The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Revenue v capital: A new direction, or back to the future?” – AH Slater QC; “The debt-equity rules: A continuing experiment in economic substance” – Jesse Murphy; and “Applying VAT to financial services in China: Opportunities for China and lessons for the world?” – Yan Xu and Richard Krever. There is also an Editorial; and Book Reviews on “Tax Simplification” by Chris Evans, Rick Krever and Peter Mellor – reviewed by Helen Hodgson; and “International and Cross-Border Taxation in New Zealand” by Professor Craig Elliffe – reviewed by Kerrie Sadiq.
The latest Part of Online Currents includes the following content: “Ebook apps: Reading to experience” – Agata Mrva-Montoya; “Allowing for depreciation: GLAM sector collaboration and convergence” – Paul Bentley; “Building competence for knowledge organisation” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Multiple layers of digital inclusion” – Kim M Thompson; Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following articles based on papers originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference, “Victims of the System” in Bali (June 2013): “Unnecessary suffering: Violence against Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory – A discussion of contemporary issues and possible ways forward” – Justice Jenny Blokland; “Boat people as victims of the system: Mandatory sentencing of ‘people smugglers’ – Politics or justice?” – Dina Yehia SC; “Vulnerability, risk and justice for children and young people in the Northern Territory” – Howard Bath; as well as a look at 2015 legislative reforms to summary procedure in “Recent legislative reforms to summary procedure in the Northern Territory” – Leonique Swart.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Requiring proof of individual reliance to establish causation in disclosure-based shareholder class actions: The role of principle and policy” – James Argent; “Equitable subrogation of banks and other secured creditors for the recovery of statutory employee entitlements: A ‘new class of case’ or simply a different perspective?” – Dr Garry J Hamilton; “‘The easy way or the hard way’: Should directors cooperate with regulators?” – Emily Rumble; and the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Barbarians at the gate? Activist investors and s 249N of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Jason Harris; and Overseas Notes: Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Modernising company law: The Singapore experience” – Pey-Woan Lee and Christopher Chen.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Legislating for co-operative identity: The new co-operatives national law in Australia” – Ann Apps; “Corporate and personal liability for ‘culture’ in corporations?” – John HC Colvin and James Argent; and “Are directors liable in negligence for misstatements in a prospectus?” – Victoria Stace. This issue also includes the following sections: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Professor Jean Jacques du Plessis: “Disclosure of non-financial information: A powerful corporate governance tool”; Directors’ Duties: “Corporate culpability, stepping stones and Mariner: Contention surrounding directors’ duties where the company breaches the law” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; and a Book Review: “Directors’ Duties: Principles and Application” – JH Farrar.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lord Denning: His Judicial Philosophy” – Justice James Douglas; and “Australia is Different: Restitution and the Australian Constitution” – Brian Mason. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Equity and Trusts; Admiralty and Maritime; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on crime in 2015: Analysis and jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “The vagaries of construction of the carriage service offence in s 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code” – Clive Turner; and “Recent developments in Canadian criminal law” – Gerry Ferguson and Benjamin L Berger. Also in this Part is an editorial on R v Pham (2015) 90 ALJR 13;  HCA 39 and its impact on the consistent application of sentencing principles; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Broadening the traditional use of mediation to resolve interlocutory issues arising in matters before the courts” – Adele Carr; “Should mediation be the first step in all Family Law Act proceedings?” – Judge Joe Harman; “Facilitating systemic outcomes through anti-discrimination conciliation and the role of the conciliator in this quest” – Rosalie Poole; and “Encouraging dialogue between large and diverse groups: the emerging field of facilitation” – John Woodward. It also contains Case Notes: “Developments in the USA – Contractual damages from a breach of a confidentiality clause in a mediation agreement; a lack of good faith in mediation; and mediation media-watch” – David Spencer; and a Book Review: “International Arbitration & Global Governance Contending Theories and Evidence” by Walter Mattli and Thomas Dietz – review by Magdalene D’Silva.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Financial counselling and the self-represented debtor in the Federal Circuit Court bankruptcy list: An analysis of a recent pilot service” – Paul Ali, Lucinda O’Brien and Ian Ramsay; and “Deeds of company arrangement and secured creditors” – David Morrison; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Never mind the law: Just hurry up and collect more tax! the ATO persists with unnecessary litigation” – David Morrison; Report from New Zealand: “Recent personal insolvency decisions” – Lynne Taylor; and a Book Review: “Insolvent Investments” – review by Michael Murray and Jason Harris.