The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three fascinating articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andreas Schloenhardt and Samantha Garbutt and outlines international requirements and explores Australia’s legislative approach to criminalising organ trafficking. The second article, by Mirko Bagaric and Theo Alexander, examines the empirical data on whether specific deterrence and rehabilitation are attainable, and consequently whether they should be retained or abolished as sentencing objectives. The final article comes from Emily Kerr and analyses the contemporary “crisis” of public confidence in Australian sentencing judges, and examines the potential for recent developments in sentencing law and policy to resolve the crisis.