The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Purposes of Punishment: How Do Judges Apply a Legislative Statement of Sentencing Purposes?” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis and Helen Cockburn; “What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know about Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk and Annie Cossins; and “Recent Developments in New Zealand Criminal Law” – Warren Brookbanks. Also in this Part is an Editorial on resisting the temptation to impose harsher sanctions against young offenders; Case and Comment: “Cini v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  VSCA 227: Nothing Soft about Australian Proceeds of Crime Jurisprudence” – Samuel J Hickey; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is vital reading for all civil dispute practitioners. It uniquely brings together analysis and discussion of many issues in practice, procedure and litigation, and provides a forum to address fundamental change in those areas. The Journal has a broad, practical scope, and is now welcoming articles, comments, case notes and ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Gaining public confidence in the judiciary: Sir William Portus Cullen, Chief Justice of New South Wales, 1910-1925” – Tony Cunneen; and “The negation of venting in Australian sentencing: Denouncing denunciation and retribution” – Professor Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Personalia; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases. There is also a letter to the editor and an obituary for Kevin Maurice Waller.
Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice Phillip Priest as the Section Editor for a brand new Crime and Evidence Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable ...more
The June 2013 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Obtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments – “plus ça change” or prospects new?” – Terese Henning; “A committal waste of time? Reforming Victoria’s pre-trial process: Lessons from other jurisdictions” – Asher Flynn; and “The demand for sentence discounts: Some empirical evidence” – Andrew Torre and Darren Wraith. There is also a Case and Comment: The Queen v Khazaal 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.
The latest issue of the Family Law Review includes articles on the drafting and use of affidavits in the Family Court and judges receiving evidence directly from children. Also in this Part are four sections: the Child Support Update discusses departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates, Family Dispute Resolution focuses on capacity to mediate, International Family Law analyses immigration issues impacting upon children and the Recent Cases section includes case notes on six recent decisions.
The Summer 2011 issue of the Workplace Review includes several interesting articles and sections on a range of topics including, but not limited to, protected industrial action, unfair dismissal and Facebook, the approach of Fair Work Australia to evidence, work health and safety, costs in discrimination matters and the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
Pre-recording Children’s Evidence in New Zealand: R v M; R v E by Dr Emily Henderson Crown Prosecutor, Honorary Research Fellow at Auckland University The Court of Appeal of New Zealand has released its much anticipated decision on two appeals regarding the pre-recording of children’s cross- and re-examination in criminal trials.1 Recent research confirms New ...more