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The Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, published by Thomson Reuters (then Law Book Co), was a pioneer in venturing into the field of publishing academic articles relating to mediation. This came about through the efforts of the late Micheline Dewdney and Ruth Charlton, supported by ADRA and encouraged by the late Sir Laurence Street. Innovation and research continues to expand our knowledge in the broad field of dispute resolution. Thus the Journal would welcome the receipt of unpublished topical articles (up to 5,000 words) and book reviews (up to 1000 words). All articles are peer reviewed. Contributions should be emailed to the Thomson Reuters Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Interest Rates in Dispute Resolution: Comparing Simple Statutory Interest Against Compound Indices” – Ashton East; “An Asset Shared can be a Problem Doubled: Assignment of Causes of Action by a Liquidator” – Judge Robert Harper; and “The Difference between ss 84 and 85 of the Uniform Evidence Acts” – Greg Taylor. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Technology and the Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
A conference will be held on Saturday 6th April 2019 to consider the future of religious freedom in Australia following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The Conference is jointly organised by the Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and will be held at UQ in Brisbane. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the ALJ later in 2019.
Readers of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) will be saddened to learn that Dr Wikrema ‘Wicky’ Weerasooria passed away in Colombo on 4 December 2018.
Wicky was known to readers of the journal as the author of over twenty Australian and Sri Lankan textbooks, including Banker-Customer: Resolving Banking Disputes (1994) with Nerida Wallace, Banking Law and the Financial System in Australia which is now called Weerasooria’s Banking Law of Australia, the Financial System in Australia now written by Alan Tyree and Prue Weaver ( 2006) and Bank Lending and Securities in Australia (1998).
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Regulation in the Sharing Economy: The Sharing Economy: The Modern Consumer’s Challenge” – Connor Hogg; “Blockchain: Issues in Australian Competition and Consumer Law” – Michael Milnes; “Can a Big Business Avail Itself of the Unfair Contract Term Provisions in the Australian Consumer Law?” – Peter Sise; and the following sections: Access to Services; Defective Goods; Case Note; Commission Cameos; Snapshots, Report from Asia; and Report from North America.