The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Criminalising Fictional Child Abuse Material: Where Do We Draw the Line?” – Hadeel Al-Alosi; “A ‘Defence’ of Pure Fantasy in Cases of Procuring or Grooming a Child for Sexual Activity?” – Timothy Matthews; “The Socio-demographic, Psychiatric and Criminological Characteristics of People Found Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Impairment in Victoria” – Janet Ruffles; and “Retaining and Expanding Breach of Peace” – Brendon Murphy. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Effectiveness and Proportionality in Australia’s Custodial Punishment” by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 2” – Chris Boge; and the following Sections: Conveyancing and Property Law: “Body Corporate Caretaker Disputes” – Gavin Handran and Maxwell Walker; Criminal Law: “Covert Frustration of the Right to Silence” – Andrew West; Industrial Law: “Workplace Health and Safety v Z Group Pty Ltd  QMC 12” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Glasson v Toll Holdings Ltd (Procedure, Workers’ Compensation).
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “Patent Law and the March of Technology – Did the Productivity Commission Get It Right?” – Jane Nielsen and Dianne Nicol; “What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for Whom?” – Pippa Hall; it also includes a book review on “The Commercial Appropriation of Fame: A Cultural Analysis of the Right of Publicity and Passing Off” by Graeme W Austin.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Conscience, Fair-Dealing and Commerce: Parliaments and the Courts” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO; and “The Decline and Fall of Australia’s Law Reform Institutions – And the Prospects of Revival” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Speed in Decision-making: An Assessment of the Australian Takeovers Panel” – Emma Armson; “Dick Smith Inventories: The Evidence of Accounting Irregularities” – Jeffrey Knapp and Per Tronnes; Shareholders’ Remedies: “Clarification Regarding Past Oppression – Exton v Extons Pty Ltd” – Dr Elizabeth Boros; Takeovers and Public Securities: “Statements Of Intention In Takeovers – ASIC Reconsidering The Policy Settings?” – Hal Lloyd.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Futility of Treatment for Dying Children: Lessons from the Charlie Gard Case” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation in Victoria: What Can We Learn from the Netherlands Experience?” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Prioritising Patients’ Preferences: Victoria’s New Advance Planning and Medical Consent Legislation” – John Chesterman; and Medical Law Reporter: “High Court of Australia and HIV/AIDS Disease Criminalisation: Aubrey v The Queen and Zaburoni v The Queen” – Thomas Faunce and Brendan Siles. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Doctors with Conditions – Rehabilitation or Risk” – Helen Kiel; “Commentary on Undue Influence Provisions under Oregon Death with Dignity Act and California’s End of Life Option Act” – Michaela Estelle Okninski; “Private Health Care in New Zealand: Five Policy Prescriptions” – Rachel Tompkins; “Jurors’ and Judges’ Evaluation of Defendants with Autism and the Impact on Sentencing: A Systematic Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) Review of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Courtroom” – Clare S Allely and Penny Cooper; “Let’s Starve Down to the Bone: Pro-anorexia Websites and the Law” – Marilyn Bromberg and Tomas Fitzgerald; “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Advance Care Directives in Australia: Implications for the Advance Care Planning Document in the Australian My Health Record” – Shaun McCarthy, Jacqueline Meredith, Lucy Bryant and Bronwyn Hemsley; “Criticising Current Causation Principles: Views from Victorian Lawyers on Medical Negligence Legislation” – Tina Popa; “The Murder Trial of Gerard Baden-Clay: Admissibility of Expert Opinion Evidence of Injuries and Cause of Death” – Russ Scott; “Use of Coronial Post-mortem Tissue for Research in New Zealand” – Brandi L Bellissima, Fintan Garavan, Jonathan R Skinner and Malcolm D Tingle; “Choosing Wisely: Law’s Contribution as a Cause of and a Cure for Unwise Health Care Choices” – Nola M Ries; “Legal and Medical Aspects of Diverse Gender Identity in Childhood” – Felicity Bell and Anthony Bell; “Obesity Prevention Laws and the Australian Constitution” – Jacqueline Lau, Elizabeth Handsley and Christopher Reynolds; “Capacity and Vulnerability: How Lawyers Assess the Legal Capacity of Older Clients” – Lise Barry. There is also a review of the book “Merry and McCall Smith’s Errors, Medicine and the Law” by Alan Merry and Warren Brookbanks (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “ASIC Enforcement Outcomes: Trends and Analysis” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster; “Voluntary Administration Outcomes: Evidence from Listed Companies During the Financial Crisis” – Dr James Routledge. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Company Law – Robert Baxt AO: “A New Penalty Regime for the Corporations Act” – Professor Bob Baxt; Directors’ Duties – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford: “Stakeholder Interests and the Duty of Care” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; Book Review: “Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age” – by Gill North – reviewed by Andrew Godwin.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Section 46: Its Purpose and the Proposed New Effects Test” – Julie Clarke; “Beyond Lawyers: Legal Literacy for the Future” – Brett Freudenberg; “The Contract Risks to Universities of Work-Integrated Learning Programs” – Craig Cameron. Also in this Part is the following section: Insurance and Transport: “Insurance and Third-Party Litigation Funding in Australia: The Desirability or Otherwise of a Common Regulatory Framework?” – Julie-Anne Tarr.
The latest Part of the Journal includes the following articles: “Bankruptcy Discharge: Origins and Liberalisation” – Michael Quilter; “Death and Bankruptcy” – Colin Anderson and David Morrison; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Piercing Legal Professional Privilege to Access Documents Created to Defeat Claims of Creditors” – Noel McCoy, Sophie Waples and Emma Beechey ; “Company Directors in the Spotlight: A Safe Harbour or Plugging Another Imaginary Leak?” – David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Changes Mooted to New Zealand’s Voidable Transactions Regime” – Lynne Taylor.