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.
This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “The Impact of the Law in Helping or Hindering Fertility Preservation for Children with Cancer Facing Gonadotoxic Therapies” – Sonia Allan, Debra Gook and Yasmin Jayasinghe; “To Mandate or Not to Mandate: A Review of Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect” – Natalie A MacCormick; “Domestic and Family Violence, Reproductive Coercion and the Role for Law” – Heather Douglas and Katherine Kerr; “Legality of Embryonic Gene Editing in Australia” – Michelle Taylor-Sands and Christopher Gyngell; “An Ethics of Care Approach to Regulating Surrogacy” – James Cameron; “Misconduct, Self-inflicted Injury, and Suicide in Workers’ Compensation: A Review of the Australian Legal Framework” – Victoria Lambropoulos and Robert Guthrie; “Impostors and Impersonators: Fake Health Practitioners and the Law” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Data Custodians and the Decision-making Process: Releasing Data for Research” – Carolyn Adams, Judy Allen and Felicity Flack; “Discussing Voluntary Assisted Dying” – Carolyn Johnston and James Cameron; “The ‘Ice’ Storm: Problems with Expert Evidence on the Effects of Methamphetamine” – Jacqueline Horan and Daniel Thomas; “Mercury Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Critical Analysis of the Australian Regulatory Response to Public Health Risks” – Grace Bramwell, Felicity Wilson and Thomas Faunce; “Transferring Health Big Data within the European Legal Framework: What Role for National Healthcare Services?” – Davide Golinelli, Fabrizio Toscano, Andrea Bucci and Gherardo Carullo; and “The Coroner’s Role in the Prevention of Elder Abuse: A Study of Australian Coroner’s Court Cases Involving Pressure Ulcers in Elders” – Catherine Anne Sharp, Jennifer Sarah Schulz Moore and Mary-Louise MacLaws.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The 1628 Vasa Inquest in Sweden: Learning Contemporary Lessons for Effective Death Investigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Alternatives to Compulsory Detention and Treatment and Coercive Practices in Mental Health Settings” – Piers Gooding and Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “The Investigations into What Happened at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital – Did the Coroner’s Process Help?” – David Ranson; and Medical Law Reporter: “Legal Strategies to Cure the Plastic Planet: Corporate Marriage and Public Health Regulation of Single-Use Non-Biodegradable Plastics” – Angela Gock, Edward Dale, Lucina Ou-Yang, Sally Wheeler and Thomas Faunce. There is also a review of the following book: “The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire” by Chloe Hooper – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “By the Skin of Our Teeth – The Passing of the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918: Francis Forbes Lecture 20 May 2018” – The Hon Virginia Bell AC; “Judicial Review of the Fairness and Reasonableness, as between Class Members, of Federal Class Action Settlements” – Vince Morabito; and “Corporate Knwoledge: The Search for the Relevant Mind(s)” – Daniel Reynolds. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is Conventional Insurance for Construction Projects Fit for Purpose?” – Dr Donald E Charrett; and “‘All Promise Outruns the Performance’: The Enforceability of Extended Promises in Construction Contracts” – Dominic Fawcett and Hugh Hadgraft. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and Reports on the following cases: Samsung C&T Corp v Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd; Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd v Samsung C&T Corp; and Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd v Steve Magill Earthmoving Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures” – Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG; “Looking Backwards to Move Forwards: Reviewing Sir Laurence Street’s First Scholarly Contribution to the ADRJ” – Professor David Spencer; “‘I love you when I love you if, I love you because…’: Relationship Mediation” – Mieke Brandon; “Uncertainty in Dispute Resolution Clauses: Is There a Way to Escape the Commercial Bargain?” – Ahsan Ashraf; and “A Model to Use When Representing Clients in Conciliation Conferences in the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission” – Donna Cooper and Deborah Keenan. It also contains the following sections: Editorial – Ruth Charlton; Casenotes and Mediation Media Watch – David Spencer; and Book Review: “The Handover Book” by Ashley Palmer and Leigh Moriarty – Paul Lewis.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and Foreign Investment Regulation in Australia” – Ling Ling He; “The Hidden Dimension of Business Bankruptcy in Australia” – Lucinda O’Brien, Ian Ramsay and Paul Ali; and “All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Hurt: The Legal Limits to Liability for Participants in Australian Sport” – Kyle Rowston-Wolcott, Giuseppe Carabetta, Zoe Fitzpatrick and Christina Plessas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Acknowledgements; and Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Authorisation and Media Diversity and Quality: NZME and Fairfax (2018)” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is Say-on-Pay the Answer to Executive Remuneration Problems in New Zealand?” – Tameela Bandara; “Australian Enterprise Risk Management Practices and Corporate Governance” – Dr Bobae Choi, Dr Doowon Lee and Dr Michael Seamer; and “Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Global Financial Markets: Implications for Regulators, Financial Intermediaries and Credit Rating Agencies” – Professor Tony Ciro. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Supporting Fintech and SME Fundraising in Hong Kong” – Say Goo.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Australian Experience on Environmental Law” – Brian J Preston; “Should Australia Introduce a Japanese Style Joint Crediting Mechanism?” – Dr Justin Dabner; “A Legislative Pigsty? The New Regime for Assessing and Managing Biodiversity Impacts Associated with State Significant Development in New South Wales” – Guy J Dwyer; “Designing Nature: Protecting the Australian Environment from Synthetic Biology” – Will Richards; “Challenging Decisions: Environmental Non-government Organisations’ Use of Judicial Review under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)” – Nicola Silbert; and “Environmental Stewardship Duties in Biosecurity: Issues and Challenges” – Paul Martin and Natalie Taylor.