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
• 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
• Western Australia – Justice Kenneth Martin
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The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Courts as (Living) Institutions and Workplaces” – Chief Justice James Allsop; “Law Reform – Future Directions” – The Hon Justice S C Derrington; “Law Schools and The Burden Of Bureaucracy: Release The Yoke (A Plea From The Coalface). Part 1: Over-Regulation in Australia” – Olivia Rundle and Lynden Griggs; and “The Animal as a Chattel? Conferring Equitable Rights on Nonhuman Animals” – Scott Wotherspoon. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law; Corporations and Securities; Statutory Interpretation; Around the Nation: Australian Capital Territory; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; and Book Review.
The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, together with The Australian Law Journal, hosted “Religious Freedom after Ruddock”, a conference held on 6 April 2019.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Reforming the Australian Law of Contract – Some Practical Next Steps” – John Eldridge; “Internment of Terrorism Suspects and the Australian Constitution” – Anthony Gray; and “The Internationalisation of Australian Criminal Lawyers: 25 Years of Australians in The Hague” – Sarah Pitney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Class Actions; Recent Cases; and Personalia.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Proportionate Liability in Commercial Cases: Principles and Practice” – Graeme S Clarke QC; “Barbaro in Queensland: Exceptionalism Again?” – H G Fryberg QC; and “Can Schools be Liable to their Staff and Students for Sun-Related Injury?” – David Hertzberg. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Environmental Law, Family Law, Technology and the Law; and Recent Cases.
The Australian Law Journal is pleased to welcome Professor Stuart Kaye as the new Section Editor of the International Focus column, taking over from Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz who will be working on his last column in the December issue. Stuart Kaye is Director and Senior Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He was formerly a Dean and Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia, and held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2010. He completed his degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, and completed his doctorate in law at Dalhousie University. He is admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland.
The University of Queensland Law School, in partnership with The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), will host the conference on Religious Freedom following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The event will take place at The University of Queensland, St Lucia on Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 9am to 5pm. Some papers that will be presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the ALJ.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “A Royal Prerogative to Black Swans?” – Kent Blore; “Extradition Treaties: The Vagaries of their Status under Australian Law” – Shannon Cuthbertson; and “Social Entrepreneurs: An Evaluation of the Pty Ltd Company from a Corporation’s Law and Taxation Law Perspective” – Dr Marina Nehme and Professor Fiona Martin.This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Equity and Trusts; International Focus; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Interest Rates in Dispute Resolution: Comparing Simple Statutory Interest Against Compound Indices” – Ashton East; “An Asset Shared can be a Problem Doubled: Assignment of Causes of Action by a Liquidator” – Judge Robert Harper; and “The Difference between ss 84 and 85 of the Uniform Evidence Acts” – Greg Taylor. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Technology and the Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “By the Skin of Our Teeth – The Passing of the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918: Francis Forbes Lecture 20 May 2018” – The Hon Virginia Bell AC; “Judicial Review of the Fairness and Reasonableness, as between Class Members, of Federal Class Action Settlements” – Vince Morabito; and “Corporate Knowledge: The Search for the Relevant Mind(s)” – Daniel Reynolds. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
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.