Australian Law Reform Commission
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Security for Costs in Unfunded Federal Class Actions: Back to the Future” – Vince Morabito and Naomi Hatcher; and “The Unresolved Problem of Expert Evidence” – Thomas Kearney. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Statutory Interpretation; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Family Law; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “Financial counselling and the self-represented debtor in the Federal Circuit Court bankruptcy list: An analysis of a recent pilot service” – Paul Ali, Lucinda O’Brien and Ian Ramsay; and “Deeds of company arrangement and secured creditors” – David Morrison; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “Never mind the law: Just hurry up and collect more tax! the ATO persists with unnecessary litigation” – David Morrison; Report from New Zealand: “Recent personal insolvency decisions” – Lynne Taylor; and a Book Review: “Insolvent Investments” – review by Michael Murray and Jason Harris.
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes three interesting articles. The first article is by Dan Hunter and discusses the recent Australian Law Reform Commission report proposing a fair use defence to copyright infringement in Australia, examining the experience of fair use cases in the United States and drawing lessons from the jurisprudential history. The second article, by Kimberlee Weatherall, analyses and contextualises the conclusions of the Australian Law Reform Commission regarding the retransmission scheme and assorted broadcast exceptions, arguing that more attention should be paid to cultural policies in thinking about copyright reform. The final article comes from Bob Wright and argues that the Australian government should amend the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in order to introduce United States-style fair use provisions as an additional open-ended exception to copyright sitting below, and integrated with, the current fair dealing exceptions.