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 Higgins, 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
• 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
The following websites contain details of material published in the Journal:
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 November 2011 issue of the Australian Law Journal contains the usual mix of interesting articles and sections on a variety of topics. There are articles on constitutional history in the Northern Territory, the relationship between truth and the adversarial system and the concepts of “rarity” and “restraint” in Crown sentencing appeals. There are also several section notes covering such diverse topics as judges and the “social media”, severance of joint tenancy, a proposed Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in Hong Kong, unlawfully obtained evidence overseas, propensity evidence and much more.
BOOK REVIEW: ZEITOUN Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage Books,United States, 2010, 368 pages: ISBN 0307387941. Softcover $24.95. Reviewed by Professor Ross Buckley (Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales) This is a beautifully written story of a man who stayed on in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He stayed, in the first instance, to ...more
The October 2011 Part for the Australian Law Journal contains articles on the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, the central role of the “error principle” in sentencing appeals and remedies for aggrieved tenderers under administrative law, trade practices legislation, and estoppel. The Part also includes the regular Sections: Current issues, Conveyancing and property and Recent cases, with diverse topics covered including the rights of sperm donors, mortgage law reform, retail leases, personal equities, intestacy, negligence and legislatures power to bind court procedure, plus much more.
The September 2011 Part of the Australian Law Journal is packed with interesting articles, covering a wide range of topics including witnesses in transnational commercial litigation, the complex causation questions that can arise in class actions, the increased incidence in Australian courts of questions of foreign law and the rationale and development of the Woolwich principle. There are also some of the usual Sections, including Current issues, Conveyancing and property, Recent cases and Overseas law.
The August 2011 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes articles on a diverse range of topics, including the concept of judicial independence in the contemporary Australian context, the privatisation of civil justice and Australia’s Offshore Consitutional Settlement. There are also several interesting sections, including Current issues, Recent cases and the first appearance of the Journal’s new Section: Admiralty and maritime, plus much more.
Planking and the law By Mr Justice P W Young AO There are reports that it has become a popular practice within certain sections of our community for a person to emulate a plank of wood by lying stretched out in a precarious position. The practice has been dubbed “planking”. It is dangerous and seems to ...more
The July 2011 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes interesting articles and sections on a range of topics. The Part includes articles on a comparative perspective on contractual interpretation and equitable jurisdiction to relieve against penalties. There are also several interesting sections, including Current Issues, Family Law and Book Reviews.
The June 2011 issue of the Australian Law Journal contains several interesting pieces on a variety of topics, including the “peak indebtedness” theory, the impact Lewis Carroll has had on case law and good faith in Australian contract law.
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