The latest issue of the Public Law Review is filled with interesting articles and section notes on an impressive range of subjects. These include, but are not limited to, WTO challenges to the Australian scheme for plain tobacco packaging, the right to protest in New Zealand, the 2009 amendment to the Native Title Act and English and Australian experiences of “the Crown”.
The September 2011 issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice has three articles and four section notes on various themes in banking law, both in Australia and internationally. The articles cover such diverse topics as the regulation of the Australian banking system, an overview of the regulatory structure created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and best practice in the regulation of non-cash payment services. The sections include notes on insolvency law and management, banking law and banking practice and a report from Tokyo.
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.
This Special Issue is in honour of ASIC’s 20th anniversary and combines Parts 5 and 6 of Volume 29. It contains five articles that focus on various interesting points in ASIC’s history, including a comprehensive record of ASIC’s participation in matters before the Takeovers Panel, insider trading and market misconduct, the limits of disclosure and investor education in a retail market, the regulation of managed investments and the development of Australia’s continuous disclosure regime.
The latest issue of the Tort Law Review includes articles on medical liability laws in China, the doctrine of loss of chance and its history in Australia and the United Kingdom, material contribution to risk in the Canadian law of causation and European approaches to causation and the central role which judicial policy plays in resolving both legal causation and intervening causation issues.
The August Part of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law is filled with interesting articles and sections on various aspects of administrative law. There are articles on the use of privileged, confidential and inadmissible information by regulators and agencies, judicial review after the High Court decision in Kirk v Industrial Court (NSW) and applying provisions of the Australian Constitution to protect rights from intrusion by State Parliament.
The August 2011 issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains several interesting pieces on a range of topics. There are articles on the use of infringement notices by ASIC for alleged continuous disclosure contraventions, the Australian doctrinal position against the backdrop of good faith, the effect of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) on the Sale of Goods exceptions and much more.
The July 2011 issue of the Local Government Law Journal is the first for the new General Editors, John Mant and Mary-Lynne Taylor, and includes several interesting articles on a range of topics as well as a digest of cases. There are articles on water reform in Queensland, development assessment and approval processes in the ACT and the enforcement of environmental and planning laws in NSW, plus much more.
The August 2011 issue of the Journal of Judical Administration is full of interesting articles on a range of topics, including, but not limited to, the concept of 360-degree feedback for judicial officers, the media, public perception and how these can impact on judges and the concepts and practices of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice, both in Australia and internationally.
The August 2011 Part of the Criminal Law Journal contains a range of interesting material on various topics related to criminal law in Australia. The first article provides an analysis of whether offences related to electronic transactions should be considered as theft or fraud. The second article considers the scope of the law of manslaughter to respond to deaths at work. There is also a Case and comment section on marital rape, a digest of criminal law cases and Phillips’ brief.