The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes several interesting pieces. The first article comes from Alexandra Whelan and provides an assessment of the law regarding proprietary rescission. The second article is by He Wei Ping and provides an overview of the means available for foreign banks to enter the Chinese banking sector. The sections cover a diverse range of topics including class actions against banks for exception fees, requests for court assistance under the UNCITRAL Model Law and the new Canadian not-for-profit corporations statute, plus much more.
The first Part of Volume 20 of the Insolvency Law Journal includes articles on tenants’ moratoria under the Corporations Act and relief against forfeiture; an update on trends in personal insolvency in Australia; and duty for directors to avoid insolvent trading in Singapore. There is also a Recent developments section, a book review and a Report from New Zealand.
The second Part of Volume 29 of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal presents six articles on different issues surrounding coal seam gas. Rosemary Lyster looks at CSG in the context of global energy and climate change scenarios; Laura Letts considers the amendments to the Qld Water Act in the context of CSG production; Katherine Owens focuses on Strategic Regional Land Use Plans; Tim Poisel makes the case for better strategic planning and regulation for CSG exploration and production in NSW; Alan Randall looks toward a risk management framework for CSG; and Dr Nicola Swayne analyses the current regulatory approaches to CSG projects in Qld. Not to be missed!
The April 2012 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different areas of criminal law. The first article comes from the Hon Michael Kirby and discusses Homosexual law reform in the Commonwealth of nations. The second article is by Matthew Groves and focuses on the rule against bias in criminal trials and the challenges involved in maintaining impartiality. The final article, by Roxanne Burd and Jacqueline Horan, explores the level of prejudicial impact of publicity on high profile trials. There is also an editorial, book review and “Case and comment” and “Digest of criminal law cases”.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes articles on the desirability of making expert determinations final and binding and the requirement for builders to pay rectification damages irrespective of the plaintiff’s intention or ability to rectify. Also included in this issue is a book review and four Reports.
The March 2012 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue on umbilical cord donation and banking, with the relevant articles covering development of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and blood banking, religious perspectives on umbilical cord blood banking, the line between public and private cord blood banking, racially conditional donation and the ethical, legal and social implications of umbilical cord blood banking. Also included in this Part are articles and sections on pandemic planning, euthanasia, medical ethics, homeopathy, plus much more!
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
The first Part of Vol 23 of the Public Law Review includes articles on tribunal rule-making, terrorism threat assessments and the appointment of the first Australian-born Governor-General. Also in this Part are two Comments on the vote to keep proportional representation in New Zealand and judicial review with relation to the Victorian Charter. There is also a Developments section.
The first Part of Volume 32 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article on recently made proposals for law reform on jury directions and jury selection by the Queensland Law Reform Commission and sections covering a diverse range of topics including Commonwealth criminal matters in the Magistrates Courts, long term exposure to asbestos, jurisdictional error, reform of guardianship laws, plus much more.
The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes an article by Dr Charles Lawson that discusses whether Parliament should determine the accountability, transparency and responsibility standards for the Australian Government and an article by Ayowande A McCunn about the search for a single standard for the Kable principle. Also included in this Part are casenotes and section notes on Work and employment law as well as Discrimination and refugees.