The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft. This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.
ALJ Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and Interview with former High Court Chief Justice Robert French
To mark the 90th anniversary of the ALJ in 2017, the upcoming May issue will be a Special Issue dedicated to the theme of Indigenous Australians, as well as new Sections, including on statutory interpretation, as well as a Legal Observer column by Mr Michael Pelly, who sits down for an interview with recently retired High Court Chief Justice, The Hon Robert Shenton French AC, twelfth Chief Justice of Australia.
This Part of the Northern Territory Law Journal includes the following article based on a paper originally presented at the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) Conference in 2015: “Ethics and etiquette” – Justice Graham Hiley RFD and Kate Bulling; the articles “The right to silence” –
David Morters; “Driving whilst disqualified – A case for change” – Julian R Murphy and Hugo Moodie; as well as a ceremonial sitting to welcome the Hon Chief Justice Michael Grant as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; and a Generalia section on legal posts, appointments and movements.
The latest Part of the ADRJ includes the following material: “International arbitration in Australia: 2013/2014 in review” – Albert Monichino QC and Alex Fawke; “Lawyers behaving badly in mediations: Lessons for legal educators” – Donna Cooper; “Insights from Australian mediators about mediation and access to justice” – Mary Anne Noone and Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi; “Mediation in a cross-cultural setting: What a mediator should know” – Kelvin Lau; and “Mirror, mirror on the wall, is there no r(e)ality in neutrality after all? Re-thinking ADR practices for Indigenous Australians” – Neha Sharma. There is also a Case Note: “Whether coercion by a solicitor in mediation is the subject of advocate immunity and mediation media watch” – David Spencer.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes six interesting articles on different aspects of environmental and planning law, including public participation in planning, site contamination requirements, river and riparian ecosystems, Australia’s water law and policy, environmental dispute resolution in Queensland and the kangaroo industry. Something for everyone!