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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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
Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the ALJ, commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team. The May issue of the ALJ opens with his Honour’s appreciation for the remarkable achievements and tenure of the previous General Editor, the ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal introduces the first “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. This Part contains the following articles: “Retirement of the Hon Peter W Young AO QC: Seventh Editor of the Australian Law Journal” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “The Interaction of Statute Law and Common Law” – Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; and “How Should Academia, the Practising Profession and the Courts Assist Each Other in the Education of Australian Lawyers?” – Ailsa McKeon. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; Overseas Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Human Rights; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal opens with one last “Current Issues” section from the pen of Acting Justice Peter W Young AO in his role as General Editor of the ALJ. This Part includes the following articles: “Orthodoxy Lost: The (Ir)relevance of Causation in Quantifying Breach of Trust Claims” – Nicholas A Tiverios and Clare McKay; “Prenatal Duty of Care: A Consideration of the Current Formulation of the Law and the Various Policy Arguments” – Casey Williamson; and “Terrorism, Shari’a and the Isolating of Islam” – Neville Cox and Hannah O’Farrell. Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Constitutional Law; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary.
Members of the bench, bar, academia and all walks of the legal profession gathered for a historic occasion to mark the retirement of the longest-serving General Editor of the The Australian Law Journal, the Hon Acting Justice Peter Wolstenholme Young AO, at a farewell reception held on Wednesday 27th April at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Acting Justice Young served on the bench ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Widening Net of Preventative Detention and the Unfit for Trial” – Kerri Eagle and Andrew Ellis; and “Construction of Contracts after Mount Bruce Mining V Wright Prospecting” – Daniel Reynolds. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Lord Denning: His Judicial Philosophy” – Justice James Douglas; and “Australia is Different: Restitution and the Australian Constitution” – Brian Mason. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Equity and Trusts; Admiralty and Maritime; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Magna Carta and the Executive” – James Spigelman; “Much ado about nothing: Why accepting an invitation did not make Dyson Heydon AC, QC appear biased” – Louise Floyd; and “The tyranny of small differences: Culpability gulf between subjective and objective tests for extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Laura Stockdale. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Residential Tenancies: Law and Practice – New South Wales” (6th ed) by Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen and Sophie Bentwood.