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.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Restorative justice intervention in a compulsory acquisition context: Applicability” – Mark Hamilton; “Human rights cities – how does Australia fare?” – Hanna Jaireth; and Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases.
This Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes the following articles: “The long-run efficiency gains in public-to-private transfers – new evidence from earnings announcements” – Paul Docherty and Steve Easton; “Twin peaks – the legal and regulatory anatomy of Australia’s system of financial regulation” – Andrew Godwin and Ian Ramsay; “Debt for equity swaps and corporate restructuring under s 444GA of the Corporations Act” – Ryan J Turner; and “Surcharging for payment: Payment systems regulation and the constitution of a new economic norm” – Ann Wardrop.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Securities and Mortgages; Wealth Management; Recent Publications; United Kingdom and Europe; as well as a Forum piece by Alan O’Sullivan, which provides a practitioner’s market-based perspective to complement the article by Docherty and Easton in this Part.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Magna Carta and the Executive” – James Spigelman; “Much ado about nothing: Why accepting an invitation did not make Dyson Heydon AC, QC appear biased” – Louise Floyd; and “The tyranny of small differences: Culpability gulf between subjective and objective tests for extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Laura Stockdale. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Residential Tenancies: Law and Practice – New South Wales” (6th ed) by Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen and Sophie Bentwood.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Myth drives Australian Government attack on standing and environmental ‘lawfare’” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Strategic environmental assessment of Australian offshore oil and gas development: Ecologically sustainable development or deregulation?” – Simon Marsden; “Planning and development dilemmas in a minority government: Restoring community or held to ransom?” – Philippa England; “Governance of Tasmania’s private bushlands: Artful ensemble or hodgepodge?” – Benjamin Richardson and Tom Baxter; and “Blue carbon for reducing the impacts of climate change: An Indonesian case study” – Ajar Buditama. This Part also includes a book review: “The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers” by Charles Banner – reviewed by Jess Feehely.
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “The innovation patent system: Lessons for Australia in the IP reform process” – Mark Davison; “Invisible trademark infringement and passing off on the internet: Meta-tags, search engines, initial interest confusion and reform” – Mahmoud Mando.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Provisions of the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld) should be amended to allow the purpose of the Act to be fulfilled” – Glenn Wood JD; “Admission to legal practice in Queensland – cases and processes” – Francesca Bartlett and Linda Haller; and the following sections: Commercial law; Criminal law; Industrial law; and Book reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Cunningham v Gapes  QDC 5.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine features a special issue on the topic of commercial surrogacy, prefaced with an “Introductory note” by Chief Judge John H Pascoe and followed by five articles which examine some areas of development, regulation and debate: “The regulation of commercial surrogacy: The wrong answers to the wrong questions” – Anita Stuhmcke; “Responsive regulation of cross-border assisted reproduction” – Jenni Millbank; “Commercial surrogacy and the human right to autonomy” – Ronli Sifris; “Genes and gestation in Australian regulation of egg donation, surrogacy and mitochondrial donation” – Karinne Ludlow; “The Family Courts and parentage of children conceived through overseas commercial surrogacy arrangements: A child-centred approach” – Adiva Sifris.
This Part also includes the following sections: Guest Editorial: “Commercial surrogacy: What role for law in Australia?” – Ronli Sifris, Karinne Ludlow and Adiva Sifris; Legal Issues: “Defining seclusion and restraint: Legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives” – Cath Roper, Bernadette McSherry and Lisa Brophy; Medical Issues: “The dangers of dementia: Getting the balance right” – Ross Bicknell, Joseph Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Lecretia Seales and aid in dying in New Zealand” – Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “The role of observation and feedback in enhancing performance with medication administration” – Karen Davies, Charles Mitchell and Ian Coombes; Medical Law Reporter: “Myriad voices against gene patents in the High Court” – Lucas McCallum and Thomas Faunce; and Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Medical and scientific authorship: A conflict between discipline rules and the law” – Elizabeth Adeney; “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A consideration of sentencing and unreliable confessions” – Heather Douglas; “Cutting the cord: Can society over-invest in extremely premature and critically impaired neonates?” – Neera Bhatia; “Nazi medical experiments on Australian prisoners of war: Commentary on the testimony of an Australian soldier” – George M Weisz; “A problem of modernity: Dual burial plots, the right to inter, and the interrelationship between the two” – Lynden Griggs; and “Our Father who art in prison: Conviction and rehabilitation for Australian Catholic clergy who are child sexual offenders” – Mike O’Connor. There is also a Book Review of “Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making” – by Neera Bhatia.
The latest Part of Online Currents includes the following content: “MOOCs” – Jane Douglas; “Innovation in Knowledge Organisation: A conference report” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; “Screencasting: Easier than you think” – Jon Jermey; and Freeing data from the catalogue: Re-imagining the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI)” – Judith Cannon and Jenny Wood; Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.