The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sir Leo Finn Bernard Cussen: The Centenary of a High Court Tragedy – Part 2” – Paulina Fishman; “The Evolution from Strict Liability to Negligence: When And Why? – Part 1” – Anthony Gray; and “The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales: A Very Short History of an Environmental Court in Action” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Admiralty and Maritime; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Class Actions; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “The enforceability of extended contractual warranties for contract works – can the hurdles of applicable limitation periods be overcome?” – Laina Chan. Also in this Part is an Editorial; the 2015 Keating Lecture by the Right Honourable Lord Dyson; and the following case Report: Grocon Constructors (Victoria) Pty Ltd v APN DF2 Project 2 Pty Ltd  VSCA 190.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following content: “Marital rape: Retrospectivity and the common law” – Kellie Toole; “Divergent approaches to the admissibility of tendency evidence in New South Wales and Victoria: The risk of adopting a more permissive approach” – David Hoitink and Anthony Hopkins; Sentencing Review 2014-2015 – Lorana Bartels; and Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Criminalising research fraud” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Disciplinary proceedings for inappropriate prescription of opioid medications by medical practitioners in Australia (2010-2014)” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Legal liability for psychiatrists’ decisions about involuntary inpatient status for mental health patients” – Ian Freckelton QC; Bioethical Issues: “Is a cleft lip and palate a serious “handicap”? Jepson v Chief Constable of West Mercia – A legal and ethical critique” – Michael Morrison and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nursing documentation: A valuable clinical activity” – Kim Forrester; Medical Law Reporter: “Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013 (No 2): Paradoxical commercial impacts of the conservative agenda on fetal rights” – Roseanna Bricknell and Thomas Faunce; Letter to the Editor and Book Review: Maralinga by Frank Walker. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The bereavement gap: Grief, human dignity and legal personhood in the debate over Zoe’s Law” – Hannah Robert; “The standard of medical care under the Australian Civil Liability Acts: Ten years on” – Joseph Lee; “Holding unregistered health practitioners to account: An analysis of current regulatory and legislative approaches” – Jon Wardle; “Voluntary palliated starvation: A lawful and ethical way to die?” – Ben White, Lindy Willmott and Julian Savulescu; “Confusing criminal and civil law: When may a hospital refuse to release a dead body?” – Steven B Gallagher; “A right to choose how to live: The Australian common law position on refusals of care” – Katherine Curnow; “New Zealand’s Mental Health District Inspector in historical context: ‘The impartial scrutiny of a citizen of standing’” – Kate Prebble, Claire Gooder and Katey Thom; “Wrongful life claims and negligent selection of gametes or embryos in infertility treatments: A quest for coherence” – Noam Gur; “Young people and medical procedures: Whether or not young people can be competent to make medical decisions in their own interests” – Michael Easton; and “We didn’t start this fireless vapour: E-cigarette legislation in Australia” – Dr Marilyn Krawitz
The latest Part of PLR includes the following Comments: “Future challenges on the path to constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples” – Megan Davis; “Dedicated Indigenous representation in New Zealand’s Parliament” – Andrew Geddis; the following Speech: “The changing character of judicial review in Australia: The legacy of Marbury v Madison?” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; and the following articles: “The Constitution and its common law background” – Jeffrey Goldsworthy; and “Dual federal and State judicial appointments: An Australian impossibility?” – Sarah Murray. There is also a book review and a developments section.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2014 includes an editorial on drug law reform, an article by David Lusty which presents a comprehensive analysis of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, drawing upon historical precedents and contemporary case law from around the world, a sentencing review for 2013-2014 by Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases, a comment on the animal cruelty case of New Zealand Police v Heka and a Phillips’ Brief section.
The Winter 2014 issue of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Anti-bullying update – Fair Work Commission decisions” – Shane Wescott, Annika Anderson and Neil Napper; “Secondary boycott actions under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010” – Robert McClelland; and “ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd v Goudappel” – Andrew Parker. Also in this Part is an interview of Professor Joellen Riley and an opinion piece by Gerard Phillips, as well as the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; and Diary.
The latest Part of ADRJ includes several interesting articles canvassing a wide range of topics, including international arbitration in Australia, the common law requirement of “good faith”, child-inclusive mediation, legal fairness in ADR processes, judicial mediation in Indonesia and the effectiveness of customary arbitration as a peace-making mechanism in Nigeria. There is also a case note, a Vale for Professor Roger Fisher, a review of a DVD of simulated mediation produced by La Trobe University and a book review.
The October Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Managing the paper: Taming the Leviathan” – Hon Justice Peter Vickery; “Reflections on ADR, judging and non-adversarial justice: Parallels and future developments” – Michael S King; “To dream the impossible dream? Therapeutic jurisprudence in mainstream courts” – Pauline Spencer; and “Antisocial personality disorder and therapeutic justice court programs” – Andrew Cannon, Rebekah Doley, Claire Ferguson and Nathan Brooks.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes four great articles on different aspects of property law. The first article comes from Michael Weir and Tina Hunter and discusses the structural conflict between the interests of landholders and titleholders in coal seam gas extraction. The second article is by Elizabeth Toomey and investigates the effect of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (NZ) on the established Torrens principles of land ownership. Next is the article by Richard Wu and Mohd Yazid Bin Zul Kepli which considers the global implementation of title registration systems, focusing on common law countries such as Australia, England and the United States. Finally the article by Madeline Gleeson the importance of property law, human rights and development in Cambodia.