The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft. This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Environmental decision-making in the Anthropocene: Challenges for ecologically sustainable development and the case for systems thinking” – Laura Schuijers; “Should a general ‘duty of care’ for the environment become a centerpiece of a ‘next generation’ environment protection statute?” – Neil Gunningham; “Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: Pt III – Regulatory theory and modality” – Rhett Martin; “Anything goes? Performance-based planning and the slippery slope in Queensland planning law” – Philippa England and Amy McInerney; “REDD+ and forest fires: Implications for the legal and policy forest fire management framework in Indonesia” – Laely Nurhidayah, Zada Lipman and Shawkat Alam.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Investing in people” – Dr John Falzon; “Thinking outside the square: Long Service Leave today” – Ashleigh Mills (winner of the 2016 McCallum Medal Competition); “Complaints and inquiries: Pain in the neck or workplace right?” – Neil Napper and Luke Scandrett; “‘The King’s Shilling’: Military industrial relations in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; and “The insidious abuse of Section 389(1)(a)” – Bruce Taylor. Also featured is an interview with WR’s co-General Editor Jeffrey Phillips SC, and the following sections: Focus On: SA; Focus On: WA; Work Health and Safety; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
This edition of the Insolvency Law Journal marks the retirement of Adjunct A/Prof Colin Anderson after more than a decade as General Editor, and the first issue of the new co-General Editors Prof Rosalind Mason and A/Prof David Morrison. The latest Part of the Journal includes the following articles: “The Anti-deprivation Rule and the Pari Passu Rule in Insolvency” – Peter Niven; “Prepayment Consumer Creditors: A Special Case for Insolvency Proceedings?” – Christopher Symes and Beth Nosworthy; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Liquidating Trustee Companies” – Chris Bailey; “Sanderson as Liquidator of SAKR Nominees Pty Ltd (in liq) v SAKR  NSWCA 38.” – Joanne Shepard; and Report from New Zealand: “Should a Bankrupt’s Retirement Savings be available to Repay Creditors?” – Lynne Taylor.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “‘Judges’ Sons Make the Final Sacrifice’: The Story of the Australian Judicial Community in the First World War” – Tony Cunneen; “The Honourable Sir Kenneth Jacobs KBE: A Centenary Appreciation” – Hon William Gummow AC; “The Honourable Septimus Burt KC” – Julian Burt and Angelina Gomez; “The Changing Face of Judicial Leadership: A Western Australian Perspective” – Robert French AC. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Administrative Law; Personalia; Admiralty and Maritime; International Focus; Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Purposes of Punishment: How Do Judges Apply a Legislative Statement of Sentencing Purposes?” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis and Helen Cockburn; “What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know about Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk and Annie Cossins; and “Recent Developments in New Zealand Criminal Law” – Warren Brookbanks. Also in this Part is an Editorial on resisting the temptation to impose harsher sanctions against young offenders; Case and Comment: “Cini v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  VSCA 227: Nothing Soft about Australian Proceeds of Crime Jurisprudence” – Samuel J Hickey; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Not worth the paper they’re not written on? Executing documents (including deeds) under electronic documentation platforms: Part B” – Diccon Loxton; “Burqas and Niqabs in the courtroom: Finding practical solutions” – Renae Barker. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; International Focus; Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Limits of Limitation Clauses” – Julian Bailey; “Good Faith in the AS11000: Has the Eagle Landed?” – Alexander Di Stefano. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and the following case Reports: Simic v New South Wales Land & Housing Corporation  HCA 47; and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd v Samsung C&T Corporation  WASCA 130.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “The prevalence of allegations of family violence in proceedings before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia” – Judge Joe Harman; “Another tool in their arsenal? The potential of domestic violence typologies to inform family law alternative dispute resolution processes” – Hayley Boxall and Dr Jason Payne; “The reach and efficacy of s 121 of the Family Law Act” – Sharon Rodrick and Adiva Sifris; Child Support: “Child support and the autochthonous expedient” – Simon Bacon; Property and Financial Arrangements: “Justice, equity and alteration of individual property interests” – Will Stidston and Anna Parker; Practice and Procedure: “The teetering capacity of family law litigants: The risks to mentally ill litigants when the court is unaware they lack capacity” – Bridget Cullen; In the High Court: “Parenting orders, children’s views, order in favour of ‘strangers’: Bondelmonte – Dean Foley; and Recent Cases: Lane v Nichols, Masters v Cheyne, Fewster v Drake, and Russo v Wylie.