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
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 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
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.