The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Class actions in New Zealand: The necessity for introducing a class action regime” – Chris Patterson; “Security for costs for corporate plaintiffs: Is constrained judicial discretion impeding access to justice?” – Rebecca Wheeler; and “Exploring eCourt innovations in New South Wales civil courts” – Philippa Ryan and Maxine Evers. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments and the following sections: Court watch: “The overarching objective in practice” – Dr Bernard Cairns; and Case note: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C  EWCOP 80; Seales v Attorney General  NZHC 1239 – by William Fotherby.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform in Australia” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “The treatment of intersex and the problem of delay: The Australian Senate inquiry into intersex surgery and conflicting human rights for children” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Regulation of Australian medical professionals and national security: Lessons from three case studies” – Thomas Faunce, Michael McKenna, Johanna Rayner and Jazmin Hawes. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The New Zealand Coroners Amendment Bill’s proposed approach to health care-related deaths that are reportable to the coroner” – Jennifer Moore, Tim Stokes and Ben Gray; “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotion, families and the coroner” – Gordon Tait, Belinda Carpenter, Carol Quadrelli and Michael Barnes; “Negotiating grief and trauma in the coronial jurisdiction” – Marc Trabsky and Paula Baron; “‘Blowed off by a side wind’? Coronial inquests following criminal acquittals” – John Aberdeen; “The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales” – Stephanie Dartnall and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Does the removal of anonymity reduce sperm donors in Australia?” – Damian H Adams, Shahid Ullah and Sheryl de Lacey; “Recall and understanding of risk in endodontics: A questionnaire survey” – Mark Johnstone, Stephen Harlamb and Peter Parashos; “Health complaints and regulatory reform: Implications for vulnerable populations?” – Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Mary Chiarella, Belinda Bennett, Merrilyn Walton, Patrick J Kelly and Claudette S Satchell; “Defining deviation: The peer professional opinion defence and its relationship to scope expansion and emerging non-medical health professions” – Jon Wardle; “A Hospital-based Patient Legal Clinic” – Liz Bishop, Hana Shahkhan and Bebe Loff; “Beyond the corporeal: Extending propertisation of body parts to derivative information” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Biobanking: Relational obligations” – Valmaine Toki. There is also a review of the book “Saviour Siblings: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction” by Michelle Taylor-Sands – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Ten years of public nuisance in Queensland” – Tamara Walsh; “An analysis of the courts’ assessment of problem gambling in sentencing” – Luke D Neal; and “Penalties and punishment: People smugglers before Australian courts” – Andreas Schloenhardt and Colin Craig. Also in this Part is an editorial on the current Australian position under McAuliffe v The Queen, contrasted with the recently revised approach in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen  UKSC 8;  UKPC 7; Case and Comment: “Undoing a ‘wrong turn’: The implications of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen for the doctrine of extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Sarah Pitney; Book Review: “Road Safety Law Victoria” by Greg Connellan, Kerryn Cockroft and Kyle McDonald – reviewed by Paul Holdenson QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal includes the following content: GST Update: “Practical considerations for property developers” – Clive Bird; Case Note: “The Raschta coatings decision: Why can’t the Commissioner and taxpayers just get along?” – Gina Lazanas and Robyn Thomas; GST News – compiled by Lisa Lynch; News from Asia Pacific: “New Zealand offshore supplier GST registration legislation” – David White; and GST TAX Q&A: “Sale of former farm land with a private residence” and “Creditable acquisition – expenses incurred in preparation for sale of property” – Thomson Reuters’ Tax Q&A service.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Biodiversity offsets: Adequacy and efficacy in theory and practice” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston; “Energy regulation for a low carbon economy: Obstacles and opportunities” – Neil Gunningham and Megan Bowman; “Rising standards: Climate change and professional liability in the construction industry” – Tim Rankin.
We are pleased to announce that Michael Christie SC has been appointed as the new General Editor of the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL), commencing with Volume 32 Part 1. Mr Christie was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and brings the expertise of many years acting extensively across construction industry disputes. He is a graduate ...more
Befitting her position as the Federal Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash affirmed her commitment to boosting the participation of women in the workforce and to reducing the gender pay gap in a broad ranging interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1). The Senator also spoke of the ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The award of wasted costs arising from defective expert evidence” – Dr Ian Freckelton QC; “Therapeutic jurisprudence in the coronial jurisdiction” – Isabel Roper and Vivien Holmes; “The International Framework for Court Excellence and therapeutic jurisprudence: Creating excellent courts and enhancing wellbeing” – E Richardson, Magistrate P Spencer and Prof D Wexler; “Improving the use of court decisions in the Federal Circuit Court” – Grant T Riethmuller; and “The High Court and the cocktail party from hell: Can social media improve community engagement with the courts?” – Andrew Henderson. There is also a review of the following book: “Expert Evidence in Criminal Jury Trials” (2016) by Ian Freckelton QC, Jacqueline Horan, Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Blake McKimmie.
The 2016 meeting of the Criminal Law Journal Editorial Board was held on 22 March at Government House, Tasmania. Thomson Reuters and the Board are both grateful to Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, for hosting the event. This year marks the Journal’s 40th year in publication. The Journal was first published in 1977 and over ...more
Reinstatement is the primary remedy in unfair dismissal cases under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), but as two articles in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1) make clear, more often than not monetary compensation is the remedy provided in successful claims. One reason for this suggested by James ...more