The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reasonable reform: Understanding the knowledge of consent provision in section 61HA(3)(c) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)” – James Monaghan and Gail Mason; and “Presumption of innocence in Australia: A threatened species” – Anthony Gray. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “The High Court, the common law and conceptions of justice”; Contemporary Comment on criminal advocacy; Case and Comment on Alqudsi v the Queen; Phillips’ Brief; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The last Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three interesting articles on various aspects of law. The first article comes from David Caruso discusses proposed reforms for the cross-examination of child witnesses and the reception and treatment of their evidence. The second article is by Kathy Douglas and discusses the views of mediators about models of tribunal practice and the degree to which mediators improvise around a model. The final article, by Andrea de Smidt and Kate Dodgson, looks at the approach to legal practice taken by the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House to achieve the best outcomes for clients with the minimum of resources.