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The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Foreign Bribery Regulation in Australia and ‘Stepping Stones’ Director Liability” – Vivienne Brand; “Insider Trading, Materiality and the Reasonable Person: Who Must Be Influenced for Information to Have a ‘Material Effect’?” – Juliette Overland; “Termination for Convenience or Not?” – William Dixon; and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Public, Essential and Emergency Services” – Giuseppe Carabetta. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The Productivity Commission’s Recommendations on the Intellectual Property Exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act” – Brent Fisse; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Exercising the Wisdom of Solomon: The Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision” – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; and Intellectual Property Law: “The Death of Innovation (Patents) in Australia?” – Campbell Thompson.
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 AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Judicial review of police decisions to not investigate reported crimes: The barriers to success” – Edward Elliott; “The power of an administrative tribunal to inform itself” – Matthew Groves; and “Jurisdictional error and no-invalidity clauses at State level: Does the High Court still hold all the cards?” – Giridhar Kowtal. Also in this Part are the following sections: Work and employment; Immigration and international aspects; Casenotes; and a Book review.
The latest Part of the Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Dismissal based on breach of employer policy – searching for the boundaries of “reasonable”” – Leila Chacko; “Cosmic radiation, aircrew and WHS obligation” – David Chitty; “The implied duty of mutual trust and confidence – necessary or dangerous?” – Ashleigh Mills; “Comparison of the current construction industry Government Procurement Codes for the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; and “Solicitation or “staying connected”? How to protect your client base in an online space” – Peter Wright and Dean Schubert; and an interview with the Fair Work Commission’s Senior Deputy President Lea Drake on women in the law and valuing a robust work ethic. Also in this Part are the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; Diary and a review of the following book: “Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law”.
The latest Part of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The restoration of QC and the opportunity for choice” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “Living for the weekend: Should weekend penalty rates be reduced or abolished?” – Emily Aitken; “Penalty rates: Do employer claims stack up?” – Tom Kavanagh; and “Inappropriate behaviour on picket line results in lawful dismissal” – Mark Curran. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Focus on: Northern Territory; Common Law and General Protections; Book Review; and Diary. There is also an interview with Tony Sheldon and a special section commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Workplace Review.
The latest Part of Workplace Review includes the following material: “Nine things you need to know about the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption” – Sara Hopkins and Longzhen Han; “Retirement of Commissioner Deegan from FWC” – James Macken; “Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker: High Court rules out the implication of the term of mutual good faith and confidence” – Daniel O’Sullivan; “When it is no longer a happy union, should trade union divorces be “just, quick and cheap”? What would Tolstoy and Lionel Murphy say?” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Focus on Queensland: “Chivers v Queensland – genuine occupational requirement” – Geraldine Dann; Focus on Victoria: “Parsing the mind of the decision-maker – is Barclay the final word?” – Steven Moore; Interview: “Justice Glenn Martin: “Brisbane’s finest” brings a dose of humour to the industrial court” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “The death knell of the duty of trust and confidence but hope for good faith remains?” – Victoria Lambropoulos; The Last Word and Diary.
The Winter 2014 issue of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Anti-bullying update – Fair Work Commission decisions” – Shane Wescott, Annika Anderson and Neil Napper; “Secondary boycott actions under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010” – Robert McClelland; and “ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd v Goudappel” – Andrew Parker. Also in this Part is an interview of Professor Joellen Riley and an opinion piece by Gerard Phillips, as well as the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Autumn 2014 edition of Workplace Review includes an anti-bullying update from Shane Wescott and Neil Napper, an article about the interplay between collective bargaining and industrial action by Joanna Vincent, an interview of Michael Tooma, a special feature of drawings by Simon Fieldhouse, as well as several interesting sections, including Focus on: SA, Focus on: WA, The Last Word…, Diary and the brand new section Common Law and General Protections.
The Spring 2013 issue of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Arthur Seaforth Blackburn VC: A connection with the Fair Work Commission” – Peter Hampton; “Is your brand protected from the dangers of social media?” – Deanna Oberdan; “Workplace bullying amendments: The Fair Work Amendment Act 2013” – Shane Wescott and Neil Napper; and “A first for Australia: A dedicated federal anti-bullying regime” – Penny Thew. There is also an interview with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and the following sections: Focus On: Qld, Discrimination, Book Review, Work Health and Safety, The Last Word and Diary.
Thomson Reuters would like to congratulate Joanna Vincent, the 2013 winner of the annual McCallum Medal presentation competition. This year’s prize was held on Wednesday 6th November at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney, and once again showcased the outstanding talent of students and recent graduates passionate about workplace relations. L to R: Joanna Vincent, ...more