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.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal pays tribute to the late John B Dorter, who presided over the BCL as General Editor for many years, with a speech originally delivered by leading lawyer John Cooper; and an editorial homage by the new General Editor, Michael Christie SC. This Part also includes the following articles: “The measured mile: How to conduct the analysis” – Robert J Gemmell and Professor Randolph Thomas; “Contract Works insurance: Impact of industry body exclusions” – Patrick Mead. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Australian Vintage Ltd v Belvino Investments (No 2) Pty Ltd; Ryan v Worthington; and Nichols v Earth Spirit Home Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The Charter’s effect on administrative decision-making” – Janina Boughey; “The jurisdiction of the Independent Commission Against Corruption after High Court challenges and legislative amendment in 2015” – John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Holly Sara and Stephanie Stacey; and the following Articles: “Deliberative processes for administrative regulations: Unenforceable public consultation provisions and the courts” – Andrew Edgar; “Out of step? The New South Wales Parliamentary Evidence Act 1901” – Beverly Duffy and Sharon Ohnesorge; “The taming of the charitable shrew: State roll back of charity tax concessions” – Ian Murray; as well as Developments.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Could the Harper Review recommendations revive private enforcement of cartel prohibitions?” – Rebecca Gilsenan; “Place names as marketing tools: Legal issues in the use of geographic names” – Neil Francey; and “Are we there yet? A return to the rational for Australian consumer protection” – Brenton Lee Worth; and the following sections: Access to Services; Telecommunications; Case Notes; Tribunal Tableaux; Council Considerations; Energy Etchings; Snapshots; Report from Europe; Report from New Zealand; and Book Review.