The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Security for Costs in Unfunded Federal Class Actions: Back to the Future” – Vince Morabito and Naomi Hatcher; and “The Unresolved Problem of Expert Evidence” – Thomas Kearney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Statutory Interpretation; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Family Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Regulation of Substandard Medical Practice: Lessons from the Bawa-Garba Case” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Q: Can a Court or Patient Demand Treatment? A: Yeah But No” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Medicinal Cannabis in Pregnancy – Panacea or Noxious Weed?” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Analysis of Australia’s New Biosecurity Legislation” – Sam Durant and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Beakers and Borders: Export Controls and the Life-sciences under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012” – Timothy Vines; “Less Is More: Regulating the Weaponisation of Disease under the National Health Security Act 2007 (Cth)” – Colleen Chen; “Revisiting Breen v Williams: Breathing Life into a Doctor–Patient Fiduciary Relationship” – Diana Nestorovska; “Who Are ‘Indigenous and Local Communities’ and What Is ‘Traditional Knowledge’ for Virus Access and Benefit-sharing? A Textual Analysis of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Its Nagoya Protocol” – Michelle F Rourke; “Nga Whenu Raranga/Weaving Strands in the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court of Aotearoa/New Zealand” – Katey Thom and Stella Black; “Patenting Nucleic Acid Sequences: More Ambiguity from the High Court?” – Charles Lawson; “The Regulatory Evolution of Paramedic Practice in Australia” – Dominique Moritz; “The Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues Associated with Pharmacogenomics: Systematically Quantifying the Literature” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Looking Gift-horses in the Mouth: Gift-giving, Incentives and Conflict of Interest in the Dental Profession” – Alexander C L Holden and Heiko Spallek; “Outcomes of Notifications against Psychologists in the New Zealand Health Regulation Context 2004–2015” – Lois J Surgenor and Kate Diesfeld; “Pure Psychiatric Injury Pursuant to the Civil Liability Legislation: An(other) Economic Perspective” – Martin Allcock; and “A Phronetic Inquiry into the Australian Euthanasia Experience: Challenging Paternalistic Medical Culture and Unrepresentative Health Policy” – Chelsea Wallis. There is also a review of the book “Wrongful Deaths: Selected Inquest Records from Nineteenth Century Korea” by Sun Koo Kim and Jungwon Kim (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “The Copyright Tribunal as Exception-maker: Are Both Flexibility and Certainty Achievable?” – David J Brennan; “‘This Is a Complex Issue’: A Few More Questions about Fair Use” – Graeme Austin; and “Three Steps to a Safer Harbour in International Copyright Law” – Fiona Phillips.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning: Can It Ensure the Provision of the Affordable (Integrated) Housing Required to Secure Sydney’s Sustainability?” – Emily Tucker; Local government planning & law guide cases – Hanna Jaireth, Lawrie Groom, Ross Fletcher, Jess Hamdorf, Samuel Lindsay and Chelsea White; as well as a Digest of cases.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Judicial Development of the Precautionary Principle” – Brian J Preston; “The Market Model for Carbon Reduction: Planning for Success Post-Paris” – Katy Milne and Paul Latimer; “Subsidising Fossil Fuels in Australia: Analysing the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures from a Climate Change Perspective” – Sanja Nenadic; “Ms Onus and Mr Neal: Agitators in an Age of ‘Green Lawfare'” – Rachel Pepper and Rachael Chick; “Redefining CSG ‘Waste’ Water: New Opportunities for Managed Aquifer Recharge” – Jacqui Robertson; and “Case Note – Millers Point Community Assoc Inc v Property NSW  NSWLEC 92: The Sirius Building Case” – Dr MacLaren North. This Part also includes book reviews: The Challenges of Approaching Judging from an Earth-Centred Perspective” – reviewed by Brian J Preston; and “Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law” – reviewed by John Watson.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Catching Pre-insolvency Advisors: The Hidden Culprits of Illegal Phoenix Activity” – Helen Anderson and Jasper Hedges; “Personal Financial Product Advice under the Corporations Act” – RP Austin and Michael Vrisakis; “Commercial Litigation under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) – Part II” – Matthew Broderick and Dr David Morrison; “‘Persons Who Commonly Invest’: Who Are They?” – Andrew Eastwood; and “Financial Advisers – New Remuneration Constraints and Competency Requirements Addressing Perverse Incentives and Poor Advice” – Julie-Anne Tarr. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Corporate Finance – Matthew Broderick: “et-Off and the PPSA: A Note on Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd V Forge Group Power Pty Ltd (In Liq)” – Anthony Duggan; Directors’ Duties – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford: “Breaches of Duty by Corporate Officers and Directors: Accessory Liability, Account of Profits and Causation” – Pauline Ridge; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “To Prioritise or not to Prioritise: The Question of Prepayment Consumer Creditors” – Professor Christopher Symes and Dr Beth Nosworthy.
Featuring an obituary penned by the Hon Reg Barrett, the Australian Law Journal has joined the legal profession in paying tribute to Professor Bob Baxt AO, one of the Journal’s most longstanding section editors and contributors, following the news of his passing on 11 March 2018.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Proposed Changes to the Tendency Rule: A Note of Caution” – Jill Hunter and Richard I Kemp; and “Can Sentencing Be Enhanced by the Use of Artificial Intelligence?” – Dr Nigel Stobbs, Dan Hunter and Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Abolishing the Crime that is the Incarceration of White-Collar Offenders” by Professor Mirko Bagaric; Contemporary Comment: “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” – Michael Heath; Case and Comment: “Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd  UKSC 67: Test for Dishonesty in the United Kingdom Brought into Line with Australian Common Law” – David Lusty, “Gant v The Queen  VSCA 104, Gant v The Queen  VSCA 340, McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1729: Criminal Law and Art Fraud” – Dr Chris Davies; Phillips’ Brief: “The Third Degree” – Mark Finnane; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Online Scams and Spam – Legal Measures to Stem the Rising Tide” – Adrian Coorey; “The Sound of One Hand Shaking Itself: Inchoate Cartel Conduct under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010” – Brendan Walker-Munro; and “Mobile Infrastructure Regulation in Australia: Is Light-Touch Regulation Appropriate?” – Angela Flannery; and the following sections: Access to Services; Consumer Protection; Telecommunications; Case Notes; Snapshots; Energy Etchings; Report from India; and Report from Latin America.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Creation of the Federal Court: A Reflection” – Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS; “Characterisation: Its place in Contractual Analysis and Related Enquiries” – James Allsop; “Gender Equality among Barristers before the High Court” – Daniel Reynolds and George Williams. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Victoria; Environmental Law; Equity and Trusts; Family Law; Recent Cases; Books Received and Book Reviews.