Senator Michaelia Cash didn’t pull any punches when she identified the target of the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms: “militant … radical unions”. Speaking in the current issue of Workplace Review, the new Minister for Employment said the influence of “radical unions has consequences for the entire country in terms of our ability to ...more
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on crime in 2015: Analysis and jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “The vagaries of construction of the carriage service offence in s 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code” – Clive Turner; and “Recent developments in Canadian criminal law” – Gerry Ferguson and Benjamin L Berger. Also in this Part is an editorial on R v Pham (2015) 90 ALJR 13;  HCA 39 and its impact on the consistent application of sentencing principles; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
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.