The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “‘Why Not Litigate?’ – The Royal Commission, ASIC and the Future of the Enforcement Pyramid” – Michael Legg and Stephen Speirs; “The Lawfulness of the Dismissal/Termination of an Employee Who Has Expressed ‘Unwelcome’ Religious Views” – Anthony Gray; “Online Auctions and Consumer Protection in the United Kingdom and Australia: The Value of Transparency” – Jodi Gardner and Kanchana Kariyawasam; and “The Legal Implications of E-commerce for the Australian Franchise Sector” – Zhanna Kremez, Kanchana Kariyawasam and Lorelle Frazer. Also in this Part are the following sections: Consumer Protection: “Penalising the Inclusion of Unfair Terms in Standard Form Small Business Contracts – A Critical Analysis” – Mark Lewis; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Small Business and Unfair Dismissal: A Review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Proposed Reforms” – Victoria Lambropoulos; and Book Review: “The Legitimacy and Responsiveness of Industry Rule-making”, by Karen Lee – Reviewed by Rob Nicholls.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Utmost Good Faith and Accountability in the Spotlight of the Banking Royal Commission – Time to Revisit the Scope, Applicability and Enforcement of the Duty” – Julie-Anne Tarr, Jeanette Van Akkeren, Amanda-Jane George and Sue Taylor; “Blowing the Whistle: A Critical Analysis of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblowing Protections) Act (Cth) 2019” – David A Chaikin; “A Game-changer or a Routine Drill? Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Securities Markets” – Sonia Khosa; and “The ‘National Interest’ and Australian Agriculture” – Leopold Oscar Bailey. Also in this Part is this section: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pacific National Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCA 669: Access Undertaking Derails ACCC Case Under S 50” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Michael Terceiro. It also contains the following articles: “Selling Printed Goods or Facilitating Printing Gigs: The Redbubble Puzzle” – David J Brennan; “The 2018 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct: Epicentre of a Year of Scrutiny for Australian Franchising” – Jenny Buchan; “Confessions of an Earnest Regulator” – Michael T Schaper; and the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Harper Report Implementation Breakdown: Repeal of Section 51(3) of Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and Lack of Proposed Supply/Acquisition Agreement Cartel Exception” – Brent Fisse; and Commercial Litigation: “The Privileges against Self-incrimination and Self-exposure to Penalties in Commercial Litigation: Sadie Ville v Deloitte” – Michael Legg and Stephanie Crosbie.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Michael Terceiro. It also contains the following articles: “Cartel Conduct or Permissible Joint Venture?” – Ian Wylie; “The Origins and Evolution of the Statutory Duties of Trade Union Officers” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster; “Chains, Coins and Contract Law: The Validity and Enforceability of Smart Contracts” – Buwaneka Arachchi; the following section: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Should Penalties Under the Competition and Consumer Act Be Increased?” – Luke Woodward (edited by Brent Fisse); and guidelines for submitting ABLR book reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Commercial Imperatives and Public Benefit: Recognising Commercial Purposes as Charitable Purposes” – Derwent Coshott; “Moving Beyond Murry – From Attraction of Custom to Everything that Adds Value” – Tyrone M Carlin; and “‘Knowledge’ and Pre-contract Disclosure under the Insurance Contracts Act” – Julie-Anne Tarr. Also in this Part are the following sections: Acknowledgments; and Company Law and Securities: “Protecting Whistleblowers: A Critical Analysis of Mandatory Corporate Whistleblower Policies” – Sonny Scott.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and Foreign Investment Regulation in Australia” – Ling Ling He; “The Hidden Dimension of Business Bankruptcy in Australia” – Lucinda O’Brien, Ian Ramsay and Paul Ali; and “All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Hurt: The Legal Limits to Liability for Participants in Australian Sport” – Kyle Rowston-Wolcott, Giuseppe Carabetta, Zoe Fitzpatrick and Christina Plessas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Acknowledgements; and Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Authorisation and Media Diversity and Quality: NZME and Fairfax (2018)” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains the following articles: “A Conceptual Assessment of Board Skills in ASX 100 Companies” – Thea Voogt; and “Gender Disparity in Cartel Conduct” – Andrew Christopher and Sarah Andrew. It also contains the following sections: Commercial Litigation: “Australian Federal Court Reforms Class Actions Settlement Practice” – Michael Legg and John Emmerig; and Acknowledgments.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes tributes to the late Professor Bob Baxt AO. It contains the following articles: “Pre-contractual Due Diligence by Franchisees and Independent Small Business Buyers” – Lorelle Frazer, Jenny Buchan, Scott Weaven, Binh Tran-Nam and Anthony Grace; “The Enterprise Risk Theory of Vicarious Liability” – Anthony Gray; and “Lessons for Market Definition from Air Cargo” – Rhonda L Smith and Arlen Duke. It also contains the following sections: Competition and Consumer Law – Brent Fisse; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Implementing Competition Law in Developing Countries: Barriers to Success and the Role of Technical Assistance” – Kate James; “The Reasonableness of Restraints: An Analysis of the Enforcement of Post-Employment Restraints” – Ian Neil SC and Nicholas Saady; “Curing Defective Registrations in the Personal Property Securities Register” – Andrew Berriman; and “How Should Directors Tackle Cyber Risks?” – James Duffy.
Featuring an obituary penned by the Hon Reg Barrett, the Australian Law Journal has joined the legal profession in paying tribute to Professor Bob Baxt AO, one of the Journal’s most longstanding section editors and contributors, following the news of his passing on 11 March 2018.