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
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
• Constitutional Law – Professor Anne Twomey
• Conveyancing & Property – Robert Angyal SC and Professor Brendan Edgeworth
• Corporations & Securities – Robert Baxt AO
• Crime & Evidence – Justice Priest
• Current Issues – Justice Francois Kunc
• 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
• The Legal Observer – Michael Pelly
• Overseas Law – Professor Colin Picker
• Personalia – Clare Langford
• Statutory Interpretation – Justice John Basten
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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In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
By Ryszard Piotrowicz* The unrest in Libya in February and March 2011 that led the United Nations to authorise the use of force by other states against the country has offered some insights into how international law may be used by the international community to address situations in which human rights are suppressed by the ...more
The May 2011 Issue of the Australian Law Journal includes articles on government duties to provide diplmoatic protection and the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. It also includes some interesting section notes, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property and Recent Cases.
The April 2011 Issue of the Australian Law Journal contains articles on differential advocacy in appellate courts, parallel importers of trade-marked goods and the keynote address to the 2010 conference of the Charity Law Association. It also contains several interesting sections, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, International Focus and Recent Cases, among others.
The March 2011 issue of The Australian Law Journal contains a range of section notes on topics such as Aboriginal sentencing, contempt of court issues, easements, Kosovo’s declaration of independence, and the negligence of solicitors in preparing wills. It also features an articles from Chief Justice Robert French on comparative legal systems, and articles on family law and compulsory acquisition.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
In January this year, Justice Young, General Editor of The Australian Law Journal, announced plans to develop the Journal throughout 2011. Justice Young said: “Although the feedback we receive about the Journal is almost entirely positive, the Journal team knows that we can be even better. We have been thinking about the content. Our preliminary ...more
Editor: Peter Butt. Each issue of ALJ brings readers the latest developments in conveyancing and property, written by experienced practitioners.
By Mark Brabazon SC. This article considers GST classification of barristers’ services when conventionally retained by Australian solicitors to act for a non-resident client that is not “in Australia”. It argues that the barrister’s supply is made and provided to the client rather than the solicitor, whether or not the solicitor is personally liable for counsel’s fees, and can qualify as a GST-free export on the same basis as a supply by a solicitor.
By Chief Justice Robert French. The intersection of law and science, particularly in relation to causality and the legal concept of causation, were of considerable interest to Sir Owen Dixon. In this article, revisiting Dixon’s 1933 lecture Science and Judicial Proceedings, the Chief Justice refers to Dixon’s deep interest in science and the issues to which it can give rise in legal proceedings.