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.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “No more Mr Nice Guy: The implied duty to cooperate and remedying another party’s mistaken breach” – Matthew Lees; “Corporate law reform in Australia: An analysis of the influence of ownership structures and corporate failure” – Vivien Chen, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; and “Section 92 of the Australian Constitution: The next phase” – Anthony Gray. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “High Court declines to clarify the Codelfa ‘ambiguity principle'” – Troy Keily; and Privacy: “Private life in a digital world” by Margaret Jackson and Gordon Hughes – book review by Lauren Anderson.
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.