Australian Law Journal, The (ALJ)
About the Journal
As one of the most cited legal journals in Australia, The Australian Law Journal is the pre-eminent legal journal covering 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 substantial articles written by leading legal practitioners, academics, or prominent members of the judiciary.
Acting Justice Peter W Young AO of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has held the post of ALJ General Editor since 1992.
Assistant General Editors
Angelina Gomez, Lawyer, Perth.
Sienna Merope, Lawyer, Sydney.
Administrative Law – Justice Melissa Perry
Admiralty & Maritime – Dr Damien Cremean
Around the Nation:
Northern Territory – Acting Justice Dean Mildren RFD
Queensland – John McKenna QC
Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft
Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
Book Reviews – Angelina Gomez
Competition & Consumer Law – Robert Baxt AO
Corporations & Securities – Robert Baxt AO
Common Law – Professor Barbara McDonald and Barbara Peden
Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
Conveyancing & Property – Professor Peter Butt
Crime & Evidence – Justice Priest
Elder Law – Pam Suttor
Environmental Law – Justice Rachel Pepper
Equity & Trusts – Justice Mark Leeming
Family Law – Dr Anthony Dickey QC
Human Rights – Professor Simon Rice
International Focus – Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz
Overseas Law – Professor Colin Picker
Personalia – Sienna Merope
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Raising the flag: Revisiting choice of law rules for shipboard torts” – Nigel Rein; “The immunity of leaders of constituent territories: The generosity of the Australian position” – Lucas Bastin; and the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Overseas Law; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
Recently there has been much debate on whether defendants can receive a fair trial in high-profile cases. It is now a matter of course that trials involving celebrities or public figures such as Oscar Pistorius, or the infamous OJ Simpson prosecution will attract public interest. However other crimes and cases grip the public attention from ...more
The Australian Law Journal has been recording and analysing legal developments since it started publishing in 1927. Alongside wide-scale changes in the law, it also includes some of the law’s more interesting quirks and unexpected developments. We’ve had a look through the online backset on Westlaw AU to find some highlights. In 1951, the ...more
The Australian Law Journal has been recording and analysing legal developments since it started publishing in 1927. We’ve had a look through the online backset on Westlaw AU to find some highlights. In 1928, The Australian Law Journal was still in its first year of publication, and NSW debated whether police should able ...more
Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources – The Laws of Australia, Perry Herzfeld, Thomas Prince and Stephen Tully, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2013, 764 pages + cvii tables: ISBN 9780455230979. Softcover $139.95. Reviewed by the Hon Mr Dyson Heydon AC. This work deals with the principles applying to the construction of the Commonwealth, State and Territory ...more
The latest Part of ALJ includes the following articles: “Lessons from a “conversation” about restitution” – Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC; “Murray Gleeson’s contribution to the development of criminal law” – Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC; and “Betfair Pty Ltd v Western Australia and the new jurisprudence of section 92″ – Michael Coper. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Equity and Trusts; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the ALJ includes two articles and several section notes. The first article comes from the Hon Wayne Martin AC and examines whether the ideals of openness, transparency and accountability are embedded in the structure of what has been described as the integrity branch of government. The second article contains Paul Finn’s personal reflections on the course of Australian fiduciary law since he first began to publish on it nearly 40 years ago. Also in this Part are the following Sections: Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property Law, , Competition and Consumer Law, Admiralty and Maritime, Overseas Law, Around the Nation: Qld, Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
The first Part of Volume 88 of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Forrest v ASIC: A “perfect storm”” – John Humphrey and Stephen Corones; “Breach ordinarily no bar to termination” – Thomas O’Brien; and “Kable, preventative detention and the dilemmas of Chapter III” – James Stellios. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Recent Cases; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Personalia; and Book Reviews.
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice Phillip Priest as the Section Editor for a brand new Crime and Evidence Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable ...more
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Suttor as the Section Editor for a brand new Elder Law Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable and useful content. Pamela ...more