The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains “Current Issues” by the new General Editor, the Hon Justice François Kunc. It contains the following articles: “The Australian Law Journal: Volume 90 and Beyond” – Justice François Kunc; “The State of the Australian Judicature” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “Contours and Prospects for Indigenous Recognition in the Australian Constitution and Why it Matters” – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO; “The Future of Lawyers: Blue Sky or Dark Clouds Ahead?” – Fiona McLeod SC; “Change Drivers and their Likely Effects: Shifting Sands Beneath Australian Solicitors” – S Stuart Clark AM, Robert Leeder and Nicholas McBride; “The Evolving Role and Future of In-house Lawyers” – Gillian Wong and Emma Langoulant; “The Changing Environment in the Legal Profession and Legal Education: The Best of the Old World and the New” – Carolyn Evans; and “The Law and the Legal Profession in the Next Decade: The Student’s Perspective” – Paul Melican, Alex Bell-Rowe, Albert Patajo and Hannah McDonald. This Part also includes the following sections: Conveyancing and Property; Crime and Evidence; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Recent Cases, Books Received and a Book Review.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The corporate transformation of the courts: Towards a judicial board of executive directors” – Tin Bunjevac; “Family reports and family violence in Australian family law proceedings: What do we know?” – Dr Rachael Field, Dr Samantha Jeffries, Zoe Rathus AM and Angela Lynch; “Barriers to unbundled legal services in Australia: Canvassing reforms to better manage self-represented litigants in courts and in practice” – Margaret Castles; “Why do some civil cases end up in a full hearing? Formulating litigation and process referral indicia through text analysis” – Naomi Burstyner, Tania Sourdin, Chinthaka Liyange and Bahadorreza Ofoghi; and “Keeping the peace? Justices of the Peace as judicial decision-makers in regional Western Australia” – Claire Stimpson.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following material: “Comment on the 2015 report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support Program” – Maria Vnuk, Bruce Smyth and Tempe Archer; “Reconceptualising the treatment of “notional” assets in property settlement proceedings” – Richard Ingleby; Professional Insights: “The Notice of Risk: Why it is important and how to complete it” – Joe Harman; Children and Parenting: “Who is a parent and why does it matter?” – Felicity Bell; Child Support: “Informality in child support litigation” – Simon Bacon; Family Dispute Resolution: “Facilitative mediation in the family law arena: A good idea or an unreachable goal?” – Tamsyn Hinksman and Anne-Marie Rice; and Recent Cases: Donald v Forsyth; Elgin v Elgin; Jackson v Macek; and Janssen v Janssen.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes the following articles: “Appropriate dispute resolution in cases of family violence and the collaborative practice model” – Katrina Markwick; and “Collaborative practice in family law matters with coercive control-type family violence: Preliminary thoughts from the practitioner coalface” – Patricia Easteal, Jessica Herbert and Jessica Kennedy. There is also a Professional Insights sections: “Family dispute resolution: 12 steps for practitioners to minimise the risk of complaints” – Mieke Brandon; and a Recent Cases section including notes on the following cases: Everett v Everett; Thomas v Franklin; Adamson v Adamson; and Delamarre v Asprey.
The first Part for 2015 of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Is Hong Kong ready for med-arb?” – David Kwok; “Ethics and the mediation community” – Jonathan Crowe; “Family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: An evaluation of a family relationship centre” – Helen Cleak, Alikki Vernon, Lola Akin Ojelabi and Tom Fisher; “Conflict coaching in Indigenous Australian settings – sharing the lessons from mediation” – Susan Medway; “Self-determination in Australian facilitative mediation: How to avoid complaints” – Mieke Brandon; and “Emotion and its role in negotiation – valuable tool or unnecessary hindrance?” – Jayr Teng.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “The emergence and popularisation of autologous somatic cellular therapies in Australia: Therapeutic innovation or regulatory failure?” – Alison K McLean, Cameron Stewart and Ian Kerridge; “Re Jamie (No 2): A positive development for transgender young people” – Michael Williams, John Chesterman and Phil Grano; “Australian children living with gender dysphoria: Does the Family Court have a role to play?” – Fiona Kelly; “Storage limits of gametes and embryos: Regulation in search of policy justification” – Anita Stuhmcke and Eloise Chandler; “Barriers for domestic surrogacy and challenges of transnational surrogacy in the context of Australians undertaking surrogacy in India” – Louise Johnson, Eric Blyth and Karin Hammarberg; “Selective reduction of fetuses in multiple pregnancies and the law in Australia” – Colleen Davis and Heather Douglas; “Interstate dispensing: A case for uniform, intuitive legislation” – Nijole L Bernaitis, Michelle A King and Denise L Hope; “Planning law and public health at an impasse in Australia: The need for targeted law reforms to improve local food environments to reduce overweight and obesity” – Caroline Mills; “Compensating for the harms of family violence: Statutory barriers in Australian victims of crime compensation schemes” – Christine Forster; “Mandatory reporting of health professionals: The case for a Western Australian style exemption for all Australian practitioners” – Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Margaret Kay, Louise Nash and Georgie Haysom; and ““CAM-creep”: Medical practitioners, professional discipline and integrative medicine” – Walid Jammal, Cameron Stewart and Malcolm Parker.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review includes two articles and several section notes of interest. The first article is by Dr Adiva Sifris and Anna Parker which examines the reforms to the Family Law Act 1975 introduced by the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures Act) 2011 (Cth) and argues that further reform is needed. The second article comes from Brendan Ashdown and looks at the test for legal capacity and the involvement of case guardians. Also in this Part is a Child Support Update from the Department of Human Services, and note about International Family Law and reports on four recent cases: Bevan v Bevan (Property – Consideration of Stanford); Kane v Kane (Property – “Special considerations”); Burton v Churchin (Children – Parties who are not parents); and Norton v Locke (De facto relationship – Threshold issue of jurisdictional fact).
The final Part of Volume 2 of the Family Law Review publishes an article by Michelle Fernando that argues the need for guidelines to be promulgated by the Family Law Courts that give direction to judges on how to meet with children who are the subject of parenting disputes and an article by Danielle Jaku-Greenfield that discusses importance of clear protocols for cooperation between family relationship service providers and family lawyers. Also in this Part are a Family Dispute Resolution, International Family Law and Recent Cases sections.