This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Engagement: Australia’s weak link in biodiversity protection” – Paul Martin, Elodie Le Gal and Miriam Verbeek; “Compliance with statutory directives and the negligence liability of public authorities: Climate change and coastal development” – Justine Bell-James and Anna Huggins; “Adapting to a sustainable energy future: Part 1 – The localisation of sustainable energy generation under the New South Wales planning law regime” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC and Tristan Orgill; “Community Engagement Charters: South Australia’s proposal to change the approach to community involvement in land-use planning” – Paul Leadbeter; “China’s market-based environmental reforms: From inception to international co-operation and integration” – Benny Hu and Richard Simmons. This Part also includes a book review: “Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo” edited by J Glazewski and S Esterhuyse – reviewed by Tariro Mutongwizo and Cameron Holley.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reconsidering Pre-trial Questioning as a Measure to Address Prejudicial Pre-trial Publicity in Victoria” – Anna Belgiorno-Nettis; and “Accommodating Impairments in Empathy in the Sentencing of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” – Joanna Connolly. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “A Guilty Mind”; Contemporary Comment on “Interpreters in the Criminal Courts of Scotland”; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Completing the painting: Legislative innovation and the ‘Australianness’ of Australian real property law” – Paul Babie; “Blockchains, trust and land administration: The return of historical provenance” – Lynden Griggs, Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and James Scheibner; “Verification of identity: As simple as it seems?” – Brett Harding; “Compulsory acquisition without compensation and the Nigerian Land Use Act” – Akintunde Otubu; New Zealand: “Unit titles and bodies corporate: Simple questions and difficult answers” – Thomas Gibbons; Queensland: “Enforcing obligations in development conditions against successors in title: Heaven’s door remains closed” – Sharon Christensen; South Australia: “A never-ending story: Torrens title in South Australia and the 2015-2016 Amendments to the Real Property Act 1886 (SA)” – Paul Babie; and Book Review.
The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft. This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Investing in people” – Dr John Falzon; “Thinking outside the square: Long Service Leave today” – Ashleigh Mills (winner of the 2016 McCallum Medal Competition); “Complaints and inquiries: Pain in the neck or workplace right?” – Neil Napper and Luke Scandrett; “‘The King’s Shilling’: Military industrial relations in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; and “The insidious abuse of Section 389(1)(a)” – Bruce Taylor. Also featured is an interview with WR’s co-General Editor Jeffrey Phillips SC, and the following sections: Focus On: SA; Focus On: WA; Work Health and Safety; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Values in public law” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO (based on address given at the James Spigelman Oration 2015, Sydney); and “Not worth the paper they’re not written on? Executing documents (including deeds) under electronic documentation platforms: Part A” – Diccon Loxton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2016: Outcomes and Jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; and “Educating Juries or Telling Them What to Think? Credibility, Delay in Complaint, Judicial Directions and the Role of Juries” – John Willis and Marilyn McMahon. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “In Search of Principles and Processes for Sound Criminal Law-making”; Case and Comment on Zaburoni v The Queen  HCA 12; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “The Right to Sue for Non-Communication or Delay in the Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “‘My [Electronic] Health Record'” – Cui Bono (For Whose Benefit)? – Danuta Mendelson and Gabrielle Wolf; “The Foundations of the Comparison Forensic Sciences: Report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology” – Stephen Cordner, David Ranson and Richard Bassed; Bioethical Issues: “Error and Accountability in a No-Fault System: Maintaining Professionalism” – Rebecca Babcock and Grant Gillett; and Medical Law Reporter: “Seeding Australian Regulation of Genomics in the Cloud” – Elizabeth Abbott and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Is Australia Well Equipped to Deal with Future Clinical Trials?” – Lisa Eckstein and Don Chalmers; “Is There a Role for Law in Medical Practice When Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment? Empirical Findings on Attitudes of Doctors” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Malcolm Parker, Colleen Cartwright and Gail Williams; “The Knowledge and Practice of Doctors in Relation to the Law That Governs Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment from Adults Who Lack Capacity” – Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Colleen Cartwright, Malcolm Parker and Gail Williams; “Decision-Making Capacity and its Relationship to a Legally Valid Consent: Ethical, Legal and Professional Context” – Scott Lamont, Cameron Stewart and Mary Chiarella; “Balancing Self-Tracking and Surveillance: Legal, Ethical and Technological Issues in Using Smartphones to Monitor Communication in People with Health Conditions” – Jacki Liddle, Mark Burdon, David Ireland, Adrian Carter, Christina Knuepffer, Nastassja Milevskiy, Simon McBride, Helen Chenery and Wayne Hall; “Primum Non Nocere: A More Proactive Workplace Drug Testing Regime for Australian Medical Practitioners?” – Claire Leyden-Duval; “‘Dealing with the Drink’: A Case for Reviewing Gradual Regulation of Teenagers’ Access to Alcohol” – Brendan Walker-Munro; “Red Bull: Does It Give You Wings or Cardiac Disturbances? Modifying the Law Regarding Energy Drinks in Australia” – Marilyn Bromberg and Justine Howard; “Zolpidem, Complex Sleep-Related Behaviour and Volition” – Marilyn McMahon; “Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD” – Paul McGorrery; “Collision or Collusion? Homicides Staged as Car Accidents” – Claire Ferguson; and “Name Suppression Practices of New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal 2004-2014” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois J Surgenor, Michael Ip and Kate Kersey. There is also a review of the book “Lecretia’s Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law” by Matt Vickers – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.