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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.