The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Governor-General is Australia’s head of state” – Sir David Smith KCVO, AO; “What do we learn from the Court of Appeal decision in Dion Investments and how can the finding be avoided?” – David K L Raphael; and “Mistaken consumer electronic payments: an Australian solution?” – R R Edwards. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; Admiralty and Maritime; Overseas Law; Recent Cases; a Book Review: “Clear & Concise – Become A Better Business Writer” by Susan McKerihan; and Answers to the Quiz.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The four methods of financial system regulation: An international comparative survey” – Andrew D Schmulow; “Thoughts for the litigant in person – some common, but unsuccessful, arguments which should not be raised in resisting the bank’s claim” – Lee Aitken; “Quality and safety for financial services and products” – Rhys Bollen; and “Takeovers financing – certain funding” – John Mosley and Cynthia Li. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; Securities and Mortgages; Tokyo; United Kingdom and Europe.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following content: “Can an Australian company use a dispute resolution clause in its constitution to bar shareholder class actions?” – James Emmerig; “Public interest litigation under s 50 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth): The case for amendment” – Tony Johnson; “Banning, disqualification and licensing powers: ACCC, APRA, ASIC and the ATO – Regulatory overlap, penalty privilege and law reform” – Tom Middleton; and the following sections: Corporate Insolvency: “Recovery from Ponzi scheme investors: New Zealand’s Fisk v McIntosh  NZHC 1403” – Trish Keeper; and Overseas Notes: New Zealand: “New Zealand rejects peak indebtedness” – Barry Allan.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “The litigation contract: The future roles of judges, counsel and lawyers in litigation” – Hon Marilyn Warren AC; “The application of statutory time limitation provisions by analogy to claims in equity’s exclusive jurisdiction” – Adrian O’Dea and Philippa O’Dea; and “A functional approach to teaching pleadings” – Margaret Castles. Also in this Part is a case note by Michael Legg, Greta Gingell and John Emmerig for the following case: Hodges v Waters (No 7)  FCA 264.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The resolution of construction law disputes in the 21st century: A view from the other side of the bar table – John Sharkey AM; “Fair play on the building site: How extending unfair contract term protections to small businesses will impact construction projects – Alisa Taylor; and “The quantification of loss caused by disruption: How applicable is the measured mile method? – Robert J Gemmell. Also in this Part is a Report on the following case: Sugar Australia Pty Ltd v Lend Lease Services Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The period of limitation in Victorian building actions” – David Levin; “Validity of premature adjudication applications: Challenges in Singapore’s approach” – Sze Hui Jasmine Low; and “Contract is king and time bars that bite: CMA Assets Pty Ltd v John Holland Pty Ltd [No 6]  WASC 217” – David Ulbrick. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd v Samsung C & T Corporation; Lamio Masonry Services Pty Ltd v TP Projects Pty Ltd; and Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is access to justice a right or a service?” – Steven Rares; “Some judicial fallacies concerning entire agreement clauses” – I M Jackman; and “The ex ante approach to assessing materiality: To what extent are subsequent price movements relevant?” – Andrew Eastwood. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Personalia; Around the Nation: Northern Territory, Corporations and Securities; Environmental Law; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Principles of Taxation Law 2015” by Kerrie Sadiq.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Natural capital risk management: Regulating the main externalities of business” – Rhett Martin; “The World Heritage Convention: Compliance, public participation and the rights of Indigenous people” – Simon Marsden; “‘Restorative justice activity’ orders: Furthering restorative justice intervention in an environmental and planning law context?” – Mark Hamilton; “Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales: A battleground between urban consolidation and green amenity” – Luke McGregor and Andrew H Kelly. This Part also includes a book review: “Interpreting Environmental Offences: The Need For Certainty” by Emma Lees – reviewed by Dr Chris McGrath.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Tax base erosion through thin capitalisation: Consequences of Australian reforms and the tax accounting interface” – Dean Hanlon and Les Nethercott; “Internal derivatives and the attribution of income and expenditure to permanent establishments of Australian banks” – Simon Croese; and “The constitutional validity of a statutory remedial power for the Commissioner of Taxation” – Nicole Wilson-Rogers. There is also an editorial, a Current note by Dr Terry Dwyer; and a Book review on “Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach” by Alan Schenk, Victor Thuronyi and Wei Cui, reviewed by Richard Krever.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “International arbitration in Australia: 2014/2015 in review” – Albert Monichino QC and Alex Fawke; “The (im)propriety of judicial mediation – David Kwok; “All the way with ADR: Further endorsement of ADR in litigation” – Tina Popa; “Religious tribunals and courts of law – are their decisions or procedural determinations subject to review by secular courts?” – Nadav Prawer; “Mediation of property division in late stage Family law matters: A procedural initiative” – Marilyn Scott; “Emotion in mediation” – Ken Skinner; and “Applying findings from neuroscience to inform and enhance mediator skills” – Craig Smith. It also contains Case notes: “Intervening in mediation; the right to public over private mediation; and mediation media watch” – David Spencer.