Australian Business Law Review (ABLR)
Leading articles on relevant issues in areas including competition and consumer, taxation, corporate, environment (and related) law
About the Journal
As one of Australia’s most cited legal journals, the Australian Business Law Review’s reputation is well deserved. Each issue includes articles on business practices and commercial law in Australia and overseas.
The Australian Business Law Review (ISSN: 0310-1053) features commentary from Australia’s prominent commercial lawyers, presenting different views on the many elements of business law, concentrating in particular on competition and consumer law (both from an Australian and overseas perspective), regulation of business in various areas including environment protection, occupational health and safety, corporate law and taxation, as well as other emerging areas of business regulation.
In addition to the Articles, Section Notes provide coverage of a wide range of business law topics and also deal specifically with New Zealand, while Book Reviews on recently published business law titles feature regularly.
Professor Robert Baxt AO is Emeritus Partner at Freehills. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and Chairman of the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was the founder of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA) and the founding editor and now the General Editor of both the Company and Securities Law Journal and the Australian Business Law Review. He has also been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards by being awarded an Order of Australia for services to the law.
Professor Baxt is also Consulting Editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice and author and co-author of a number of publications, including The Baxt Report and Corporations Legislation Annual.
Stephen Corones, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, QUT
Professor Robert Baxt AO (Victoria)
Dr R Ian McEwin (Singapore)
Professor Philip Clarke (Victoria)
Andrew Rogers QC (New South Wales)
Jeffrey Hilton SC (New South Wales)
Professor Rex Ahdar (New Zealand)
The Hon Justice Ralph Simmonds (Western Australia)
Banking and finance – Associate Professor Paul Ali
Book reviews – Peter Lithgow
Commercial litigation – Professor Robert Baxt AO
Company law and securities – Professor Robert Baxt AO
Competition law and market regulation – Brent Fisse
Consumer dealings – Tracey Atkins
Contracts and restitution – Michael Borsky
Franchising – Frank Zumbo
Industrial law and relations – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos
Insurance and transport – Professor Julie-Anne Tarr
Intellectual property law – Campbell Thompson
Media and telecommunications – Dr Martyn Taylor
New Zealand newsletter – Professor Rex Ahdar
Occupational health and safety – Barry Sherriff
Privacy – Normann Witzleb
The consolidated table of authors and articles for this Journal is available here.
The following websites contain details of material published in the Journal:
http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/australian-legal-journals-index-online/productdetail/85643 (Australian Legal Journals Index)
https://clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/ (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)
The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles discussing insider trading and the “Chinese wall” defence, security interests within the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, standard of proof required in merger cases following Metcash, and procurement, social enterprises, co-operatives and public service. There is also a Contracts and Restitution section, the New Zealand Newsletter and two book reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Do we need a better way for reviewing mergers?” by Peter Strickland; “Precluding prescriptive duties in fiduciary relationships: The problems with the proscriptive delimitation” by Leon Firios; and “The SMSF trustee-members” by Josephine Castillo. Also included in this Part are several sections: Competition and Market Regulation; Consumer Dealings; Company Law and Securities; and New Zealand Newsletter.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on the corporate veil and whether it is a rebuttable presumption of independence, the US fraud-on-the-market theory and its applicability in Australian law, direct investment by State-owned enterprises in Australian public companies and the regulation of Australia’s credit card industry.
The February issue of ABLR contains an interesting mix of articles and sections covering a range of topics. The first article comes from Thanuja Rodrigo and discusses the Australian divergence from English law in matters restraining demands under on-demand guarantees. The second article by Nicholas Mavrakis and Michael Legg, examines the US Dodd-Frank whistleblower reforms and concerns regarding the bounty provisions.Also included are Banking and finance, Company law and securities and Competition law and market regulation sections.
The final Part for Volume 39 of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on increased private enforcement of cartel laws in Australia, deductibility of interest and the evolution of Australia’s harmonised OHS laws. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and a Banking and Finance section.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains several articles on a range of interesting topics, including the effectiveness of telecommunications access regulation, regulation of anticompetitive “understandings” and price signalling in Australia, consumer guarantees and extended warranties, and the nature and extent of risks faced by the not-for-profit sector. There are also two sections notes in “Contracts and Restitution” and “Competition Law and Market Regulation”.
The August 2011 issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains several interesting pieces on a range of topics. There are articles on the use of infringement notices by ASIC for alleged continuous disclosure contraventions, the Australian doctrinal position against the backdrop of good faith, the effect of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) on the Sale of Goods exceptions and much more.
The June 2011 issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains a range of interesting content including articles on ex-post assessments of competition agencies decisions, how the theoretical approach to coordinated effects analysis has changed over time and cartel compensation from a consumer’s perspective. There is also a section on Commercial Litigation and one on Media and Telecommunications.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
The April 2011 Issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains articles on a range of topics, including vicarious liability in the law of tort, corporate group structures and their legal status, whether or not a managed investment schemes or trusts can be “insolvent” and insurance coverage after natural disasters. There are also sections on Environmental Law and Contracts and Restitution.