JOURNAL OF CIVIL LITIGATION AND PRACTICE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Special Issue on the 10th Anniversary of the Victorian Civil Procedure Act 2010

The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) was enacted 10 years ago and commenced operation on 1 January 2011.  It was an Act aimed at reforming and modernising the laws, practice, procedure and culture for the resolution of civil disputes in Victoria. The Editors invite submissions on the ground-breaking reforms encapsulated in the State of Victoria’s Civil Procedure Act.

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Special issue on COVID-19 published in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Thomson Reuters is pleased to publish a special issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine on issues relating to COVID-19. It incorporates international perspectives, including from Brazil, Canada, Russia and New Zealand, as well as from Australia. The Journal carries an important multi-disciplinary review (by Mendelson et al) of issues arising from the use ...more

Who Pays When Set-off Trumps Security of Payment?

Who Pays When Set-off Trumps Security of Payment?

Much more is at stake in enabling the effective operation of security of payment laws in the building and construction industry than just preventing contractors becoming insolvent. Employees, taxation authorities, suppliers and lenders – all rely on receiving their due payments from contractors, so the flow-on effect of building industry insolvencies is far reaching. “More ...more

Coming to the ALJ in April

The admissibility of propensity evidence has become an area of notorious difficulty. This was highlighted by the work of the McClellan Royal Commission in the context of the low rate of convictions in relation to alleged child sexual offences, where such evidence can play a decisive role in what might otherwise be a “word against word” case.

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Modern Slavery, Climate Change, and One Big Elephant

Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today.[1] It is a staggering figure. It is outrageous! In the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ), Vol 37 No 2, Justine Nolan and Nana Frishling argue that globalisation has spurred the growth of modern slavery (including servitude, ...more

A Letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

We have received the following letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG in response to the September issue of the Australian Law Journal.

EPLJ Special Issue on Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus

EPLJ Special Issue on Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus

This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ Vol 36 Part 5 ), compiled by Guest Editor, Professor Cameron Holley (UNSW Sydney and PLuS Alliance Fellow) brings together the contributions of leading environmental and energy law and governance experts to distil insights from Australia and the globe and examine the role of law in governing energy transitions, and law and governance mechanisms might be needed to better govern energy transitions and their nexus with the environment. The Introduction to this Special issue – Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus (by Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo and Clifford Shearing) provides a brief overview and synthesises lessons from each article featured.

Special Issue of the ALJ on Religious Freedom

The Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland held a conference on 6 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. Selected papers from the conference are to be published in a special edition of the Australian Law Journal in September entitled “Religious Freedom”.

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Conference on Religious Freedom after Ruddock

The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, together with The Australian Law Journal, hosted “Religious Freedom after Ruddock”, a conference held on 6 April 2019.

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

Religious Freedom after Ruddock

The University of Queensland Law School, in partnership with The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), will host the conference on Religious Freedom following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The event will take place at The University of Queensland, St Lucia on Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 9am to 5pm. Some papers that will be presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the ALJ.

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Religious Freedom after Ruddock

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.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 8

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 8

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sir Leo Finn Bernard Cussen: The Centenary of a High Court Tragedy – Part 2” – Paulina Fishman; “The Evolution from Strict Liability to Negligence: When And Why? – Part 1” – Anthony Gray; and “The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales: A Very Short History of an Environmental Court in Action” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Admiralty and Maritime; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Class Actions; and Book Reviews.

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 9

Australian Law Journal update: Vol 94 Pt 9

The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “What Remains Of The Engineers Case? A Centenary Appraisal” – Nicholas Aroney; “The Evolution From Strict Liability To Negligence: Implications For The Tort Of Private Nuisance – Part 2” – Anthony Gray; and “Pandemic Justice – An Historical Perspective” – The Honourable Justice John Logan RFD. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Admiralty and Maritime; New Zealand; International Focus; and Personalia.

Australian Tax Review update: Vol 49 Pt 2

Australian Tax Review update: Vol 49 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes an Editorial and the following articles: “Deemed Dividend Rules: Tax-Free Extraction of Profits from Companies and Exploitation of Structural Foundations of the Income Tax Regime” – Dale Boccabella and Kayleen Manwaring; “Pro Bono Tax Clinics: An International Comparison and Framework for Evidence-based Evaluation” – A Kayis-Kumar, J Noone, F Martin and M Walpole; and “Multi-cell Entities and the Duties Act 1997 (NSW): Practical Considerations” – Cullen Smythe. Also in this Part is a Case Note: “Elucidating Myer Emporium and Characterising Isolated Transactions: Greig v Commissioner of Taxation” – Benjamin Teng.

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 37 Pt 5

Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 37 Pt 5

This Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Generated by Major Projects: Scoping Out the Roles of the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments” – Guy Dwyer; “Sustainable Finance in Australia: Compliance, Enforcement and Surrogate Regulation” – Neil Gunningham; “Energy Security and “Big Stick” Legislation” – Kin Pan; and “Designing Managed Retreat Policy for an Uncertain Future”– John Watson.

Public Law Review update: Vol 31 Pt 2

Public Law Review update: Vol 31 Pt 2

The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Determining Membership: Aboriginality and Alienage in the Australian High Court” – Michelle Foster and Kirsty Gover; “Rebuilt on Sand: Canadian Administrative Law after Vavilov” – Léonid Sirota; “The Constitution and Outer Space” – Matthew Stubbs and Joel Lisk; Book Symposium: The Politico-legal Dynamics of Judicial Review: “The Dynamics of Judicial Review” – Cheryl Saunders AO; “Comparing Judicial Review Regimes: A Review Essay on the Politico-legal Dynamics of Judicial Review, by Theunis Roux” – Dr Zim Nwokora; “Ideal Types and the Dynamics of Ideational Change” – Mark Tushnet; “Response to Zim Nwokora and Mark Tushnet” – Theunis Roux; the following Articles: “The “Threshold Question” in Clubb v Edwards: Political Communication, Severance and Practice” – Thomas Wood; “The Japan–Australia Investment Relationship: Treaties Then and Now” – Tania Voon; “Forty Years of Freedom of Information (FOI): Accountability, Policymaking and the National Innovation and Science Agenda” – AJ George, Julie-Anne Tarr and Susan Bird; Book Review: “The Coherence of Statutory Interpretation”, by Jeffrey Barnes (ed) – Reviewed by Jeffrey Goldsworthy AM; and Developments.