Behind the Scenes of the ALJ: It’s the journal traditionally heralded as holding the most topical of legal issues. With a new General Editor and expanded editorial board, The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) is going through an exciting process of rejuvenation. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, we look behind the scenes of the ALJ and learn more about the Editorial Board and their collaborative content selection process.
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
The latest Part of the Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Dismissal based on breach of employer policy – searching for the boundaries of “reasonable”” – Leila Chacko; “Cosmic radiation, aircrew and WHS obligation” – David Chitty; “The implied duty of mutual trust and confidence – necessary or dangerous?” – Ashleigh Mills; “Comparison of the current construction industry Government Procurement Codes for the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; and “Solicitation or “staying connected”? How to protect your client base in an online space” – Peter Wright and Dean Schubert; and an interview with the Fair Work Commission’s Senior Deputy President Lea Drake on women in the law and valuing a robust work ethic. Also in this Part are the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; Diary and a review of the following book: “Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law”.