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 Ryszard Piotrowicz
• The Legal Observer – Michael Pelly
• 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
• Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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https://clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/ (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)
The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sir Frederick Jordan’s Non-Appointment to the High Court and his ‘Queer Views About Federalism'” – The Hon Keith Mason AC QC; “Genocide: The Static Expansion to Include the Crime of Forced Expulsion” – Elizabeth R Plajzer; and “Tostee, Criminal Causation and Provocation in Domestic Violence: A Novel Position” – Brendan Walker-Munro. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Class Actions; Competition and Consumer Law; Corporations and Securities; Recent Cases; and Books Received.
This Special Issue of the Australian Law Journal on Climate Change and the Law contains the following articles: “Climate Change and the Law – Introduction” – Martijn Wilder AM; “An Overview of International Climate Change Law, including the Paris Agreement” – Susan Biniaz; “Climate Change Law in Australia – A History and the Current State of Play” – Ilona Millar and Sophie Whitehead; “Creating, Buying and Safeguarding Emissions Reductions under the Emissions Reduction Fund” – Elisa de Wit and Amy Quinton; “Mapping Climate Change Litigation” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC; “Obligations on Australian Companies to Address Climate Change” – Stephanie Venuti and Martijn Wilder AM; “The Future of Australia’s Federal Renewable Energy Law” – James Prest and Grace Soutter; “The Victorian Climate Change Act: A Model” – Alainnah Calabro, Stephanie Niall and Anna Skarbek; “Climate Finance and Financial Markets in Australia: The CEFC and ARENA” – Monique Miller; “Carbon Dioxide Removal Geoengineering” – Dr Kerryn Brent, Professor Jan McDonald, Dr Jeffrey McGee and Dr Brendan Gogarty; and “Biodiversity Conservation Law and Climate Change Adaptation – Dr Phillipa C McCormack”. This Part also includes the section Current Issues.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “On to Strasbourg or Back to Temple? The Future of European Law in Australia Post-Brexit” – The Hon TF Bathurst AC and Bronte Lambourne; “Searching for the Searchers: The Australian Legal Profession and the Operation of the Australian Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiry Bureau in World War I” – Tony Cunneen; “Judicial Decision-Making in Times of War and Relative Peace” – The Hon Susan Kiefel AC; and “The Case for Contradictors in Approving Class Action Settlements” – Jeremy Kirk. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Admiralty and Maritime; Family Law; Statutory Interpretation; Personalia; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Taxation of Settlements, Judgments and Awards” – Tony Slater QC and Elizabeth Bishop; “Timor-Leste v Australia: The Impact of International Law on the Current and the Future Arrangements in the Timor Sea” – Maha Chaar; and “Corporate Law Practice: Legal Advice and Ethics” – Barbara Mescher. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Technology and the Law; Admiralty and Maritime; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Personalia; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sentencing Inconsistencies: A Case Study” – Dr Clare Farmer, Ian Parsons and Professor Mirko Bagaric; “Setting Aside Expert Determinations – A Comprehensive Review” – Grant Lubofsky; and “The Legislative Challenge of Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation for Biodiversity” – Phillipa C McCormack. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Equity and Trusts; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary to Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Extending the Life of a Discretionary Trust” – Michael Flynn QC; “Unseen Networks: The Legal Professions’ Involvement in the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944 (NSW)” – Mark Lunney; and “Can There Ever Be Affordable Family Law?” – Patrick Parkinson and Brian Knox. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
Commodore Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC, the fourteenth Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court and former Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, died on 21 June 2018, and a state funeral was held in his honour at the Sydney Opera House on 5 July 2018. This obituary and tribute was written by The Hon Arthur R Emmett AO QC, Acting Judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (to be published in the forthcoming July issue of The Australian Law Journal).
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Young’s ‘Fact finding made easy’ in Refugee Law: A Former Practitioner’s Perspective” – Douglas McDonald-Norman; “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil … and, Read No Evil: Confiscation of Literary Proceeds under Australian Criminal Property Confiscation Legislation” – Dr Natalie Skead; and “Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in Sentencing: Comparing the Views of Judges and Jurors” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis, Arie Freiberg, Caroline Spiranovic and Helen Cockburn. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Books.
The Australian Law Journal is delighted to announce the launch of two new sections, “Class Actions” (headed by The Hon Justice Michael B Lee) and “Technology and the Law” (co-edited by Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses and Anna Collyer), as well as the appointment of John Kettle for the “Competition and Consumer Law” section, and Associate Professor Jason Harris as the new “Corporations and Securities” Section Editor.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “What’s Equity got to do with the Environment?” – Justice Brian J Preston; “Regulating Humanitarian Assistance by Australian Charities: Legal Tools to Deter Funding of Terrorism Abroad” – Gregory Rose; and “The Liability Blind Spot: Civil Liability’s Blurred Vision of Conditionally Automated Vehicles” – Ella Pyman. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Family Law; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.