The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Defective Buildings and Pure Economic Loss Claims: The Return to an Exclusionary Rule?” – Adrian Baron. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Court-Appointed Referees”; and the following Case Reports: Amasya Enterprises Pty Ltd v Asta Developments (Aust) Pty Ltd; and Grocon Constructors (Qld) Pty Ltd v Juniper Developer No 2 Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australian legal responses to foreign fighters” – Keiran Hardy and George Williams; “The impact of compulsory examinations and abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination on criminal trials” – Alice Smith. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the moderation of its approach sentencing and lessons for Australia; Book Review: “Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System: Improving Communication for Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants” – Emily Henderson; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Deterring corporate wrongdoing: Penalties, financial services misconduct and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Helen Bird and George Gilligan; “The adequacy of ASIC’s “tool kit” to meet its obligations under corporations and financial services legislation” – Vicky Comino; “The Australian Sports Commission’s “Governance Reform in Sport” discussion paper and voting rules in corporate constitutions” – Robert D Macdonald and Ian Ramsay. This issue also includes the following sections: Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford: “Should the statutory business judgment rule apply to directors’ compliance decisions?” – Tim Connor.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding suggested priorities for the re-elected federal government. It also contains the following articles: “Remote signings under Australian law” – Bruce Whittaker; “Re-evaluating the elements of the insider trading offence: Should there be a requirement for the ‘possession’ of inside information?”– Juliette Overland and “Protecting consumers from unfair contract terms: Australian comparisons” – Paul Latimer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Contracts and Restitution: “Trusts, debt and powers of advancement: Fischer v Nemeske Pty Ltd” – James McComish; and New Zealand Newsletter: “The nature of reasonable credit fees” – Barry Allan.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “The evolution of the duty of decision-makers to give reasons” – Ronald Sackville; “Why do we have rules of procedural fairness?” – James Edelman; “Natural justice or procedural fairness” – Justice Alan Robertson and “The stakes of procedural fairness: Reflections on Australian position” – Kristen Rundle. Also in this Part are the following sections: Immigration and International Aspects, Work and Employment, Casenotes and Book Reviews.
Amid the renewed debate on repealing or amending section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), former Federal Court judge and acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Ronald Sackville AO has proposed key amendments to the legislation. In an upcoming article in Thomson Reuters’ Australian Law Journal, entitled “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Part 2A of ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “What is taxable Australian real property” – Michael Rigby; and “A re-evaluation of Murry’s Case (1998) from a valuation perspective” – Dr Hung Chu. There is also an Editorial; and Book Review on “The Rise of the Value-Added Tax” by Kathryn James – reviewed by Richard Krever.
Thomson Reuters is pleased to welcome Sarah McNaughton SC, newly appointed Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Editorial Board of the Criminal Law Journal. Sarah holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney, and joined the New South Wales Bar in 1996. She was appointed senior counsel in 2011 and, prior to her appointment as CDPP, was ...more
Australia has been a world leader in water law and governance reform. However, after 20 years of progress, water is quickly slipping from the national agenda. Despite many remaining implementation challenges and drought risks, there has been little detailed intergovernmental direction about the “next steps” in Australia’s water strategy. At this critical juncture, this Special ...more
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on Rethinking Australian Water Law and Governance, with an Introduction by Guest Editor, Associate Professor Cameron Holley, and Darren Sinclair. This Part features the following articles: “National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property: Legal and practical perspectives” – Janice Gray and Louise Lee; “Governing water markets: Achievements, limitations and the need for regulatory reform” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “Public participation, litigation and adjudicative procedure in water resources management” – Bruce Lindsay; “Reimagining water buybacks in Australia: Non-governmental organisations, complementary initiatives and private capital” – Katherine Owens; “Broadening regulatory concepts and responses to cumulative impacts: Considering the trajectory and future of groundwater law and policy” – Rebecca Nelson; “Water law reform in the face of climate change: Learning from drought in Australia and the western United States” – Barbara Cosens; “Creating the next generation of water governance” – Paul Martin;and “Australia, wet or dry, north or south: Addressing environmental impacts and the exclusion of Aboriginal peoples in northern water development” – Lily O’Neill, Lee Godden, Elizabeth Macpherson and Erin O’Donnell.