The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “A Law for Modern Times: The Electronic Conveyancing National Law, Forged Mortgages and Immediate Indefeasibility” – Penny Carruthers and Natalie Skead; “‘A Grade Below Them All’: Real Property Interests on the Reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians” – Jason Jones; “The Troubled Borderlands of Torrens Indefeasibility: Lessons from Australia and the United States” – Paul Babie and John Orth; Singapore: “Recent Developments: Fiduciary Duties of Resulting Trustees; Joint Tenancies and the Enforcement of Judgment Debts; Developments in the Doctrine of Part Performance” – Kelvin Low; Queensland: “Instalment Contracts and the Unwary Seller – A Case for Reform” – W D Duncan and Sharon Christensen; Western Australia: “Property Law Issues in Western Australia” – Eileen Webb. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; General Editor and South Australia Editor – Paul Babie; and Book Review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Discretion and the rule of law in the criminal justice system” – Justice M J Beazley AO and Myles Pulsford; “In defence of McCracken: A response to “Why do courts cut back on statutory remedies provided by parliament under corporate law”” – Nishad Kulkarni; “Recourse to contractual context reaffirmed” – Brent Michael and Derek Wong; and “The intoxication defence: Toward a better understanding of current doctrine and reform” – Kenneth J Arenson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes articles on a wide range of topics, including the loss or impairment of native title; s 6(2)(b) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic); what role international law should play in Australian constitutional interpretation; and the power of State parliaments to entrench legislation by enacting manner or form requirements. There are also two Comments, the first discussing executive power after Williams v Commonwealth and the second looks at the use of representative government to bypass representative government. There is also a Developments section.
The January 2012 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes the usual interesting mix of articles and sections. The articles cover such diverse topics as judicial review of decisions of non-governmental bodies exercising governmental powers, the practice of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in relation to medical evidence, potential problems with a transfer of property made by an insolvent company and ambiguity as a precondition to the use of extrinsic evidence. The Sections include notes on the authority of the High Court, termination of lease and duty of care, plus much more.