With millions of Australians participating in them, and with the associations themselves numbering in the hundreds of thousands, unincorporated associations truly are social entities. They variously include sports clubs, charities, cultural and arts and environmental organisations, and churches. “The vast majority of Australians participate in unincorporated associations,” says Matthew Turnour in “Should Australians Have a ...more
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “Pleading guilty online in Queensland: Efficiency at the expense of justice” – Mikayla Brier-Mills; and the following sections: Administrative law: Uelese v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 15; Commercial law: A bank’s liability for the advice of its financial planner: Westpac Banking Corp v Jamieson  QCA 50; (2015) 294 FLR 48; Conveyancing and Property law: Compensation or consideration for a statutory right of user?; Criminal law: Particulars in workplace health and safety prosecutions; and Alleging previous convictions in the magistrates court; Health and Guardianship law: Children, consent and the refusal of blood: A recent Queensland case; and Industrial law: Fighting at work – Disentitling and serious and wilful misconduct?. Also in this Part is a Report on FCA v Commissioner of Queensland Police Service (Family law and child welfare, Magistrates) and reviews of the following books: The Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct – Colin Lockhart; Native Title in Australia – Richard Barlett; Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases and Commentary – Eric Colvin, Justice John McKechnie and Jodie O’Leary; Law of Confidentiality – G E Dal Pont.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “When can a tenancy be terminated under s 129 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld)?” – WD Duncan and the following sections: Commercial Law: “The effectiveness of a donee’s signature on a contract of guarantee under a power of attorney in binding the donor to the contract: Nielsen v Capital Finance Australia Ltd  QCA 139” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “Compensation sought for an improper caveat” – Dr Bill Dixon; and “Black Diamond Group Pty Ltd v Manor of Maluka Pty Ltd  QSC 219” – Adam Khan; Criminal Law: “Aboriginality and deprived backgrounds as factors in sentencing” – AM West; Health and Guardianship Law: “Guardianship and administration application in the matter of MDC  QCAT 338” – Dr Malcolm Smith; Industrial Law: “Goldsborough v Bentley  QSC 141: Direction of the coroner to answer a question relating to the decision not to prosecute” – Dr Kristy Richardson; Book reviews: “Australian Anti-discrimination Law” by Neil Rees, Simon Rice and Dominique Allan – reviewed by Frances Sanders; and “Social Work in the Shadow of Law” by Simon Rice and Andrew Day – reviewed by Jessica Dale; and a Report: Madsen v Pope (Procedure, Equity, Limitation of actions).
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Mediation developments in the Australia/Pacific region” – John A McGruther; “Resolving or escalating disputes? Experiences of the NSW Police Force complaints process” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Alan Beckley and Melissa Martin; “An introduction to the challenges and possibilities of faith-based arbitration in Australia” – Nadav Prawer, Nussen Ainsworth and John Zeleznikow; “ADR in legal education: Evaluating a teaching and learning innovation” – Judy Gutman, Silvia McCormack and Matthew Riddle; “Compensation through conciliation: Payments made through the Office of the Health Services Commissioner” – James Cameron and Grant Davies; and “Mandatory mediation: A positive development in most cases” – Krista Mahoney.
The June 2013 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is the last Part for Volume 20 and is a Special Issue about law, policy and practice concerning stored embryos in assisted reproduction. The articles cover such topics as consent, information-giving and counselling concerning stored embryos, use of stored embryos after separation or death of a partner, the destruction of stored embryos and compensation for women who provide their eggs for research, the best interests of neonates, adult guardianship, and the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights, plus much more!
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.
This Part of JLM includes a wide range of articles and sections to choose from, for example the range includes misleading health service practitioner representations and health outcomes after whiplash, an argument that male circumcision does prevent HIV infection and ethical psychiatric research in Singapore, the legal status of the fetus in NSW and an argument for legalising voluntary physician- based euthanasia, legal capacity under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and open disclosure following medical error. Plus much, much more.
The Winter 2012 edition of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The industrial relations system is fundamentally flawed” – Frank Marks; “The ACTU’s insecure work campaign” – Natalie Rodwell and Neil Napper; “From ABCC to FWBC: Tides of change?” – Irina Kolodizner and Neil Napper; “Assessing compensation in adverse action cases” – Ian Latham and David Taylor; “Casual chat backfires on bank” – Craig Tanner; and “Keeping older workers on the dance floor and the benefits of SLOW ageing” – Kate Marie and Eva Migdal. Also included in this Part are a range of section notes, including an interview of Professor John Buchanan, Vales of The Hon Judith Cohen and Frank Walker QC, the Diary and much more.
By Kristy Richardson and John Compton. This article examines s 281 of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld) and the way that section has been interpreted in the context of assessing compensation for landowners affected by the grant of a mining lease over their land.