This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following articles based on papers originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference, “Victims of the System” in Bali (June 2013): “Unnecessary suffering: Violence against Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory – A discussion of contemporary issues and possible ways forward” – Justice Jenny Blokland; “Boat people as victims of the system: Mandatory sentencing of ‘people smugglers’ – Politics or justice?” – Dina Yehia SC; “Vulnerability, risk and justice for children and young people in the Northern Territory” – Howard Bath; as well as a look at 2015 legislative reforms to summary procedure in “Recent legislative reforms to summary procedure in the Northern Territory” – Leonique Swart.
The June 2013 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Obtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments – “plus ça change” or prospects new?” – Terese Henning; “A committal waste of time? Reforming Victoria’s pre-trial process: Lessons from other jurisdictions” – Asher Flynn; and “The demand for sentence discounts: Some empirical evidence” – Andrew Torre and Darren Wraith. There is also a Case and Comment: The Queen v Khazaal and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of OLC includes the following articles: “Catching lightning in a bucket: Archiving the performing arts in the digital age” – Paul Bentley; “Have you zeen the zines?” – Jane Douglas; “What’s online for children?” – Anne Parbury; “Online office suites” – Jon Jermey. Also included in this Part are the following sections: Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Company News; Conferences, Meetings and Seminars; Databases and Aggregators; and Web Watch. Definitely worth a look!
The final Part of Volume 2 of the Family Law Review publishes an article by Michelle Fernando that argues the need for guidelines to be promulgated by the Family Law Courts that give direction to judges on how to meet with children who are the subject of parenting disputes and an article by Danielle Jaku-Greenfield that discusses importance of clear protocols for cooperation between family relationship service providers and family lawyers. Also in this Part are a Family Dispute Resolution, International Family Law and Recent Cases sections.
By Brian Hillman The following extracted paragraphs are from the International family law section published in the March 2012 issue of the Family Law Review.* OVERSEAS ADOPTION The impact of immigration issues on adoption is twofold because of Australia’s federal system. The immigration into Australia of an adopted child, or the acquisition of permanent residence ...more
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN TISSUE REGULATION: AN AGENDA FOR RESEARCH By Cameron Stewart and Ian Kerridge* The transformation of umbilical cord blood from being a waste product to being a valuable source of stem cells has led to the emergence of significant legal, ethical and social issues. This editorial ...more
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
How to Work Effectively with Family Relationship Centres by Linda Kochanski First established in 2008, Family Relationships Centres provide dispute resolution services to separating parties to deal with issues, particularly around children’s matters. The Centres were seen as a way of avoiding the litigious resolution of family disputes and also of providing the services needed ...more