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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In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
By The Hon Justice Trevor Riley. The role of an advocate before the courts, whether as a member of the Bar or otherwise, is a vital part of the system of justice enjoyed in this country. Advocates must maintain high standards of decency, integrity and fairness and provide full recognition to the duty of professional courtesy.
By Cameron Ford. For the first time since their enactment in 2004, an appellate court, in AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd v Mac-Attack Equipment Hire Pty Ltd (2009) 25 NTLR 14, has spoken on the construction security of payment legislation of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
By Chief Justice Brian Martin. The High Court has acknowledged that the stand taken by the court with respect to directions concerning proof beyond reasonable doubt is an “extreme and exceptional” one. What does beyond reasonable doubt mean? Why is it that judges believe it is an expression used and well understood by “ordinary people”? The experience of trial judges and research suggests otherwise.