The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal pays tribute to the late John B Dorter, who presided over the BCL as General Editor for many years, with a speech originally delivered by leading lawyer John Cooper; and an editorial homage by the new General Editor, Michael Christie SC. This Part also includes the following articles: “The measured mile: How to conduct the analysis” – Robert J Gemmell and Professor Randolph Thomas; “Contract Works insurance: Impact of industry body exclusions” – Patrick Mead. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Australian Vintage Ltd v Belvino Investments (No 2) Pty Ltd; Ryan v Worthington; and Nichols v Earth Spirit Home Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The Charter’s effect on administrative decision-making” – Janina Boughey; “The jurisdiction of the Independent Commission Against Corruption after High Court challenges and legislative amendment in 2015” – John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Holly Sara and Stephanie Stacey; and the following Articles: “Deliberative processes for administrative regulations: Unenforceable public consultation provisions and the courts” – Andrew Edgar; “Out of step? The New South Wales Parliamentary Evidence Act 1901” – Beverly Duffy and Sharon Ohnesorge; “The taming of the charitable shrew: State roll back of charity tax concessions” – Ian Murray; as well as Developments.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Could the Harper Review recommendations revive private enforcement of cartel prohibitions?” – Rebecca Gilsenan; “Place names as marketing tools: Legal issues in the use of geographic names” – Neil Francey; and “Are we there yet? A return to the rational for Australian consumer protection” – Brenton Lee Worth; and the following sections: Access to Services; Telecommunications; Case Notes; Tribunal Tableaux; Council Considerations; Energy Etchings; Snapshots; Report from Europe; Report from New Zealand; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “No more Mr Nice Guy: The implied duty to cooperate and remedying another party’s mistaken breach” – Matthew Lees; “Corporate law reform in Australia: An analysis of the influence of ownership structures and corporate failure” – Vivien Chen, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; and “Section 92 of the Australian Constitution: The next phase” – Anthony Gray. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “High Court declines to clarify the Codelfa ‘ambiguity principle'” – Troy Keily; and Privacy: “Private life in a digital world” by Margaret Jackson and Gordon Hughes – book review by Lauren Anderson.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Revenue v capital: A new direction, or back to the future?” – AH Slater QC; “The debt-equity rules: A continuing experiment in economic substance” – Jesse Murphy; and “Applying VAT to financial services in China: Opportunities for China and lessons for the world?” – Yan Xu and Richard Krever. There is also an Editorial; and Book Reviews on “Tax Simplification” by Chris Evans, Rick Krever and Peter Mellor – reviewed by Helen Hodgson; and “International and Cross-Border Taxation in New Zealand” by Professor Craig Elliffe – reviewed by Kerrie Sadiq.
The latest Part of Online Currents includes the following content: “Ebook apps: Reading to experience” – Agata Mrva-Montoya; “Allowing for depreciation: GLAM sector collaboration and convergence” – Paul Bentley; “Building competence for knowledge organisation” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Multiple layers of digital inclusion” – Kim M Thompson; Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following articles based on papers originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference, “Victims of the System” in Bali (June 2013): “Unnecessary suffering: Violence against Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory – A discussion of contemporary issues and possible ways forward” – Justice Jenny Blokland; “Boat people as victims of the system: Mandatory sentencing of ‘people smugglers’ – Politics or justice?” – Dina Yehia SC; “Vulnerability, risk and justice for children and young people in the Northern Territory” – Howard Bath; as well as a look at 2015 legislative reforms to summary procedure in “Recent legislative reforms to summary procedure in the Northern Territory” – Leonique Swart.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Requiring proof of individual reliance to establish causation in disclosure-based shareholder class actions: The role of principle and policy” – James Argent; “Equitable subrogation of banks and other secured creditors for the recovery of statutory employee entitlements: A ‘new class of case’ or simply a different perspective?” – Dr Garry J Hamilton; “‘The easy way or the hard way’: Should directors cooperate with regulators?” – Emily Rumble; and the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Barbarians at the gate? Activist investors and s 249N of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Jason Harris; and Overseas Notes: Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Modernising company law: The Singapore experience” – Pey-Woan Lee and Christopher Chen.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Legislating for co-operative identity: The new co-operatives national law in Australia” – Ann Apps; “Corporate and personal liability for ‘culture’ in corporations?” – John HC Colvin and James Argent; and “Are directors liable in negligence for misstatements in a prospectus?” – Victoria Stace. This issue also includes the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Disclosure of non-financial information: A powerful corporate governance tool”; Directors’ Duties: “Corporate culpability, stepping stones and Mariner: Contention surrounding directors’ duties where the company breaches the law” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; and a Book Review: “Directors’ Duties: Principles and Application” – JH Farrar.