Northern Territory Law Journal and Reports (NTLJ)
About the Journal
The Northern Territory Law Journal (ISSN: 1038-9237) features topical articles on legal developments and issues of interest to practitioners and researchers both within the Northern Territory and in other Australian jurisdictions.
Cameron Ford is a Barrister, mediator and an adjudicator and has been a lawyer for over 20 years.
Mr Ford is the Foundation Editor of the Australian Capital Territory Law Reports and the General Editor of the Northern Territory Law Reports (published in conjunction with the Northern Territory Law Journal).
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This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the article “When the vulnerable offend?” – Judge Sue Oliver; and the following article based on a paper originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference in 2015: “Unjust Labels – joint enterprise and extended common purpose” – Felicity Gerry QC and Suzan Cox QC; as well as Case Notes.
This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following article based on a paper originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference in 2015: “Ethics and etiquette” – Justice Graham Hiley RFD and Kate Bulling; the articles “The right to silence” –
David Morters; “Driving whilst disqualified – A case for change” – Julian R Murphy and Hugo Moodie; as well as a ceremonial sitting to welcome the Hon Chief Justice Michael Grant as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; and a Generalia section on legal posts, appointments and movements.
This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following articles based on papers originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference, “Victims of the System” in Bali (June 2013): “Unnecessary suffering: Violence against Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory – A discussion of contemporary issues and possible ways forward” – Justice Jenny Blokland; “Boat people as victims of the system: Mandatory sentencing of ‘people smugglers’ – Politics or justice?” – Dina Yehia SC; “Vulnerability, risk and justice for children and young people in the Northern Territory” – Howard Bath; as well as a look at 2015 legislative reforms to summary procedure in “Recent legislative reforms to summary procedure in the Northern Territory” – Leonique Swart.
The latest Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lawyers as victims” – The Hon Dean Mildren AM RFD QC; “Representing minority victims in genocide trials” – Lyma Nguyen; “Problems with civil commitment of sex offenders” – Olav Nielssen; and “Invisible clients: People with cognitive impairments in the Northern Territory Court of Summary Jurisdiction” – Madeleine Rowley.
The latest Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal publishes on a range of interesting topics, including the interaction between the Aboriginal people of the Territory and the court; the clash of customary law and Australian law; Ngarra law; and legal education in remote Aboriginal communities. Also included in this Part is a case note on civil procedure reforms and a Comment:”Wunungmurra, The Intervention and the Cab-Rank Rule”. Not to be missed.
The latest Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes an article by George Williams AO which addresses the place of the Northern Territory under the Australian Constitution, and the status of Territorians as “secondclass citizens”.. This Part also includes an article by Patrick Bolton which considers the development and juridical basis of a doctor’s duty of care after Young v Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc and argues that its extension to preventable conditions is both contrary to principle and unachievable. There is also a “Current Issue” section looking at the content of double jeopardy in Crown appeals and a “Case notes” section.
CASE NOTES EXCERPT FROM NTLJ (APRIL 2012)* For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court has prevented an autopsy being performed on an Aboriginal person for cultural beliefs, first in Raymond-Hewitt v Northern Territory Coroner  NTSC 9417 and now in Evans v Northern Territory Coroner  NTSC 100. In both cases, the ...more
The second Part of Volume 2 of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes two interesting articles and several case notes. The first article comes from PA Keane and is based on the inaugural oration delivered by Justice Keane at the Inaugural Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance at Charles Darwin University. The second article is by Cameron Ford and discusses whether the Anunga Guidelines can be accommodated within the Uniform Evidence Act regime.
The October 2011 issue of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes articles on Crown appeals with relation to double jeopardy, the court’s duty to ascertain jurisdiction and the Territory Supreme Courts and Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (NSW). This Part also includes case notes and a note on the centenary ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.
By Cameron Ford* The Northern Territory Supreme Court has considered for the first time in a published decision the presumption against bail in s 7A(2) of the Bail Act (NT). In R v Wilson  NTSC 15, Reeves J held that the section imposed a heavy burden on an applicant for bail who must show ...more