The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “The Constitutional Price of Justice” – Matthew Groves and Jill Murray; “State Tribunals, Judicial Power and the Constitution: Some Practical Responses” – Anna Olijnyk and Stephen McDonald; “The French Court and the Kable Doctrine” – Fiona Wheeler; and the following Articles: “Evading Scrutiny: Orders for Papers and Access to Cabinet Information by the New South Wales Legislative Council” – Sharon Ohnesorge and Beverly Duffy; “After Kong Yunming v Director of Social Welfare: The Status of Socioeconomic Rights in Hong Kong” – Pok Yin S Chow; “Parliamentary Appointment or Popular Election? Breaking the Impasse on Models for an Australian ‘Westminster Republic'” – Michael Duffy, Steve Perryman and Anthony Cianflone; Book review: “Political Jurisprudence” – reviewed by Edward Willis; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the tribute: “Professor Robert (Bob) Baxt AO” – Ruth Baxt; and the following articles: “Australian Regulation of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology in Banking and Finance” – Annabelle Simpson; “Disclosures and Reporting of Financial Derivatives: Evidence from Australia’s S&P/ ASX 50 Listed Firms” – Tony Ciro and Bulend Terzioglu; “Voluntary Arrangements and the “Clean Slate” Mess” – Paulina Fishman; and “Deposit Insurance: Friend or Foe?” – Crosby Radburn. Also in this Part are the following sections: Commercial and Financial Law; Insolvency Law and Management; and New Zealand.
The Australian Law Journal is delighted to announce the launch of two new sections, “Class Actions” (headed by The Hon Justice Michael B Lee) and “Technology and the Law” (co-edited by Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer), as well as the appointment of John Kettle for the “Competition and Consumer Law” section, and Associate Professor Jason Harris as the new “Corporations and Securities” Section Editor.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “What’s Equity got to do with the Environment?” – Justice Brian J Preston; “Regulating Humanitarian Assistance by Australian Charities: Legal Tools to Deter Funding of Terrorism Abroad” – Gregory Rose; and “The Liability Blind Spot: Civil Liability’s Blurred Vision of Conditionally Automated Vehicles” – Ella Pyman. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Family Law; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Class Actions”. Against the backdrop of the ALRC and VLRC inquiries into class actions and litigation funding currently underway, this very timely issue covers the following articles: “Class Actions: Historical Highlights” – John Basten; “Class Action Commencement in Australia: A Practical Approach” – Nick Beaumont SC; “The Use and Abuse of Security for Costs in Class Actions” – Peter Cashman; “Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification” – Michael Legg; and “Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements” – Samuel J Hickey and Michael Legg.
This month, the ALRC released its Discussion Paper on its Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (June 2018), inviting submissions and outlining its key proposals and questions around whether and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders should be subject to Commonwealth regulation. The President of the ALRC, the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington, identifies some of the ALRC’s early findings and emphasises the need to look to counterpart jurisdictions to ensure a global approach in developing the class actions regime in Australia.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Thirty Years Is Long Enough: It Is Time to Create a Process That Ensures Covert Recordings Used as Evidence in Court Are Interpreted Reliably” – Helen Fraser; “On Public Opinion Discourse: Justice Applications’ – Pamela D Schulz OAM and Andrew J Cannon AM; and “Right Here Waiting For You: The New Social Media Chapter in the Australian Guide to Judicial Conduct” – Marilyn Bromberg.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Refugee Protection and State Security in Australia: Piecing Together Protective Regimes” – Peter Billings; “Characterising Migration Directions as Legislative Instruments: Implications for Judicial Review” – Christopher Chiam; and “Planning and Soft Law” – Greg Weeks and Linda Pearson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Imposing Fiduciary Duties on Credit Rating Agencies Towards Investors” – Meena Hanna; “Whistleblowing and Corporate Governance: Regulating to Reap the Governance Benefits of ‘Institutionalised’ Whistleblowing” – Sulette Lombard and Vivienne Brand; and “From Damages to Disgorgement: Civil Remedies for Insider Trading in Australia” – Mark Watts. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Vale: “Bob Baxt” – Rosemary Langford; Current Developments – Legal and Administrative: “Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Flugge: Section 180 Strikes Again” – Tim Bednall; Corporate Finance: “Refinancing Purchase Money Security Interests: A Note on Allied Distribution Finance Pty Ltd v Samwise Holdings Pty Ltd” – Anthony Duggan; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Confucian Teaching as an Ethical Compass in Business” – Charles KN Lam and Professor SH Goo; Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: “An Analysis of the Business Objectives of the Largest Listed Companies in Australia, The United Kingdom and the United States” – Ian Ramsay and Belinda Sandonato; and New Zealand: “Crowd-Sourced Funding, Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Australia and New Zealand” – Dr Gordon Walker.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Migratory Boundaries of Coastal Properties in Cases of Artificially Caused Erosion” – Brent Michael; “Better Protecting Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements in Queensland: A New Class of Easement?” – Tim Wishart and Margaret Stephenson; “Up in the Air(bnb): Can Short-term Rentals Be Tamed?” – Laura Schatz and Rebecca Leshinsky; Essay: “Baseball, Friendship, Law and Property” – Paul Babie; Consumer Issues: “A Law of Neighbours: Views, Sunlight, and Intervention” – Lynden Griggs; Singapore and Hong Kong: “Recent Developments: Presumed Resulting Trusts, Vitiating Factors for Trusts, Interrupting Adverse Possession, and Abandonment of Leasehold Covenants” – Kelvin Low and Alvin See; United States: “Joint Tenancy – Severance – Unilateral Severance without Notice to Other Joint Tenant” – John Orth; South Australia: “The Annual Rent Threshold Triggering the Application of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA)” – Paul Babie; and Victoria: “Part Performance: When It Is the Context that Counts” – Vanessa Johnston. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; General Editor and South Australia Editor – Paul Babie.