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.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes an Editorial, and the following articles: “Australia’s System for Relieving Foreign Source Income from Double Taxation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” – The Hon Richard Edmonds AM SC; and “Digitalisation and Broadcasting: Evaluating the Application of Royalty Withholding Tax to Digitalised Business Models” – Celeste M Black.
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Corporations and Climate Change: An Investigation of Mandatory Climate Risk Disclosure in Australia” – Zoe Caldwell; “Victorian Ecological Sustainable Forest Management: Part VI – Identifying Change Mechanisms in Regulation and a New Model for Victorian Forestry Practice” – Dr Rhett Martin; “Identifying Opportunities for Climate Litigation: A Transnational Claim by Customary Landowners in Papua New Guinea against Australia’s Largest Climate Polluter” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Litigating at the Source: Attributing Climate Change Impacts to Coal Mines” – Kierra Parker; “Coal and Climate Change: A Study of Contemporary Climate Litigation in Australia” – Victoria McGinness and Murray Raff; and “Coastal Management and Protecting the Public Interest: Recent NSW Land and Environment Court Decisions” – Ballanda Sack, Timothy Allen and Bruce Thom.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “A Case for Systemic Design in Criminal Law Techno-Regulation” – Brendan Walker-Munro; “Vulnerable Witnesses and Victoria’s Intermediary Pilot Program” – Natalia Antolak-Saper and Hannah MacPherson; and “The New Northern Territory ICAC: Better Corruption Offences, but Prevented by a Lack of Prevention” – Neil Samuel Hope, Dane Bryce Weber and Maija-Ilona Wilhelmiina Pekkanen. Also in this Part is an Editorial on a new right of appeal as a response to wrongful convictions; Sentencing Review 2018-2019; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Management Rights Agreements for Body Corporates in Queensland: Must They Expire, or May They Be “Topped Up” Indefinitely?” – Neil Samuel Hope, Dane Bryce Weber and Maija-Ilona Wilhelmiina Pekkanen; “Amendments to the Small Business Capital Gains Concessions” – Francesco Maconi; and the following Sections: Editorial; Commercial Law: “Assessment of Damages for Loss of Use of a Non-profit Earning Chattel on Breach of a Contract for the Sale of Goods: Rider v Pix  QCA 182” – Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “Musical Chairs and Good Faith Limitations upon Contractual Notice” – Dr Bill Dixon; Criminal Law: “Climate Mayhem” – A M West; Industrial Law: “Foreseeability of Risk: Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd” – Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “An Australian International Commercial Court – Not A Bad Idea Or What A Bad Idea?” – The Hon Justice A S Bell; “Australia’s “Abhorrent Violent Material” Law: Shouting “Nerd Harder” And Drowning Out Speech” – Evelyn Douek; and “Rituals Of Engagement: What Happens To The Ring When An Engagement Is Called Off?” – James Duffy, Elizabeth Dickson and John O’Brien. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Family Law, International Focus, Around the Nation: Victoria; Book Review; and Obituary.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Out of Land and Out of Pocket: An Update on Disturbance under the NSW Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991” – Nick Brunton; Local Government Planning & Law Guide Cases – Chelsea White, Lea Hiltenkamp, Jessica Hamdorf and Sam Lander; as well as a Digest of cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes an Editorial, and the following articles: “The Application of Australia’s Domestic Tax Laws and Tax Treaties Where a Foreign Company is a Resident” – Norman Hanna; “Streaming of Franking Credits Curtailed by Bamford-Induced Amendments – an Unintended Consequence?” – Brett Freudenberg and Dale Boccabella; and “Tax Implications of Intangibles in the World of the BEPS: Do APAs Still Have a Role to Play in the Tax Planning Strategies of Multinationals?” – Ranjana Gupta.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Agents as Competitors? The Implications of ACCC v Flight Centre for Dual Distribution” – Andrew McClenahan; “The Challenge of Applying s 47 of the Competition and Consumer Act in Cases Based on Purpose” – Justin Oliver; and the following sections: Editorial; Access to Services; Defective Goods; Restrictive Trade Practices; Case Notes; Council Considerations; Commission Cameos; Report from Europe; Report from China; and Book Review.