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This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Civil Justice”. Containing a collection of articles presented at the Civil Justice Forum held at RMIT University on 13 and 14 February 2018, this issue covers the following: “Suppression and Non-publication Orders in Civil Litigation” – BC Cairns; “Pre-action Requirements in Medical Negligence Matters” – Tania Sourdin, Margaret Castles and Madeline Muddle; “Could Civil Case Management Benefit from a Litigant Vulnerability Assessment Scheme?” – Sonya Willis; and “Processes for Disputing Liability to Pay Workers’ Compensation for Psychological Injury” – Olivia Rundle, Megan Woods and Laura Michaelson. Also in this part is the Editorial Comment and the following Case Notes: “ARB – MED – ARB: Ku-Ring-Gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWSC 610” – Brigitte Gasson; and “Rozenblit v Vainer (2018) 92 ALJR 600;  HCA 23: Order for Stay of Proceedings in the Case of the Impecunious Plaintiff” – Ella Howard.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Judge as Cartographer and Guide: The Role of Fact-based Directions in Improving Juror Comprehension” – Jonathan Clough, Ben Spivak, James R P Ogloff, Yvette Tinsley and Warren Young; “Why ‘Ad Hoc Experts’ Should Not Provide Transcripts of Indistinct Forensic Audio, and a Proposal for a Better Approach” – Peter French and Helen Fraser; “Digital Access to Justice from Prison: Is There a Right to Technology?” – Dr Carolyn McKay; and “Corporate Crime and Regulatory Discretion: Rethinking the Use of Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties” – Brendon O’Neill. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the causes of the “revolving door” phenomenon in Australia’s custodial institutions; Obituary: The Hon Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The Spring 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Sir Owen Dixon – Federalism and His Contribution to the Development of Commonwealth Power” – Anton Duc; “An Implied Term of Good Faith?” – Glenn Fredericks; “Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy” – Justin Pen; and “‘The King’s Shilling’ – Mark 2: The History of Wage Setting in Australia and Its Relevance for the Determination of Military Remuneration – Jeffrey Phillips SC.. Also featured is an interview with Stuart Wood QC, and the following sections: Editorial; Focus on South Australia; Obituary; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Asset Protection and NSW Stamp Duty: A Symbiosis” – Rebecca Barbou; “Overriding Statutes and Torrens – Developing a Response to Torrens’s ‘Greatest Legal Enemy'” – Lynden Griggs; “Improving Housing Security through Tenancy Law Reform: Alternatives to Long Fixed Term Agreements” – Chris Martin; “Public Nuisance Claims in Climate Change Litigation: How Useful Are They?” – Jana Norman; “Sharing Property: Multi-owned Property Workshop – Sarah Blandy, Clare Mouat and Cathy Sherry; Queensland: “The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting” – Sharon Christensen; New Zealand: “The Land Transfer Act 2017 – Part 1” – Thomas Gibbons; and United States: “Joint Bank Account Held by Husband and Wife – Presumption of Tenancy by the Entirety – Severance on Withdrawal by One” – John Orth. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; and Book Reviews.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Planning the ACT Supermarket Competition Policy” – Chris Arup and Jo Paul-Taylor; “New South Wales’ Fit for the Future Program and Council Amalgamations” – Hanna Jaireth; Local government planning & law guide cases – Hanna Jaireth, Lawrie Groom, Chelsea White, Lea Hiltenkamp, Sam Lindsay and Connor Fisher; as well as a Digest of cases.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Priority Notices In, Settlement Notices Out” – William Dixon; “Of Mantraps and Spring Guns: Section 327 of the Criminal Code (Qld) in the 21st Century” – Xavier Goffinet, Harriet Lomas, James Meehan, Alexander Moore and Andreas Schloenhardt; and the following Sections: Criminal Law: “Re-Opening A Guilty Plea” – A M West; Industrial Law: “Breach of Duty of Care: Failure to Establish a Safe System of Work” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Johnston v Safaris CC.
Thomson Reuters is very pleased to welcome Michael Terceiro to his new role as General Editor of the Australian Business Law Review (ABLR), taking over from the late Professor Robert “Bob” Baxt, who was the Founding Editor of the Journal. Michael is a competition and consumer lawyer who has run his own legal practice Terceiro Legal Consulting for over 10 years. Michael is also the Deputy Chair of Small and Medium Enterprise Committee (SME Committee) of the Law Council of Australia and the Deputy Chair of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Disciplinary Tribunal.