This Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Murray-Darling Basin in Court: Administering Water Policy in the Eastern States of Australia – Administrative and Other Challenges” – Justice Nicola Pain and Georgia Pick; “Landowners’ Appeal of Seawalls Refusal Unsuccessful” – John R Corkill; “Higher and Distinctive Standards for Urban River Protection? Special Purpose “River Laws” and Land-use Planning” – Bruce Lindsay; “Take Care or Beware: Victoria’s New Environmental Protection Regime” – Alice Maxwell; “Serial Environmental Offenders: Putting Penalties into Practice” – Kierra Parker; “Planning vs Planning Law: Reconciling Planning Policy and Case Law in the Victorian Planning System” – Stephen Rowley; and “Climate Change Risk and the Urban Landscape” – Sophie Tepper.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Dixonian Legalism and its Adherents: Assessing the Place for Policy Choices under “Strict and Complete Legalism” in Theory and Practice” – Ned Hirst; “Discrimination Against Employees of Religious Schools in Australia, US and the EU – A Comparison in Light of Human Rights and Deliberative Democracy” – Robert Mężyk; and “Resolving Conflicts at the Interface of Public and Private Law” – Ellen Roc. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law; International Focus; and Obituary: The Hon John Cain.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Litigation Funding of Class Actions Approved in Queensland while Maintenance and Champerty Remain the Law” – Wayne Attrill; and “Documents Within Reach: Discovery Powers”” – Alexander Sloan. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial Comments on “Lawyers to Be Able to Take Percentage of Class Action Damages in Victoria but Questions Remain” – Michael Legg and “”People Who Live in Glass Houses”: Fearn v Tate Gallery Board of Trustees” – Roderick Joyce, QSO, QC; and Case Notes: “The End of the Chorley Exception in Australia: Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow” – Benjamin Teng and “Craig v Williams: Allegations of Apparent Bias” – Matthew Mortimer.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Single Joint Expert Witnesses” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Court Delay and Judicial Wellbeing: Lessons from Self-Determination Theory to Enhance Court Timeliness in Australia” – Sarah Murray, Ian Murray and Tamara Tulich; “A Tale of Two Courts” – Felicity Bell; and “Implications of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse for the Protection of Vulnerable Witnesses: Royal Commission Procedures and Introduction of Intermediaries and Ground Rules Hearings around Australia” – Anita Mackay and Jacqueline Giuffrida.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2019: Analysis and Jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “More Scope for Murder: Reckless Indifference in Queensland’s Criminal Code” – Joseph Lelliott, Andreas Schloenhardt, Lauren Causer and Madeleine Skeen; “Respects of Character” – Greg Taylor; “The Futility of a “Hug” from the Commonwealth: Property Restraining Orders and the Fight for Victim Compensation under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Legislation” – Natalie Skead, Sarah Murray and Tamara Tulich; and “Sentencing Developments in the United States in 2019: Shifting from the “Tough on Crime” Mantra to (Seriously) Contemplating the Abolition of Prisons” – Mirko Bagaric, Gabrielle Wolf and Daniel McCord. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Incarceration Trends over the Past Decade: The Need for More Effective Risk and Needs Assessments and Rehabilitative Measures”; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19, Negligence and Occupational Health and Safety: Ethical and Legal Issues for Hospitals and Health Centres” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Lake Alice Hospital Child and Adolescent Unit: Accountability – The Response to Date” – Rosemary L Thomson; “Vaginal Dialogues: The Trials and Tribulations of Mesh in the Repair of Prolapse” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “Consideration of a Legislative Framework to Support the Diagnostic Odyssey Commonly Encountered in the Instance of Rare Disease” – Marisa Taliangis and Gareth Baynam; “Children of the Dead: Posthumous Conception, Critical Interests and Consent” – Neil Maddox; “Medical Practitioners Who Deny Young Women Sterilisation Surgery “Because They Will Regret It Later”: Patient-centred Practice or Discrimination?” – Joshua Taylor; “Breaches of New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights: Human Rights Review Tribunal Decisions” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois Surgenor and Marta Rychert; “Dancing away from Reform: The Inquest into the Death of Six Patrons of NSW Music Festivals” – Sebastian De Brennan; “Involuntary Sterilisation, Eugenics, and Physician-assisted Dying: Lessons for New Zealand” – Gail Bingham; “Embryonic Regulation and Research: What Is the Status of Human Germline Genome Editing in Australia?” – Rose Burbery; and “Australia after Cresswell and Chapman: A Legal and Regulatory Paradox, or an Opportunity for Uniformity?” – Christopher D Mills.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Law, Global Health, and Sustainable Development: The Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health” – Belinda Bennett; Legal Issues: “Changing to Deemed Consent for Deceased Organ Donation in the United Kingdom: Should Australia and New Zealand Follow?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Surgical Experimentation by John Marion Sims in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “The Voluntary Assisted Dying Law in Victoria – A Good First Step but Many Problems Remain” – Hugh Platt; Complementary Health Issues: “Prohibition Orders and the Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Technology and Health Law: “Health Care, Technology and Innovation: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” – Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Preventing Harm to Others as a Criterion for Compulsory Treatment: An Overview of Criticisms and Current Research” – Bernadette McSherry; Health Law Reporter: “Unconventional Practice, “Innovative” Interventions and the National Law” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Catherine Waldby, Wendy Lipworth, Megan Munsie, Tamra Lysaght, Christopher Rudge, Narcyz Ghinea, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Neilsen, Jenny Kaldor and Dianne Nicol; Obituary: Kerry Anne Petersen: 22 December 1945–6 March 2020; Maurice Wallin (1944–2020); and Book Review: “Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand”.
This Part includes the following articles: “The National Disability Insurance Scheme and Administrative Decision-Making: Unique Challenges and Opportunities” – Louise P Bygrave and Ron McCallum; “Australian Tribunals: Impact of Amalgamation” – Robin Creyke; “Administrative Justice and the Legacy of Executive Devolution: Establishing a Tribunals System for Wales” – Sarah Nason and Huw Pritchard; and “Administrative Justice and Tribunals in the United Kingdom: Developments; Procedures; and Reform” – Robert Thomas. Also in this Part is an Editorial: Tribunals – Their Continued Evolution and Reform.
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following articles: “IP Law Reform in Australia: A Story of Mixed Successes and Failures” – Sam Ricketson; and “The Productivity Commission and the Prevalence, Prohibition and Proposed Monitoring of Pay-for-Delay Agreements within Australia: A Comparative Analysis with the United States” – Chantel Cotterell. There is also an Editorial by Dr David Lindsay.