The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Crime Commissions and Compulsory Examinations: Whither the Right to Silence?” – Hon T F Bathurst AC and Sarah Schwartz; “Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal” – Michael Legg; “The Case Against a National Court of Appeal” – Shawn Rajanayagam. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The Future of Australian Legal Education conference was successfully co-hosted by The Australian Law Journal and the Australian Academy of Law, on 11-13 August at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney. Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, presented the keynote speech to open a weekend of lively discussion and debate on themes influencing the future of lawyers and law schools in Australia, including: “What every lawyer should know”; “Digital technology and its impact on teaching, learning and legal practice”; “New skills and essential knowledge for lawyers”; and “Making connections: law interacting across disciplines and international borders”.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Vexatious litigation in family law and coercive control: Ways to improve legal remedies and better protect the victims” – Emma Fitch and Patricia Easteal; “The missing heart of parenting disputes in the Australian family law system: A case for a child-inclusive approach to judicial decision-making” – Stephanie Young; “Thinking outside the Family Law Act: Concepts of fairness in England and Australia compared” – Alison Burt; Child and Parenting: “Re Kelvin: The chance for a new legal approach to hormone treatment for gender dysphoria in young people” – Felicity Bell; Child Support: “Pre-emptive declaratory orders and the enforcement of child support” – Simon Bacon; Property and Financial Arrangements: “Section 90AK of the Family Law Act: Acquisition of property on just terms” – Anna Parker and Shai Sommer; and Recent Cases: Grella v Jamieson, Britt v Britt, Maine v Maine, and Welch v Abney.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reconsidering Pre-trial Questioning as a Measure to Address Prejudicial Pre-trial Publicity in Victoria” – Anna Belgiorno-Nettis; and “Accommodating Impairments in Empathy in the Sentencing of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” – Joanna Connolly. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “A Guilty Mind”; Contemporary Comment on “Interpreters in the Criminal Courts of Scotland”; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes the following articles: “Individualised Justice through Indigenous Community Reports in Sentencing” – Thalia Anthony; “Haters Gonna Hate: When the Public Uses Social Media to Comment Critically or Maliciously about Judicial Officers” – Marilyn Bromberg and Andrew Ekert; “Trial by Judge without Jury – Some Contemporary Reflections” – Russ Scott; and “Ethical Duties Owed by Lawyer Mediators: Suggestions for Improving the NMAS Practice Standards” – Bobette Wolski.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 1” – Chris Boge; and the following Sections: Commercial Law: “The Liability of an Insurer to Indemnify a Builder for Defective Workmanship: Bigby v Kondra  QSC 37” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “A Trip to the Beach: A Matter of Right or Trespass?” – Chris Boge; Criminal Law: “Murder by Negligence – a Hard Case Makes Bad Law?” – Andrew M West; Industrial Law: “Towards a Harmonised Approach to Penalties: Williamson v VH & MG Imports Pty Ltd (2017) 264 IR 103;  QDC 56” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Gabeen Services Pty Ltd v Neverfail Bottled Water Co Pty Ltd  QDC 212.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Litigation Funding and Liquidators – The New Zealand Court of Appeal Takes a Permissive Approach” – Victoria Stace; “Who Bears the Burden for Business Losses: To What Extent Are Liability Issues of Business Structures Taught in Australian Accounting Degrees?” – Dale Boccabella and Dr Brett Freudenberg; “Whistleblowing Reforms: A Critical Analysis of the Current Law and the New “Bells and Whistles” Proposed” – Jim Apollo Mathiopoulos, Katrina Hogan and Jean Jacques du Plessis; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “No “Silver Bullet”: A Multifaceted Approach to Curbing Harmful Phoenix Activity” – by Jasper Hedges, Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains speeches presented at the ALJ’s 90th Anniversary celebrations in the Banco Court of the NSW Supreme Court; a welcome to the co-editors of the “Conveyancing and Property Section” upon the retirement of Emeritus Professor Peter Butt; and a look back at the beginnings of the Journal, as covered by the press and media outlets of the day, in a fascinating piece by the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett. This Part contains the following articles: “The in personam exception to Torrens indefeasibility” – Hon William Gummow AC; “Artificial Intelligence in the courts, legal academia and legal practice” – Lyria Bennett Moses; “Taking advantage of advances in technology to enhance the rule of law” – Robert Size. It also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letters to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; Book Reviews and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Journal includes the following articles: “The Consequences of a Corporate Trustee Entering Insolvency” – Andrew Berriman; “Timing is Everything: When Should a Security Be Valued for the Purpose of s 588FA(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)?” – Meena Hanna; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Does Holding Out Subvert the Intention of Part 5.3A?” – Dr David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Cabinet Adopted Changes to New Zealand’s Insolvency Practitioner Regulatory Regime” – Lynne Taylor.