The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medically assisted suicide: Recent jurisprudence and the challenges for law reform” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Mental health legislation (civil) in Australia and China: A comparative perspective” – Danuta Mendelson and Nuannuan Lin; Medical Issues: “Family violence and clinical forensic medicine – The forgotten service?” – David Ranson, Angela Williams, Barbara Thorne and Jennifer Ryan; Bioethical Issues: “Justice, restoration and redress: Error, no-fault and tort-based systems” – Georgina Richardson and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “NuCoal Resources Ltd v New South Wales: The mining industry and potential health impacts of investor-state dispute settlement in Australia” – Thomas Faunce and Shaneel Parikh. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Refusal of potentially life-saving treatment for minors: The emerging international consensus by courts” – Ian Freckelton QC and Simon McGregor; “How should Australia respond to media-publicised developments on euthanasia in Belgium?” – Neera Bhatia, Ben White and Luc Deliens; “Aid in dying in New Zealand: Recent legal developments” – Andrew Geddis and Colin Gavaghan; “End-of-life decision-making in a health services setting: An access to justice lens” – Katherine Curnow; “Lawyers and advance care and end-of-life planning: Enhancing collaboration between legal and health professions” – Nola M Ries; “Does Australia need compulsory immunisation?’ – Wendy Jane Nixson; “Discharge against medical advice” – Audrey Laur; “The role of photographic and video documentation in the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault” – Annie Cossins, Amanda Jayakody, Christine Norrie and Patrick Parkinson; “Consent to innovative treatment: No need for a new legal test” – Bernadette Richards and Katrina Hutchison; and “Rethinking the “harmonisation” of international trade and public health” – Ania Lang. There is also a review of the book “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Class actions in New Zealand: The necessity for introducing a class action regime” – Chris Patterson; “Security for costs for corporate plaintiffs: Is constrained judicial discretion impeding access to justice?” – Rebecca Wheeler; and “Exploring eCourt innovations in New South Wales civil courts” – Philippa Ryan and Maxine Evers. Also in this Part are the editorial Comments and the following sections: Court watch: “The overarching objective in practice” – Dr Bernard Cairns; and Case note: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C  EWCOP 80; Seales v Attorney General  NZHC 1239 – by William Fotherby.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “The privilege against self-incrimination in coroners’ inquests” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Updating Australia’s pandemic preparedness: The revised Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI)” – Belinda Bennett; Medical Issues: “Cruise control: Prevention and management of sexual violence at sea” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Clayton’s compromises and the assisted dying debate” – Malcolm Parker; Medical Law Reporter: “Professional misconduct: The case of the Medical Board of Australia v Tausif (Occupational Discipline)” – Caroline Colton; Letters to the Editor; and Book Review: “Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law” by Charles Foster. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Health care justice for temporary migrant workers on 457 visas in Australia: A case study of internationally qualified nurses” – Paula O’Brien and Melissa Phillips; “A delayed inheritance: The Medical Board of Victoria’s 75-year wait to find doctors guilty of “infamous conduct in a professional respect”” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Correcting the record: Australian prosecutions for manslaughter in the medical context” – David J Carter; “Adapting to concurrent expert evidence in medical litigation” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; ““Loss of situation awareness” by medical staff: Reflecting on the moral and legal status of a psychological concept” – Hugh Breakey, Roel D van Winsen and Sidney W A Dekker; “Coroners’ guidelines for health practitioners: Help or hindrance?” – Sarah Middleton; “Unfair employment discrimination of previously depressed individuals” – Kenneth Wei-Qiang Choo and Wei-Liang Lee; “The decision-making of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in New Zealand” – Katey Thom, Stella Black and Graham Panther; “Re-visiting Re X: Hysterectomy, removal of reproductive capacity and the severely intellectually disabled child in New Zealand” – Jeanne Snelling; “An alternative to Zoe’s Law” – James Dalmau.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material. It includes articles on the legal status of bodies, the regulation of the use of human bodily material, definitions of “property” offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton, non-consensual genetic testing in Australia, biobanking of blood and bone marrow, property rights in recyclable artificial implants such as pacemakers, extra-bodily DNA sampling by the police, patent term extension schemes, travel for euthanasia or assisted suicide, the regulation of impaired doctors, plus much more.
The first Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer provides an interesting array of articles and sections focused on Queensland. Dan Rogers looks closely at Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (Qld), Isaac Frawley Buckley considers pre-trial publicity and the protection of impartiality in the criminal justice system, Nicky Jones reviews legal professional practice legislation, case law and policy regarding what constitutes legal work and who is entitled to carry it out, Tina Cockburn and Barbara Hamilton examine potential succession law issues as a result of assisted suicide, and Andreas Schloenhardt and Thomas Cottrell examine the evolution, application, and role of s 280 of the Criminal Code (Qld). These sections are Criminal Law, Industrial Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Book Reviews and Reports.