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 (from 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 the following articles: “‘Judges’ Sons Make the Final Sacrifice’: The Story of the Australian Judicial Community in the First World War” – Tony Cunneen; “The Honourable Sir Kenneth Jacobs KBE: A Centenary Appreciation” – Hon William Gummow AC; “The Honourable Septimus Burt KC” – Julian Burt and Angelina Gomez; “The Changing Face of Judicial Leadership: A Western Australian Perspective” – Robert French AC. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Administrative Law; Personalia; Admiralty and Maritime; International Focus; Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Not worth the paper they’re not written on? Executing documents (including deeds) under electronic documentation platforms: Part B” – Diccon Loxton; “Burqas and Niqabs in the courtroom: Finding practical solutions” – Renae Barker. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; International Focus; Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Ingleby will be joining The Australian Law Journal team as the new Section Editor of the Family Law section, as our outgoing editor Dr Anthony Dickey QC retires from the post which he has held since 1988. Dr Richard Ingleby becomes the editor of the Family Law Section with extensive experience as ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Values in public law” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO (based on address given at the James Spigelman Oration 2015, Sydney); and “Not worth the paper they’re not written on? Executing documents (including deeds) under electronic documentation platforms: Part A” – Diccon Loxton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary.
The subject of gender equality has been a hot topic in the media with recent coverage on state and national programs to tackle the bias in the legal profession. The question of why so few women appear before the High Court, and why even fewer have speaking roles has been raised by Professor George Williams ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Chief Justice Robert French AC” – Chief Justice Wayne Martin; “Appearing in the French Court” – Justice Stephen McLeish; and “The High Court under Chief Justice Robert French” – Harry Hobbs, Andrew Lynch and George Williams. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Personalia; and Recent Cases.
The 40th anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia looks back to insights provided by The Australian Law Journal and other significant legal records and writings.
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.