The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Aboriginal Australians and the Common Law” – The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC; “The Rise of the Anti-arbitration injunction” – Justice AS Bell; and “The Requirement of Property or Possessory Rights for Relief against Forfeiture” – Fabian Di Lizia. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Rethinking COVID-19 State Border Closures”; “From the Law Schools – A New Editor”; “Excluded: The Democratic Deficit in Interstate Border Closures”; and “The Curated Page”; From the Law Schools: “Australian Legal Education – Moving Forward in 2021”; Admiralty and Maritime: “Admiralty and Maritime and the South China Sea”; Technology and the Law: “Designing for Consumers: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Google LLC (No 2)”; Family Law: “A Financial Agreements Conundrum”; and International Focus: “Australia’s New Foreign Relations Legislation”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “250 Years of the Crown in Australia: From James Cook to the Palace Papers (1770–2020)” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “The Crown in Australia: From James Cook To Charles III, Another Perspective” – Geoffrey Robertson AO QC; and “A Response to Geoffrey Robertson QC” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “The Palace Papers – 1975 Revisited and a Future Australian Republic?”; “The Curated Page Continues”; and “The Curated Page”; Environmental Law: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia; Class Actions: “Time For Some ‘Rough Justice’ – Federal Court Makes Common Fund Orders at Settlement Stage in Two Class Actions”; Personalia: New South Wales: Justice Kate Williams and Appointment of Senior Counsel; South Australia: Justice Christopher Bleby; and Victoria: Justice Lisa Nichols, Justice Jim Delany, Justice Kathryn Stynes and Appointment of Senior Counsel; Recent Cases: Criminal Law – Sentence – Where Appellant Suffered from Severe Personality Disorder – Where Causal Connection between Personality Disorder and Offending – Whether R v Verdins (2007) 16 VR 269 Principles Applicable – Whether Statements in Director of Public Prosecutions (Vic) v O’Neill (2015) 47 VR 395 Should No Longer Be Followed; and Obituary: Mr Bruno Cappelletti OAM.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Cargo Lost Overboard in Australian Waters: Their Management and Australian Law” – Laura Heit and Michael White; “Did Dad Get It Wrong? Bursill Enterprises Pty Ltd v Berger Bros Trading Co Pty Ltd” – The Honourable WV Windeyer; “Workers, Apps and Fairness: Contracting in the Gig Economy” – Katrina Woodforde; and “Can ADR Improve Expert Evidence?” – Nick Wray-Jones and Jason M Chin. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “An Inauspicious Anniversary”; “More on Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour in the Legal Profession”; “Stage 2 Defamation Reform”; “Thank You Artspace”; “The Rule of Law”; “The Fit and Proper Person Test and the Rule of Law – One Size Does Not Fit All”; and “The Curated Page”; Letter to the Editor; Around the Nation: Northern Territory: “Retirement of Justice Hiley RFD”; and “Burial Rights”; Environmental Law: “Commonwealth”; and “Significant Environmental Decisions of the Federal Court”; Technology and the Law: “Cyber Security Essentials When Doing Legal Work from Home”; and International Focus: “IA–CEPA and the Increasingly Complex Architecture for International Trade in the Asia- Pacific Region”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Estoppel And Enforcement Of International Arbitration Awards” – Richard Garnett; “Defamation: Serious Harm And Contextual Truth” – James O’Hara; and “Towards A Coherent Sentencing Jurisprudence For Animal Cruelty Offences” – Gabrielle Wolf, Mirko Bagaric and Jane Kotzmann. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “The Rule of Law”; “Coercive Control”; and “The Curated Page”; Around the Nation: Tasmania: “Hobart’s Supreme Court Buildings”; Family Law: “Section 114AB: Semantics and Chaos”; Human Rights: “Major UN Review of Australia’s Human Rights Record”; New Zealand: “End of Life Choice: Coming to New Zealand by the Road Less Travelled”; and Recent Cases: “Trade and Commerce – Misleading and Deceptive Conduct – Unconscionable Conduct – Procuring Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Equity – Fiduciaries – Duty – Breach – Contract – Breach of Contract – Joint Venture – Termination”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “From Middle East Battlefields to the War Crimes Tribunals in Borneo: The War Letters of the Hon Justice Russell Le Gay Brereton, 1940–1946” – Tony Cunneen; “Glory without Power: The Nationhood Power and Commonwealth Spending on Sport” – Daniel Goldsworthy; “The Power of “National Uniform Legislation”: What Is Its Rate of Proliferation and What Factors Are Driving It?” – Dr Guzyal Hill and Dr John Garrick; and “The King V Smail Golden Jubilee: The Failure of the High Court “to develop and clarify the law” of the Torrens Volunteer is no Cause for Jubilation” – MM Park and Serene Ho. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Family Court Merger Becomes a Reality”; “Australia at the UN Human Rights Council”; “A Federal Judicial Commission”; “Choice of Counsel a Fundamental Matter”; “The End of the Cardinal Pell Media Saga”; “A Turn Up for the Books?”; “Anzac Lawyers”; “Remembering the Hon Mr Justice Russell Le Gay Brereton”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “The Limits of Expert’s Participation in a Leasing Dispute”; Constitutional Law: “Who Is Responsible for Quarantine under the Constitution?”; and Book Review: “Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity”, by Dennis Klimchuk, Irit Samet and Henry E Smith (eds).
