Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The latest Part of AJ Admin L features a tribute to outgoing General Editor Dr Damien Cremean, written by the new team of co-General Editors, Dr Greg Weeks and Professor Matthew Groves; and also signals a new “Current Issues” section format for future editions of the journal. This Part includes the following articles: “Balancing the Discretionary Seesaw: Are Community Values an Appropriate Guide for the AAT’s ‘Preferable’ Decisions?” – Madeleine Harkin; “The Function of s 75(v) of the Constitution” – Lindsay Muir; “Australian Ombudsmen: Drafting a Blueprint for Reform” – Anita Stuhmcke. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Restitution: Some Historical Remarks” – by Chief Justice Allsop (based on Forbes Society Lecture); and “A Legal and Historical Overview of the Land Borders of the Australian States” – Professor Gerard Carney. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues (with Guest Contributions by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Professor Greg Reinhardt); Conveyancing and Property; Admiralty and Maritime; Personalia; Recent Cases (Alqudsi v The Queen, Nicholson Street Pty Ltd v Letten, Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd); and a Book Review.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “When jurisdictional errors are not remedied: Refusal of constitutional relief on discretionary grounds” – Matthew Alderton; and “The benefit of law, the devil and the Jia litigation” – Alan Freckelton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Trade, Commerce and Revenue; Casenotes; Work and Employment; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes the following articles: “Someone to watch over me: Use of FOI requests by the tobacco industry” – Andrew D Mitchell and Tania Voon; “Executive detention and the Australian Constitution” – Anthony Gray; and “What is “fair” and “reasonable” depends a lot on your perspective” – Chris Wheeler. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial, Immigration and International Aspects, Casenotes, Work and Employment, and Book Reviews.
The first Part of Volume 22 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three articles on a range of issues. The first article comes from Binh Tran-Nam and Michael Walpole and examines how costs to taxpayers influence tax dispute resolution routes in the Australian context. The second article, by Dr Pamela D Schulz, discusses the influence and scope of social media and the theoretical impact on the integrity and independence of courts and the judiciary. The final article is by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore and reflects upon the constitutionality of the increasing use by the legislature of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes.
The January 2012 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes the usual interesting mix of articles and sections. The articles cover such diverse topics as judicial review of decisions of non-governmental bodies exercising governmental powers, the practice of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in relation to medical evidence, potential problems with a transfer of property made by an insolvent company and ambiguity as a precondition to the use of extrinsic evidence. The Sections include notes on the authority of the High Court, termination of lease and duty of care, plus much more.