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 (commencing May 2016).
Assistant General Editors
Angelina Gomez, Lawyer, Perth
Clare Langford, Solicitor, Sydney
Ruth Higgins, Barrister, Sydney
Dr Nuncio D’Angelo, Solicitor, Sydney
• Administrative Law – Justice Melissa Perry
• Admiralty & Maritime – Dr Damien Cremean
• Book Reviews – Angelina Gomez
• Competition & Consumer Law – Robert Baxt AO
• Corporations & Securities – Robert Baxt AO
• Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
• Conveyancing & Property – Professor Peter Butt
• Crime & Evidence – Justice Priest
• Environmental Law – Justice Rachel Pepper
• Equity & Trusts – Justice Mark Leeming
• Family Law – Dr Richard Ingleby
• From the Law Schools – Professor Michael Coper
• Human Rights – Professor Simon Rice
• International Focus – Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz
• Overseas Law – Professor Colin Picker
• Personalia – Clare Langford
State and Territory Editors: Around the Nation
• Australian Capital Territory – Justice John Burns
• Northern Territory – Acting Justice Dean Mildren RFD
• Queensland – John McKenna QC
• South Australia – Justice Kevin Nicholson
• Tasmania – Justice Stephen Estcourt
• Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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Thomson Reuters offers its warmest congratulations to the Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC on her appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and to the Hon Justice James Edelman on his appointment to the Court. Their Honours will begin their terms in the Court’s first sitting of 2017. Both are exceptional appointments. Justice Kiefel’s ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Procedural Fairness: The Age of Legitimate Expectation is Over” – Naomi Sharp; and “His or Her Duty to Keep Secret” – Julie Kinross and Peter Davis QC.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; From the Law Schools; Human Rights; Equity and Trusts; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Books Received; Book Reviews: “Scholarly Misconduct: Law, Regulation, and Practice” by Ian Freckelton QC; “When Doctors and Parents Disagree: Ethics, Paediatrics and the Zone of Parental Discretion” by Rosalind McDougall, Clare Delany and Lynn Gillam; “Australian Domain Name Law” by Alpana Roy; and “Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW): A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation” by Miiko Kumar and Michael Legg; and an Obituary tribute to the late James Donald Merralls AM, QC, written by J H Karkar QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lord Atkin: Principle and Progress” – P D T Applegarth; and “What’s in a Name?” – Justice Emilios Kyrou. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Personalia; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases (Miller v The Queen, Compton v Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd, Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc, Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG); and Book Reviews.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL), the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), and the 30th anniversary of the Pearce Report on Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference is sponsored by the AAL and ALJ publisher Thomson Reuters, and is supported by ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It features the following articles: “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Pt IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; “Liquidator Remuneration, Creditor Dividends and the Public Interest: Recent NSW Supreme Court Decisions and the Continuing Need for Reform” – A Keith Thompson; “Should Lower Court Judges Bind Magistrates and Tribunals?” – Oliver Jones. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases, Book Reviews and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Restitution: Some Historical Remarks” – by Chief Justice Allsop (based on Forbes Society Lecture); and “A Legal and Historical Overview of the Land Borders of the Australian States” – Professor Gerard Carney. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues (with Guest Contributions by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Professor Greg Reinhardt); Conveyancing and Property; Admiralty and Maritime; Personalia; Recent Cases (Alqudsi v The Queen, Nicholson Street Pty Ltd v Letten, Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd); and a Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It contains the following articles: “Getting to Grips with Encroachments on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws: The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry” – Rosalind Croucher; “Why are Decisions on Family Property so Inconsistent?” – Patrick Parkinson AM. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Overseas Law; Environmental Law; Recent Cases, Book Reviews and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It contains the following articles: “The Australian Law Journal: Volume 90 and Beyond” – Justice François Kunc; “The State of the Australian Judicature” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; “The Future of Lawyers: Blue Sky or Dark Clouds Ahead?” – Fiona McLeod SC; “Change Drivers and their Likely Effects: Shifting Sands Beneath Australian Solicitors” – S Stuart Clark AM, Robert Leeder and Nicholas McBride; “The Evolving Role and Future of In-house Lawyers” – Gillian Wong and Emma Langoulant; “The Changing Environment in the Legal Profession and Legal Education: The Best of the Old World and the New” – Carolyn Evans; and “The Law and the Legal Profession in the Next Decade: The Student’s Perspective” – Paul Melican, Alex Bell-Rowe, Albert Patajo and Hannah McDonald. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Recent Cases, Books Received and a Book Review.
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