This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Class Actions”. Against the backdrop of the ALRC and VLRC inquiries into class actions and litigation funding currently underway, this very timely issue covers the following articles: “Class Actions: Historical Highlights” – John Basten; “Class Action Commencement in Australia: A Practical Approach” – Nick Beaumont SC; “The Use and Abuse of Security for Costs in Class Actions” – Peter Cashman; “Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification” – Michael Legg; and “Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements” – Samuel J Hickey and Michael Legg.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Refugee Protection and State Security in Australia: Piecing Together Protective Regimes” – Peter Billings; “Characterising Migration Directions as Legislative Instruments: Implications for Judicial Review” – Christopher Chiam; and “Planning and Soft Law” – Greg Weeks and Linda Pearson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Imposing Fiduciary Duties on Credit Rating Agencies Towards Investors” – Meena Hanna; “Whistleblowing and Corporate Governance: Regulating to Reap the Governance Benefits of ‘Institutionalised’ Whistleblowing” – Sulette Lombard and Vivienne Brand; and “From Damages to Disgorgement: Civil Remedies for Insider Trading in Australia” – Mark Watts. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Vale: “Bob Baxt” – Rosemary Langford; Current Developments – Legal and Administrative: “Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Flugge: Section 180 Strikes Again” – Tim Bednall; Corporate Finance: “Refinancing Purchase Money Security Interests: A Note on Allied Distribution Finance Pty Ltd v Samwise Holdings Pty Ltd” – Anthony Duggan; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Confucian Teaching as an Ethical Compass in Business” – Charles KN Lam and Professor SH Goo; Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: “An Analysis of the Business Objectives of the Largest Listed Companies in Australia, The United Kingdom and the United States” – Ian Ramsay and Belinda Sandonato; and New Zealand: “Crowd-Sourced Funding, Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Australia and New Zealand” – Dr Gordon Walker.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Migratory Boundaries of Coastal Properties in Cases of Artificially Caused Erosion” – Brent Michael; “Better Protecting Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements in Queensland: A New Class of Easement?” – Tim Wishart and Margaret Stephenson; “Up in the Air(bnb): Can Short-term Rentals Be Tamed?” – Laura Schatz and Rebecca Leshinsky; Essay: “Baseball, Friendship, Law and Property” – Paul Babie; Consumer Issues: “A Law of Neighbours: Views, Sunlight, and Intervention” – Lynden Griggs; Singapore and Hong Kong: “Recent Developments: Presumed Resulting Trusts, Vitiating Factors for Trusts, Interrupting Adverse Possession, and Abandonment of Leasehold Covenants” – Kelvin Low and Alvin See; United States: “Joint Tenancy – Severance – Unilateral Severance without Notice to Other Joint Tenant” – John Orth; South Australia: “The Annual Rent Threshold Triggering the Application of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA)” – Paul Babie; and Victoria: “Part Performance: When It Is the Context that Counts” – Vanessa Johnston. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; General Editor and South Australia Editor – Paul Babie.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “A Contractual Path Around Proportionate Liability?” – Grant Lubofsky; and “Transfer of Project Risk: The Impact of Testing and Commissioning and Implications of Practical Completion and Taking into Use by the Principal” – Patrick Mead. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and Reports on the following cases: Aalborg CSP A/S v Ottoway Engineering Pty Ltd; Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council; and Fitz Jersey Pty Ltd v Atlas Construction Group Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “The Collapse of Dick Smith and the Problem of Gift Cards: Issues and Alternatives for Consumer Protection” – Mohammed Al Bhadily and Kyle Bowyer; and “The New Section 46 Misuse of Market Power Test and the European Intel Experience” – Elizabeth Hersey; and the following sections: Defective Goods; Case Note; Tribunal Tableaux; Obituary; Comments from Commerce; Consumer Concerns; Report from Africa; Report from New Zealand; Benchmarks; and Odds & Ends.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Managing Legal Risk in Government Procurement: Disgruntled Tenderers’ Search for a Remedy Continues” – Louise Young. Also in this Part is an Editorial; and a Report on the following case: Walker Group Constructions Pty Ltd v Tzaneros Investments Pty Ltd  NSWCA 27.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Implementing Competition Law in Developing Countries: Barriers to Success and the Role of Technical Assistance” – Kate James; “The Reasonableness of Restraints: An Analysis of the Enforcement of Post-Employment Restraints” – Ian Neil SC and Nicholas Saady; “Curing Defective Registrations in the Personal Property Securities Register” – Andrew Berriman; and “How Should Directors Tackle Cyber Risks?” – James Duffy.
The Autumn 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “The Fair Work Commission and Self-represented Parties” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “An Update on the Contractual Status of Corporate Policies” – Ian Latham; “‘It Is Not a Perfect World’: Workplace Bullying and an Employer’s Duty of Care” – Milaan Latten and John Tuck; “Perils of Parliamentary Privilege” – James Macken; and “Judicial Bullying” – Jeffrey Phillips SC. Also featured is an interview with FWC Vice President Joe Catanzariti, and the following sections: Discrimination; Work Health and Safety; Book Reviews; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 3” – Chris Boge; “The Validity of an Unsent Text as a Testamentary Disposition” – Kristy Richardson; and the following Sections: Criminal Law: “Children and the Presumption of Incapacity” – A M West; Industrial Law: “The Importance of the Legal Entity: Queensland v Roane-Spray  QCA 245” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: GR v ZD (Criminal law).