The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Illegal phoenix activity: Quantifying its incidence and cost” – Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; “Unfair preferences: Putting an end to the peak indebtedness ‘rule’” – Stephen Russell and Sean Russell; and “The Australian Taxation Office – what role does it play in anti-phoenix activity?” – Colin Anderson, Jennifer Dickfos and Catherine Brown. It also contains and Editorial and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “The appointment of voluntary administrators, their conduct, and aspects of insolvency” – Dr David Morrison; Report from New Zealand: “Voidable transactions: recent developments” – Lynne Taylor; and a Book Review: “Cross-border Insolvency Law” – Stewart Maiden.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Neighbour disputes: ADR opportunities for councils in NSW” – Frances Richards; Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases; and a Digest of cases.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Defective Buildings and Pure Economic Loss Claims: The Return to an Exclusionary Rule?” – Adrian Baron. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Court-Appointed Referees”; and the following Case Reports: Amasya Enterprises Pty Ltd v Asta Developments (Aust) Pty Ltd; and Grocon Constructors (Qld) Pty Ltd v Juniper Developer No 2 Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australian legal responses to foreign fighters” – Keiran Hardy and George Williams; “The impact of compulsory examinations and abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination on criminal trials” – Alice Smith. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the moderation of its approach sentencing and lessons for Australia; Book Review: “Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System: Improving Communication for Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants” – Emily Henderson; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Deterring corporate wrongdoing: Penalties, financial services misconduct and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Helen Bird and George Gilligan; “The adequacy of ASIC’s “tool kit” to meet its obligations under corporations and financial services legislation” – Vicky Comino; “The Australian Sports Commission’s “Governance Reform in Sport” discussion paper and voting rules in corporate constitutions” – Robert D Macdonald and Ian Ramsay. This issue also includes the following sections: Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford: “Should the statutory business judgment rule apply to directors’ compliance decisions?” – Tim Connor.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding suggested priorities for the re-elected federal government. It also contains the following articles: “Remote signings under Australian law” – Bruce Whittaker; “Re-evaluating the elements of the insider trading offence: Should there be a requirement for the ‘possession’ of inside information?”– Juliette Overland and “Protecting consumers from unfair contract terms: Australian comparisons” – Paul Latimer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “Trusts, debt and powers of advancement: Fischer v Nemeske Pty Ltd” – James McComish; and New Zealand Newsletter: “The nature of reasonable credit fees” – Barry Allan.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “The evolution of the duty of decision-makers to give reasons” – Ronald Sackville; “Why do we have rules of procedural fairness?” – James Edelman; “Natural justice or procedural fairness” – Justice Alan Robertson and “The stakes of procedural fairness: Reflections on Australian position” – Kristen Rundle. Also in this Part are the following sections: Immigration and International Aspects, Work and Employment, Casenotes and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “What is taxable Australian real property” – Michael Rigby; and “A re-evaluation of Murry’s Case (1998) from a valuation perspective” – Dr Hung Chu. There is also an Editorial; and Book Review on “The Rise of the Value-Added Tax” by Kathryn James – reviewed by Richard Krever.
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on Rethinking Australian Water Law and Governance, with an Introduction by Guest Editor, Associate Professor Cameron Holley, and Darren Sinclair. This Part features the following articles: “National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property: Legal and practical perspectives” – Janice Gray and Louise Lee; “Governing water markets: Achievements, limitations and the need for regulatory reform” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “Public participation, litigation and adjudicative procedure in water resources management” – Bruce Lindsay; “Reimagining water buybacks in Australia: Non-governmental organisations, complementary initiatives and private capital” – Katherine Owens; “Broadening regulatory concepts and responses to cumulative impacts: Considering the trajectory and future of groundwater law and policy” – Rebecca Nelson; “Water law reform in the face of climate change: Learning from drought in Australia and the western United States” – Barbara Cosens; “Creating the next generation of water governance” – Paul Martin;and “Australia, wet or dry, north or south: Addressing environmental impacts and the exclusion of Aboriginal peoples in northern water development” – Lily O’Neill, Lee Godden, Elizabeth Macpherson and Erin O’Donnell.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “Fallout from the global financial crisis: Credit rating agencies in the frame” – Tony Ciro; and “Pulling back the shades: Demystifying vulture funds” – Adam Watterson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Commercial and Finance Law; Securities and Mortgages; Wealth Management; Recent Publications; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note marking changes to the Editorial Board.