The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Navigating a New Terrain: Developing Autonomous Vehicle Liability Pathways in Australia in Light of International Experience” – Lilla Thiele-Evans, Blake Pepper, John Zeleznikow, Neil Foster and Tania Sourdin; “The Impact of a New and Widespread Contagious Disease on Pre-existing Contractual Obligations” – Tom Allchurch; and “Is the Coronavirus the End of All Contracts?” – Natalie Ngo.
This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Some Recent Developments”; “Can Australia Still Call Itself a Liberal Democracy?”; “Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?”; “The COVID-era and Australian Federation: State Power Rises, Old Faultlines Revealed”; “National Security Legislation and Parliamentary Oversight”; and “The Curated Page”; Around the Nation: Western Australia: “Resolution of a Cold Case?”; Environmental Law: “Quartet of Recent Landmark Climate Change Cases”; Statutory Interpretation: “‘Always Speaking’ Statutes”; Book Reviews: “The Chronicle of a Young Lawyer: A Legal Journey in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea”, by Kerry Dillon; and “Frontiers of Public Law”, edited by Jason NE Varuhas and Shona Wilson Stark; and Obituary: Judge James Crawford (1948–2021).
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Estoppel And Enforcement Of International Arbitration Awards” – Richard Garnett; “Defamation: Serious Harm And Contextual Truth” – James O’Hara; and “Towards A Coherent Sentencing Jurisprudence For Animal Cruelty Offences” – Gabrielle Wolf, Mirko Bagaric and Jane Kotzmann. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “The Rule of Law”; “Coercive Control”; and “The Curated Page”; Around the Nation: Tasmania: “Hobart’s Supreme Court Buildings”; Family Law: “Section 114AB: Semantics and Chaos”; Human Rights: “Major UN Review of Australia’s Human Rights Record”; New Zealand: “End of Life Choice: Coming to New Zealand by the Road Less Travelled”; and Recent Cases: “Trade and Commerce – Misleading and Deceptive Conduct – Unconscionable Conduct – Procuring Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Equity – Fiduciaries – Duty – Breach – Contract – Breach of Contract – Joint Venture – Termination”.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes a Tribute to the Founding Editor of the Journal, Dr Damien Cremean, marking his retirement from the Journal. This Part also includes the following article: “When does a consent order operate as or evidence a contract?” – Alexander Sloan. Also in this Part are Editorial Comments and Case Notes.
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 latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Do the Law Lords bind lower courts?” – Oliver Jones; “Building management statements and strata management statements: Unholy mixing of contract and property” – Cathy Sherry; “Civil penalties and procedural protections” – Matthew Lees; and “Contract, confidence, and the fiduciary relationship” – Lee Aitken. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, and Recent Cases.
Is the accessibility of information on the WWW disrupting the foundation and rationale of the patent system of disclosure in exchange for grant of a patent?
By Eliza Jane Saunders. This article considers the reliability of information sourced through the internet and looks at how some of the major patent offices around the world use information disclosed on the World Wide Web (WWW) as a source of prior art information in the examination of patent applications.
Editor: Peter Butt. Each issue of ALJ brings readers the latest developments in conveyancing and property, written by experienced practitioners.
By Adrian Bellemore. The failure to commit to writing, fully and explicitly, the terms of an agreement may very well give rise to proceedings being taken by a party seeking to enforce what that party may allege is the agreement and in circumstances where the other party disputes such an allegation.
By Owen Hayford. This article considers the impact of proportionate liability legislation on contractual risk allocation, and why one might seek to contract out of the legislation.