There is also a review of the book “Diamonds and Stones in an Era of Gold” by Brian Collopy – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “‘Unison, the Parole Board and Principle of Legality'” – John Basten; “The Unison Case: A New High-Water Mark” – Richard Rawlings; “Conceptualising the Principle(s) of Legality” – Jason NE Varuhas; the following Articles: “Party-hopping Deja vu: Changing Politics, Changing Law in New Zealand 1999–2018” – Caroline Morris; “Two Reflections on Retrospectivity in Statutory Interpretation” – Dan Meagher; “Rethinking the Henry VIII Clause in New Zealand” – Sean Brennan; Book Review: “Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution – Origins and Future” reviewed by Mitchell Landrigan; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Measure of Damages for Breach of a Construction Contract Where There Is No Economic Loss: An Examination and Evaluation of the Law in England and Australia” – Jonathan Korman; and “We Need to Talk about the Engineer: A New Zealand Perspective” – Nick Gillies. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and Reports on the following cases: Dedert Corp v United Dalby Bio-Refinery Pty Ltd; CPB Contractors Pty Ltd v JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd (No 3); and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd.