Australian Law Journal, The (ALJ)
About the Journal
As one of the oldest and most cited legal journals in Australia, The Australian Law Journal (ISSN: 0004-9611) is the pre-eminent legal journal covering a spectrum of all the important current and historical legal issues. First published in 1927, each monthly Part contains the “Current Issues”, “Conveyancing and Property”, and “Recent Cases” Sections, along with a number of other informative and interesting Sections, as well as two or three articles written by leading legal practitioners, academics, and prominent members of the judiciary.
Justice François Kunc of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Assistant General Editors
Angelina Gomez, Lawyer, Perth
Emily Vale, Solicitor, Sydney
Ruth C A Higgins SC, Barrister, Sydney
Dr Nuncio D’Angelo, Solicitor, Sydney
• Administrative Law – Justice Melissa Perry
• Admiralty & Maritime – Dr Damien Cremean
• Book Reviews – Angelina Gomez
• Class Actions – Justice Michael B Lee
• Competition & Consumer Law – John Kettle
• Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
• Conveyancing & Property – Robert Angyal SC and Professor Brendan Edgeworth
• Corporations & Securities – Associate Professor Jason Harris
• Crime & Evidence – Justice Phillip Priest
• Current Issues – Justice François Kunc
• Environmental Law – Justice Rachel Pepper
• Equity & Trusts – Justice Mark Leeming
• Family Law – Dr Richard Ingleby
• From the Law Schools – Professor Michael Coper AO
• Human Rights – Professor Simon Rice
• International Focus – Professor Stuart Kaye
• The Legal Observer – Michael Pelly
• New Zealand – Justice Matthew Palmer
• Personalia – Emily Vale
• Recent Cases – Ruth C A Higgins SC
• Statutory Interpretation – Justice John Basten
• Technology and the Law – Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer
State and Territory Editors: Around the Nation
• Australian Capital Territory – Justice David Mossop
• Northern Territory – The Hon Dean Mildren RFD
• Queensland – John McKenna QC
• South Australia – Justice Kevin Nicholson
• Tasmania – Justice Stephen Estcourt AM
• Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft AM
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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This Special Issue of the Australian Law Journal on Religious Freedom contains the following articles: “The Future Of Religious Freedom” – Patrick Parkinson AM; “Can Australian Law Better Protect Freedom Of Religion?” – Nicholas Aroney; “Protecting Religious Freedom In A Human Rights Act” – Harry Hobbs and George Williams; “Towards Re-Thinking ‘Balancing’ In The Courts And The Legislature’s Role In Protecting Religious Liberty” – Joel Harrison; “Evidence Of Absence In The Ruddock Report” – Jeremy Patrick; “Religious Schools And Discrimination Against Staff On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation: Lessons From European Human Rights Jurisprudence” – Anja Hilkemeijer and Amy Maguire; “Religious Schools, Religious Vendors And Refusing Services After Ruddock: Diversity Or Discrimination?” – Alex Deagon; “Enforcing Conformity: Criminalising Religiously Inspired Acts” – Michael Quinlan; and “The Good Of Religion” – Joshua Neoh.
The Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland held a conference on 6 April 2019 to consider the future of religious freedom in Australia following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. Selected papers from the conference are to be published in a special edition of the Australian Law Journal in September entitled “Religious Freedom”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Vulnerability of Elders to Physical Harm and Death: Criminal Law Responses” – John Anderson; “Preventing Miscarriages of Justice: The Reliability of Forensic Evidence and the Role of the Trial Judge as Gatekeeper” – Chris Maxwell; “Rights and Freedoms under the Australian Constitution: What Are They and Do They Meet the Needs of Contemporary Australian Society?” – Ashleigh Mills; and “Prints, Profiles and Templates: Adducing Biometric Evidence in Australian Courts” – Marcus Smith and Gregor Urbas. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Equity and Trusts; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Does an Issue Estoppel Arise from a Foreign Court’s Determination of its Own Jurisdiction?” – Dan Butler; “‘Seeking Equal Dignity without Discrimination’ – The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Handling of Complaints” – Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM; “Alternative Facts in the Courts” – The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC; and “Exploring New and Old Ideas about Estoppel and Election” – The Hon K R Handley QC. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Victoria; Family Law; International Focus; Admiralty and Maritime; Competition and Consumer Law; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Statistics on Trial” – Professor John S Croucher AM; “Limitation of Actions and Specific Performance” – Perry Herzfeld; “Liability of Educational Institutions for Child Abuse” – Jack Maxwell; “From Morotai To Manus: The Australian War Crimes Trials of The Japanese, 1945–1951 and The Australian Legal Profession” – Narrelle Morris; and “Law Schools and The Burden Of Bureaucracy: Release The Yoke (A Plea From The Coalface). Part 2: International Comparators and A Proposal” – Olivia Rundle and Lynden Griggs. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Corporations and Securities; Class Actions; Around the Nation: Australian Capital Territory; Personalia; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Courts as (Living) Institutions and Workplaces” – Chief Justice James Allsop; “Law Reform – Future Directions” – The Hon Justice S C Derrington; “Law Schools and The Burden Of Bureaucracy: Release The Yoke (A Plea From The Coalface). Part 1: Over-Regulation in Australia” – Olivia Rundle and Lynden Griggs; and “The Animal as a Chattel? Conferring Equitable Rights on Nonhuman Animals” – Scott Wotherspoon. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law; Corporations and Securities; Statutory Interpretation; Around the Nation: Australian Capital Territory; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; and Book Review.
The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, together with The Australian Law Journal, hosted “Religious Freedom after Ruddock”, a conference held on 6 April 2019.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Reforming the Australian Law of Contract – Some Practical Next Steps” – John Eldridge; “Internment of Terrorism Suspects and the Australian Constitution” – Anthony Gray; and “The Internationalisation of Australian Criminal Lawyers: 25 Years of Australians in The Hague” – Sarah Pitney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Class Actions; Recent Cases; and Personalia.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Proportionate Liability in Commercial Cases: Principles and Practice” – Graeme S Clarke QC; “Barbaro in Queensland: Exceptionalism Again?” – H G Fryberg QC; and “Can Schools be Liable to their Staff and Students for Sun-Related Injury?” – David Hertzberg. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law, Family Law, Technology and the Law; and Recent Cases.
The Australian Law Journal is pleased to welcome Professor Stuart Kaye as the new Section Editor of the International Focus column, taking over from Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz who will be working on his last column in the December issue. Stuart Kaye is Director and Senior Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He was formerly a Dean and Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia, and held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2010. He completed his degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, and completed his doctorate in law at Dalhousie University. He is admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland.