The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Creation of the Federal Court: A Reflection” – Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS; “Characterisation: Its place in Contractual Analysis and Related Enquiries” – James Allsop; “Gender Equality among Barristers before the High Court” – Daniel Reynolds and George Williams. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Victoria; Environmental Law; Equity and Trusts; Family Law; Recent Cases; Books Received and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of Crim LJ publishes the following material: “The High Court on crime in 2012: Outcomes and jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; “Provocation: The good, the bad and the ugly” – Thomas Crofts and Arlie Loughnan; “Judicial valuation of the social costs of crime” – Andrew Torre and Scott Sherwen; and “Intellectual disabilities and the determination of fitness to plead in the magistrates’ courts” – Betheli O’Carroll. There is also an editorial discussing appeals against conviction and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes an article by George Williams AO which addresses the place of the Northern Territory under the Australian Constitution, and the status of Territorians as “secondclass citizens”.. This Part also includes an article by Patrick Bolton which considers the development and juridical basis of a doctor’s duty of care after Young v Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc and argues that its extension to preventable conditions is both contrary to principle and unachievable. There is also a “Current Issue” section looking at the content of double jeopardy in Crown appeals and a “Case notes” section.