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 Stuart Kaye
• The Legal Observer – Michael Pelly
• New Zealand – Justice Matthew Palmer
• 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 AM
• Victoria – Justice Clyde Croft AM
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/australian-legal-journals-index-online/productdetail/85643 (Australian Legal Journals Index)
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.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Equity and the Modern Forfeiture Rule” – Samantha Hepburn; “Shining a Light on the Dark Corners of Philanthropy: The Next Step in the ACNC Regulation Project” – Amanda R Lekamge; and “Climate Activism and the Extraordinary Emergency Defence” – Dr Nicole Rogers. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Class Actions; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Mahla Pearlman Oration 2018: Advocacy Lawyering – Client Responsibility And Change Agendas” – The Hon Robert French AC; “Limitation Period For Breach By A Trustee Of The “Self-Dealing” And “Fair-Dealing” Rules” – Daniel Butler; and “Anti-Suit Injunctions In Aid Of Legal Or Equitable Rights” – Daniel Reynolds. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Competition and Consumer Law; Tehnology and the Law; Crime and Evidence; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The admissibility of propensity evidence has become an area of notorious difficulty. This was highlighted by the work of the McClellan Royal Commission in the context of the low rate of convictions in relation to alleged child sexual offences, where such evidence can play a decisive role in what might otherwise be a “word against word” case.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “An Australian International Commercial Court – Not A Bad Idea Or What A Bad Idea?” – The Hon Justice A S Bell; “Australia’s “Abhorrent Violent Material” Law: Shouting “Nerd Harder” And Drowning Out Speech” – Evelyn Douek; and “Rituals Of Engagement: What Happens To The Ring When An Engagement Is Called Off?” – James Duffy, Elizabeth Dickson and John O’Brien. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Family Law, International Focus, Around the Nation: Victoria; Book Review; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Recognition in Keeping with the Constitution” – The Hon Murray Gleeson AC; “Court-referred Alternative Dispute Resolution and Judicial Education in Australia: Perspectives from the Bench” – Nicky McWilliam, Jennifer Tridgell and Hannah Bell; and “Beware the Double-edged Sword: When Private Regulation (By-laws) Seeks to Limit Freehold Land Rights (Short-term Holiday Letting in Multi-owned Properties)” – Melissa Pocock. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; and Book Review.
We have received the following letter from The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG in response to the September issue of the Australian Law Journal.
This Special Issue of the Australian Law Journal on Religious Freedom contains the following articles: “The Future Of Religious Freedom” – Patrick Parkinson AM; “Can Australian Law Better Protect Freedom Of Religion?” – Nicholas Aroney; “Protecting Religious Freedom In A Human Rights Act” – Harry Hobbs and George Williams; “Towards Re-Thinking ‘Balancing’ In The Courts And The Legislature’s Role In Protecting Religious Liberty” – Joel Harrison; “Evidence Of Absence In The Ruddock Report” – Jeremy Patrick; “Religious Schools And Discrimination Against Staff On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation: Lessons From European Human Rights Jurisprudence” – Anja Hilkemeijer and Amy Maguire; “Religious Schools, Religious Vendors And Refusing Services After Ruddock: Diversity Or Discrimination?” – Alex Deagon; “Enforcing Conformity: Criminalising Religiously Inspired Acts” – Michael Quinlan; and “The Good Of Religion” – Joshua Neoh.
The Australian Law Journal and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland held a conference on 6 April 2019 to consider the future of religious freedom in Australia following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. Selected papers from the conference are to be published in a special edition of the Australian Law Journal in September entitled “Religious Freedom”.