Hon Justice Brian J Preston
The September 2013 edition of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes several interesting articles on different aspects of environmental law. The topics canvassed include the limits and opportunities of law in conserving biodiversity, the rise and fall of Australia’s coastal climate change law, carbon sequestration rights in Australia, strategic environmental assessment in Australian land-use planning, the Carbon Farming Initiative and “risk-based regulation” in environmental governance. There is also a case note on conventionalising climate change by decree.
Part 3 of Volume 86 of the Australian Law Journal includes articles covering such diverse topics as the importance of the rule of law, the statutory elements of the definition of “ship” in the Admiralty Act 1988 and the evolving office of the NSW Attorney General. Also in this Part are a range of section notes including Current issues, Conveyancing and property, Family law, International focus, Recent cases and Book reviews.
The latest Part for the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on a range of interesting topics regarding environmental and planning law. These include ecologically sustainable development and the contributions made by Hon Justice Paul Stein AM, the role of governance in the regulation of invasive alien species, the WTO’s decision that US dolphin safe labelling regime contravenes the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Queensland’s new Coastal Plan and associated legislative amendments, and the need to protect and promote offshore minerals exploration and mining.
The July 2011 issue of the Local Government Law Journal is the first for the new General Editors, John Mant and Mary-Lynne Taylor, and includes several interesting articles on a range of topics as well as a digest of cases. There are articles on water reform in Queensland, development assessment and approval processes in the ACT and the enforcement of environmental and planning laws in NSW, plus much more.
The August 2011 issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal is filled with interesting articles on dispute resolution across various topics, including alternative dispute resolution, family dispute resolution, arbitration of corporate governance-related disputes and much more.
The June issue of the Criminal Law Journal contains some interesting articles on various aspects of criminal law. These include articles on restorative justice with relation to environmental crime, an analysis of judge alone trials in Australia and recent developments in Canadian criminal law.