The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Litigation in the South Australian Fast Track Streams” – Jordan Tutton; “Bikies, Brothels and Big Insurers: The Stealth Litigation and its Ramifications” – Nicholas Saady and Nicholas Olson; and “Meaningful Access to Justice for Everyday Legal Problems: New Research on Consumer Problems Among Canadians” – Lesley Jacobs and Matt McManus. Also in this Part is the editorial Comment and the following sections: Court watch: “Abuse of Process” – Bernard Cairns; and Case notes: “Internet Exceptionalism in Canada – Equustek and Globe24h.com” – Judge David Harvey. There is also a book review on “Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson” by Roderick Joyce QSO QC.
Environmental and Planning Law Journal update: Vol 34 Pt 6 (Special Issue: Frontiers in Environmental Law)
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal is a collection of papers from the 3rd Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium held at Melbourne Uni Law School in Feb 2017. With an Editorial by Brad Jessup, Lee Godden and Jacqueline Peel, this Part features the following articles: “Making Climate Science Matter in the Courtroom” – Nicole Rogers; “Electricity Systems between Climate Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Pressures: Can Legal Frameworks for ‘Resilience’ Provide Answers?” – Stephanie Niall and Anne Kallies; “Competition or Collaboration? Using Legal Persons to Manage Water for the Environment in Australia and the United States” – Erin O’Donnell; “‘Seeing the Place Makes It Real’: Place-based Teaching in the Environmental and Planning Law Classroom” – Estair Van Wagner; “The Sustainability Business Clinic – Australian Clinical Legal Education for a ‘New Environmentalism’ and New Environmental Law” – Brad Jessup and Claire Carroll; and “Implications of Indigenous Land Tenure Changes for Accessing Indigenous Genetic Resources from Northern Australia” – Fran Humphries, Daniel F Robinson and Heron Loban.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Horses for Courses: Assignment of Building Warranties to Subsequent Owners” – Jeremy Parsons. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Standard Form Construction Contracts and Adhesion Contracts” by Michael Christie SC; and the following case Reports: Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (in liq) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd; and Shade Systems Pty Ltd v Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 2).
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “The Law of Unintended Consequences: The Effects of Voiding Ipso Facto Clauses in Business Format Franchise Agreements” – Rob Nicholls and Jenny Buchan; “Empowering Workers: Avenues of Legal Redress for Victims of Workplace Cyberbullying” – Colette Langos and Mark Giancaspro; and “Recent PPSA Reform Initiatives in Canada” – Anthony Duggan. Also in this Part is the following section: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The First Cartel Offence Prosecution in Australia: Implications and Non-implications” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Criminalising Fictional Child Abuse Material: Where Do We Draw the Line?” – Hadeel Al-Alosi; “A ‘Defence’ of Pure Fantasy in Cases of Procuring or Grooming a Child for Sexual Activity?” – Timothy Matthews; “The Socio-demographic, Psychiatric and Criminological Characteristics of People Found Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Impairment in Victoria” – Janet Ruffles; and “Retaining and Expanding Breach of Peace” – Brendon Murphy. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Effectiveness and Proportionality in Australia’s Custodial Punishment” by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 2” – Chris Boge; and the following Sections: Conveyancing and Property Law: “Body Corporate Caretaker Disputes” – Gavin Handran and Maxwell Walker; Criminal Law: “Covert Frustration of the Right to Silence” – Andrew West; Industrial Law: “Workplace Health and Safety v Z Group Pty Ltd  QMC 12” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Glasson v Toll Holdings Ltd (Procedure, Workers’ Compensation).
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “Patent Law and the March of Technology – Did the Productivity Commission Get It Right?” – Jane Nielsen and Dianne Nicol; “What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for Whom?” – Pippa Hall; it also includes a book review on “The Commercial Appropriation of Fame: A Cultural Analysis of the Right of Publicity and Passing Off” by Graeme W Austin.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Speed in Decision-making: An Assessment of the Australian Takeovers Panel” – Emma Armson; “Dick Smith Inventories: The Evidence of Accounting Irregularities” – Jeffrey Knapp and Per Tronnes; Shareholders’ Remedies: “Clarification Regarding Past Oppression – Exton v Extons Pty Ltd” – Dr Elizabeth Boros; Takeovers and Public Securities: “Statements Of Intention In Takeovers – ASIC Reconsidering The Policy Settings?” – Hal Lloyd.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Futility of Treatment for Dying Children: Lessons from the Charlie Gard Case” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation in Victoria: What Can We Learn from the Netherlands Experience?” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Prioritising Patients’ Preferences: Victoria’s New Advance Planning and Medical Consent Legislation” – John Chesterman; and Medical Law Reporter: “High Court of Australia and HIV/AIDS Disease Criminalisation: Aubrey v The Queen and Zaburoni v The Queen” – Thomas Faunce and Brendan Siles. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Doctors with Conditions – Rehabilitation or Risk” – Helen Kiel; “Commentary on Undue Influence Provisions under Oregon Death with Dignity Act and California’s End of Life Option Act” – Michaela Estelle Okninski; “Private Health Care in New Zealand: Five Policy Prescriptions” – Rachel Tompkins; “Jurors’ and Judges’ Evaluation of Defendants with Autism and the Impact on Sentencing: A Systematic Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) Review of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Courtroom” – Clare S Allely and Penny Cooper; “Let’s Starve Down to the Bone: Pro-anorexia Websites and the Law” – Marilyn Bromberg and Tomas Fitzgerald; “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Advance Care Directives in Australia: Implications for the Advance Care Planning Document in the Australian My Health Record” – Shaun McCarthy, Jacqueline Meredith, Lucy Bryant and Bronwyn Hemsley; “Criticising Current Causation Principles: Views from Victorian Lawyers on Medical Negligence Legislation” – Tina Popa; “The Murder Trial of Gerard Baden-Clay: Admissibility of Expert Opinion Evidence of Injuries and Cause of Death” – Russ Scott; “Use of Coronial Post-mortem Tissue for Research in New Zealand” – Brandi L Bellissima, Fintan Garavan, Jonathan R Skinner and Malcolm D Tingle; “Choosing Wisely: Law’s Contribution as a Cause of and a Cure for Unwise Health Care Choices” – Nola M Ries; “Legal and Medical Aspects of Diverse Gender Identity in Childhood” – Felicity Bell and Anthony Bell; “Obesity Prevention Laws and the Australian Constitution” – Jacqueline Lau, Elizabeth Handsley and Christopher Reynolds; “Capacity and Vulnerability: How Lawyers Assess the Legal Capacity of Older Clients” – Lise Barry. There is also a review of the book “Merry and McCall Smith’s Errors, Medicine and the Law” by Alan Merry and Warren Brookbanks (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “ASIC Enforcement Outcomes: Trends and Analysis” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster; “Voluntary Administration Outcomes: Evidence from Listed Companies During the Financial Crisis” – Dr James Routledge. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Company Law – Robert Baxt AO: “A New Penalty Regime for the Corporations Act” – Professor Bob Baxt; Directors’ Duties – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford: “Stakeholder Interests and the Duty of Care” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; Book Review: “Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age” – by Gill North – reviewed by Andrew Godwin.