Queensland Lawyer, The (Qld Lawyer)
Compelling insights and practical guidance for Queensland lawyers
About the Journal
The Queensland Lawyer (ISSN: 0312-1658) provides coverage of the latest legal developments in Queensland through topical articles, selected cases from the District Court, appeals from the Magistrates Court and decisions from State tribunals.
Regular sections include Conveyancing and Property Law; Commercial Law; Criminal Law; Tort Law; Insurance Law and Family Law.
Andrew West was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and his practice ranges across a wide variety of civil and criminal work. He currently holds a commission as a Crown Prosecutor. Mr West has also authored material on a variety of legal topics and presented the occasional seminar paper.
Administrative law – Bill Lane, External Consultant, Clayton Utz; Adjunct Professor, QUT; Eleanor Dickens, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz
Book reviews – Judge Michael Shanahan, District Court of Queensland
Commercial law – Dr Clive Turner, Honorary Associate Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
Conveyancing and property law – Dr Bill Dixon, Associate Professor, QUT
Criminal law – Andrew West, BCom, LLM (Adv), Barrister-at-Law
Health & Guardianship – Dr Malcolm Smith, Queensland University of Technology
Industrial law – Dr Kristy Richardson, Senior Lecturer, CQ University
Reports – Federal Magistrate Michael Jarrett
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Dr Ted Christie outlines an alternative solution to dealing with water rights and protecting the Murray-Darling Basin river system.
The comments are based on an article published in The Queensland Lawyer in June 2011.
The June 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer is full of interesting articles and sections on a range of topics relevant to the law in Queensland. These include the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Criminal Organisation Act 2009, contracting and proportionate liability and elder financial abuse, plus much more.
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.
The March 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer contains comments and articles on a range of topics relevant to Queensland practitioners, including the meaning of “material prejudice”, the Moynihan reforms, guardianship reforms, NK Collins Industries Pty Ltd v President of the Industrial Court of Queensland, medical negligence, PIPA disclosure and police “move-on” powers.
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.
By Kristy Richardson and John Compton. This article examines s 281 of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld) and the way that section has been interpreted in the context of assessing compensation for landowners affected by the grant of a mining lease over their land.