The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Governor-General is Australia’s head of state” – Sir David Smith KCVO, AO; “What do we learn from the Court of Appeal decision in Dion Investments and how can the finding be avoided?” – David K L Raphael; and “Mistaken consumer electronic payments: an Australian solution?” – R R Edwards. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Corporations and Securities; Admiralty and Maritime; Overseas Law; Recent Cases; a Book Review: “Clear & Concise – Become A Better Business Writer” by Susan McKerihan; and Answers to the Quiz.
The latest Part of PLR includes the following Comments: “Court appointment processes and judicial diversity” – Alysia Blackham; “Training the constitutional guard-dog: Condon v Pompano Pty Ltd” – Brian Mason; and “Dangerous democracy or a dangerous judiciary? A reply to Anne Twomey” – Steven Spadijer; and the following articles: “The nationalisation of the State court system” – Stephen McLeish SC; “The Australian Parliamentary Budget Office: Shedding light on the dark arts of budgeting” – Miranda Stewart and Holly Jager; and “Advice to the Governor-General on the appointment of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister” – Anne Twomey. Also in this Part is a book review and a Developments section.
The final Part of Volume 23 of the Public Law Review publishes two interesting articles, three Comments and a Developments section. The first article comes from Will Bateman and seeks to explain some of the more complicated aspects of the principles of federal jurisdiction. The second article is by Geoffrey Lindell and addresses the reserve powers of State Governors with respect to illegality. The Comments section includes notes on s 25 of the Constitution, decisions regarding jurisdiction and the judiciousness of advising the Governor-General.
The first Part of Vol 23 of the Public Law Review includes articles on tribunal rule-making, terrorism threat assessments and the appointment of the first Australian-born Governor-General. Also in this Part are two Comments on the vote to keep proportional representation in New Zealand and judicial review with relation to the Victorian Charter. There is also a Developments section.