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Seriously Considering ‘Seriously Considered Dicta’: Precedent after Farah Constructions” – Bernice Chen; and “Leadership Spill Rules from the Constitutional Perspective” – Greg Taylor. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Options for the Voice to Parliament Released”; “From ‘young’ to ‘one’ by Proclamation”; “Constitutional Unwritten ‘norms’ in the United States”; “Courtroom Drama in England”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “Ben-Pelech v Royle: Adverse Possession Alive and Well in Western Australia”; Admiralty and Maritime: “‘World in a Box’ What Legal Issues Might Yet Need to Be Resolved and by What Mechanism?”; Equity and Trusts: “When Is an Express Trust Not a ‘Trust’?”; Family Law: “Pell v The Queen, Unacceptable Risk and Relevant Findings as to the Risk of Harm”; Recent Cases: “Negligence – Public Authorities – Costs – Plaintiff Succeeded against Council and Trust but Failed against State and Grandparents – Trial Judge Declined to Make Bullock or Sanderson Order – Whether Error in Failing to Find That Council Caused Plaintiff to Join Other Parties – Non-acceptance of Calderbank Letter – Whether Trial Judge Erred in Making Partial Indemnity Costs Order”; and Book Reviews: “Church, State and Family: Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties”, by John Witte; “Victor Windeyer’s Legacy – Legal and Military Papers”, edited by Bruce M Debelle AO QC; “Interpreting Executive Power”, by Janina Boughey and Lisa Burton Crawford (eds); “The Foundations and Future of Public Law”, by Elizabeth Fisher, Jeff King and Alison L Young (eds); “Statutory Interpretation in Private Law”, by Prue Vines and M Scott Donald (eds); “Rectification of Documents”, by John Tarrant; and “Lord Devlin”, by Justice John Sackar.
Current Issues for the May edition of the Australian Law Journal has a discussion by Justice Kunc about the rule of law in the context of the current public debate about the position of the Commonwealth Attorney-General, and also the need for legislation in regard to coercive or abusive behaviour between intimate partners by Justice Kunc and Eloise Mack.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Reflections Upon Constitutional Interpretation And The “Aliens Power”: Love V Commonwealth” – Peter Gerangelos; “The Fluctuating Incidence Of The Burden Of Proof Under The Hague-Visby Rules: The Implications Of Volcafe Ltd V Compania Sud Americana De Vapores Sa  Ac 358 For The Position In Australia” – Angus Stewart; and “Overruling Constitutional Precedent” – Joshua Thomson SC and Madeleine Durand. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Afghanistan – Office of Special Investigator”; “Royal Commission into Police Informants”; “Press Freedom; National Security and the Law”; “The AG’s Gambit: National Defamation Reform Enters Its Middlegame”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “The Mortgagee’s Duty to Account – Rowe and Nom de Plume”; Around the Nation: Victoria: “COVID-19 and Emergency Regulations”; Admiralty and Maritime: “World in a Box: Impact of Containerisation on Shipping Transactions”; and Book Review: “The Washington Diaries of Owen Dixon, 1942–1944”, by Philip Ayres.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Three Key Issues Arising Out Of The Engineers Case: A Reply” – Nicholas Aroney; “Unexplained Wealth Orders In Australia Limits To Transparency And Responsibility For Other People’s Wealth” – Paul Latimer; “Climate Conscious Lawyering” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC; and “Adoption In Australia: Past, Present And Considerations For The Future” – Amy Conley Wright, Betty Luu and Judith Cashmore. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Admiralty and Maritime; and Equity and Trusts.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Responsible Jurimetrics: A Reply To Silbert’s Critique Of The Victorian Court Of Appeal” – Brian Opeskin and Gabrielle Appleby; “Directors’ Duties In A Post-Hayne World: “The Company” As More Than The Sum Of Its Shareholders” – Philip Sales; “Some Reservations About The Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Sentencing Decisions” – Adrian Staples; and “100 Years Of Speaking: Gender Equality Among Barristers Before The High Court” – Winsome Hall and George Williams. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Class Actions; Recent Cases; and Book Review.