Chief Justice Robert French AC
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Chief Justice Robert French AC” – Chief Justice Wayne Martin; “Appearing in the French Court” – Justice Stephen McLeish; and “The High Court under Chief Justice Robert French” – Harry Hobbs, Andrew Lynch and George Williams. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Personalia; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review is a special issue by Guest Editor Prof Ann O’Connell, dedicated to the Honourable Richard Edmonds, with a Foreword by Chief Justice Robert French AC, Preface by Justice Tony Pagone, and tributes by Chief Justice James Allsop AO and Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC. This Part includes the following articles by eminent contributors: “Justice Richard Edmonds: Part IVA – ‘I am firmly of the view …’” – Justice Michelle Gordon; “The Indooroopilly saga” – David Bloom QC; “Justice Edmonds’ contributions to extra-judicial writing and tax reform” – Chloe Burnett; “Charities, tax and wrongdoing: A principled approach” – Ann O’Connell and Fiona Martin; “A shining light: Justice Richard Edmonds and the jurisprudence relating to the taxation of capital gains in Australia” – Chris Evans and Gordon Cooper AM; “Justice Edmonds and interpretation of Australia’s GST legislation” – Richard Krever and Jonathan Teoh; “From Switzerland to New Zealand: Around the world in 13 cases” – Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq. Finally, a comprehensive table of judgments sets out his Honour’s legacy over the course of his Honour’s appointment in 2005 to his retirement in February 2016.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Equal justice and cultural diversity: The general meets the particular” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “The United Nations report on North Korea and the Security Council: Interface of security and human rights” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; and “Magna Carta in Australia 1803-2015: Law and myth” – David Clark. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law, Around the Nation: Vic; Environmental Law; Human Rights; Competition and Consumer Law, Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; and a Book Review.
The last Part of Volume 87 of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “The courts and the parliament” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “It tolls for thee: Accessorial liability after Bell v Westpac” – Hon T F Bathurst and Sienna Merope; “The status of law reports produced in England prior to 1865” – P W Young and A A Gomez; and “Proportionate liability in the High Court” – Leigh Warnick. Also included in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Recent Cases and Book Reviews.
The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!
The latest Part of ALJ publishes the following articles: “Judges and academics: Dialogue of the hard of hearing” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “An age of judicial hegemony” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; “Communications with the court” – Richard Lilley SC and Justin Carter; and “Jurisdiction clauses since Akai” – Richard Garnett. There are also several sections, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, and Recent Cases.