The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review is a special issue by Guest Editor Prof Ann O’Connell, dedicated to the Honourable Richard Edmonds, with a Foreword by Chief Justice Robert French AC, Preface by Justice Tony Pagone, and tributes by Chief Justice James Allsop AO and Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC. This Part includes the following articles by eminent contributors: “Justice Richard Edmonds: Part IVA – ‘I am firmly of the view …’” – Justice Michelle Gordon; “The Indooroopilly saga” – David Bloom QC; “Justice Edmonds’ contributions to extra-judicial writing and tax reform” – Chloe Burnett; “Charities, tax and wrongdoing: A principled approach” – Ann O’Connell and Fiona Martin; “A shining light: Justice Richard Edmonds and the jurisprudence relating to the taxation of capital gains in Australia” – Chris Evans and Gordon Cooper AM; “Justice Edmonds and interpretation of Australia’s GST legislation” – Richard Krever and Jonathan Teoh; “From Switzerland to New Zealand: Around the world in 13 cases” – Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq. Finally, a comprehensive table of judgments sets out his Honour’s legacy over the course of his Honour’s appointment in 2005 to his retirement in February 2016.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The threshold requirements of the PPSA: Does s 12 require an interest in rem in order to create a security interest?” – Cheyne James Clarke; “Bank levies in Australia: Lessons from Europe” – Mary Dowell-Jones and Ross P Buckley; “Enforcement of financial crime laws in Nigeria: The role of Economic and Financial Crime Commission” – Uwem Emmanuel Udok; and “Dynamics of firm-level financial inclusion: Empirical evidence from an emerging economy” – Sudipta Bose, Asit Bhattacharyya and Shajul Islam. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; Securities and Mortgages; Recent Publications; Hong Kong and China; New Zealand; Book reviews; and an Editorial note marking changes to the Editorial Board.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Widening Net of Preventative Detention and the Unfit for Trial” – Kerri Eagle and Andrew Ellis; and “Construction of Contracts after Mount Bruce Mining V Wright Prospecting” – Daniel Reynolds. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Class actions in New Zealand: The necessity for introducing a class action regime” – Chris Patterson; “Security for costs for corporate plaintiffs: Is constrained judicial discretion impeding access to justice?” – Rebecca Wheeler; and “Exploring eCourt innovations in New South Wales civil courts” – Philippa Ryan and Maxine Evers. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments and the following sections: Court watch: “The overarching objective in practice” – Dr Bernard Cairns; and Case note: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C  EWCOP 80; Seales v Attorney General  NZHC 1239 – by William Fotherby.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform in Australia” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “The treatment of intersex and the problem of delay: The Australian Senate inquiry into intersex surgery and conflicting human rights for children” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Regulation of Australian medical professionals and national security: Lessons from three case studies” – Thomas Faunce, Michael McKenna, Johanna Rayner and Jazmin Hawes. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The New Zealand Coroners Amendment Bill’s proposed approach to health care-related deaths that are reportable to the coroner” – Jennifer Moore, Tim Stokes and Ben Gray; “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotion, families and the coroner” – Gordon Tait, Belinda Carpenter, Carol Quadrelli and Michael Barnes; “Negotiating grief and trauma in the coronial jurisdiction” – Marc Trabsky and Paula Baron; “‘Blowed off by a side wind’? Coronial inquests following criminal acquittals” – John Aberdeen; “The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales” – Stephanie Dartnall and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Does the removal of anonymity reduce sperm donors in Australia?” – Damian H Adams, Shahid Ullah and Sheryl de Lacey; “Recall and understanding of risk in endodontics: A questionnaire survey” – Mark Johnstone, Stephen Harlamb and Peter Parashos; “Health complaints and regulatory reform: Implications for vulnerable populations?” – Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Mary Chiarella, Belinda Bennett, Merrilyn Walton, Patrick J Kelly and Claudette S Satchell; “Defining deviation: The peer professional opinion defence and its relationship to scope expansion and emerging non-medical health professions” – Jon Wardle; “A Hospital-based Patient Legal Clinic” – Liz Bishop, Hana Shahkhan and Bebe Loff; “Beyond the corporeal: Extending propertisation of body parts to derivative information” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Biobanking: Relational obligations” – Valmaine Toki. There is also a review of the book “Saviour Siblings: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction” by Michelle Taylor-Sands – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Ten years of public nuisance in Queensland” – Tamara Walsh; “An analysis of the courts’ assessment of problem gambling in sentencing” – Luke D Neal; and “Penalties and punishment: People smugglers before Australian courts” – Andreas Schloenhardt and Colin Craig. Also in this Part is an editorial on the current Australian position under McAuliffe v The Queen, contrasted with the recently revised approach in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen  UKSC 8;  UKPC 7; Case and Comment: “Undoing a ‘wrong turn’: The implications of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen for the doctrine of extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Sarah Pitney; Book Review: “Road Safety Law Victoria” by Greg Connellan, Kerryn Cockroft and Kyle McDonald – reviewed by Paul Holdenson QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal includes the following content: GST Update: “Practical considerations for property developers” – Clive Bird; Case Note: “The Raschta coatings decision: Why can’t the Commissioner and taxpayers just get along?” – Gina Lazanas and Robyn Thomas; GST News – compiled by Lisa Lynch; News from Asia Pacific: “New Zealand offshore supplier GST registration legislation” – David White; and GST TAX Q&A: “Sale of former farm land with a private residence” and “Creditable acquisition – expenses incurred in preparation for sale of property” – Thomson Reuters’ Tax Q&A service.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Biodiversity offsets: Adequacy and efficacy in theory and practice” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston; “Energy regulation for a low carbon economy: Obstacles and opportunities” – Neil Gunningham and Megan Bowman; “Rising standards: Climate change and professional liability in the construction industry” – Tim Rankin.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The award of wasted costs arising from defective expert evidence” – Dr Ian Freckelton QC; “Therapeutic jurisprudence in the coronial jurisdiction” – Isabel Roper and Vivien Holmes; “The International Framework for Court Excellence and therapeutic jurisprudence: Creating excellent courts and enhancing wellbeing” – E Richardson, Magistrate P Spencer and Prof D Wexler; “Improving the use of court decisions in the Federal Circuit Court” – Grant T Riethmuller; and “The High Court and the cocktail party from hell: Can social media improve community engagement with the courts?” – Andrew Henderson. There is also a review of the following book: “Expert Evidence in Criminal Jury Trials” (2016) by Ian Freckelton QC, Jacqueline Horan, Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Blake McKimmie.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Secrets of local heritage places: An assessment of the integrity of the NSW ‘heritage conservation area’ legal regime” – Tristan Orgill; “Coastal defence structures – legal risks and legal opportunities” – Justine Bell-James; Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases; and a Digest of cases.