The September 2013 issue of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Causation and statutory determinism: The Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 5D” – Justice M J Beazley AO; “The injured plaintiff: Contemporary Canterbury tales” – David Ashley; “Private international law problems in succession” – Jane Needham SC and Pamela Suttor; and “Ethics of expert evidence” – Stephan Millett.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes articles on a wide range of topics, including the loss or impairment of native title; s 6(2)(b) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic); what role international law should play in Australian constitutional interpretation; and the power of State parliaments to entrench legislation by enacting manner or form requirements. There are also two Comments, the first discussing executive power after Williams v Commonwealth and the second looks at the use of representative government to bypass representative government. There is also a Developments section.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on the relationship between international law and the Water Act 2007 (Cth) and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; the role that the High Court has played in resolving disputes regarding the Murray River; the significance of ICM Agriculture Pty Ltd v Commonwealth in the evolution of s 51(xxxi) of the Australian Constitution; the efficacy of legislation intended to prioritise the environment; and the legal framework for water trading in the Murray-Darling Basin.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three fascinating articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andreas Schloenhardt and Samantha Garbutt and outlines international requirements and explores Australia’s legislative approach to criminalising organ trafficking. The second article, by Mirko Bagaric and Theo Alexander, examines the empirical data on whether specific deterrence and rehabilitation are attainable, and consequently whether they should be retained or abolished as sentencing objectives. The final article comes from Emily Kerr and analyses the contemporary “crisis” of public confidence in Australian sentencing judges, and examines the potential for recent developments in sentencing law and policy to resolve the crisis.
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 last Part in Volume 22 of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes several interesting articles related to dispute resolution in Australia and internationally. There are articles on the challenges faced by student ombuds in Australian universities, the legislative, policy, case law and institutional developments in international arbitration in Australia since 2010, impugning expert determinations and the merits of international arbitration-related legal frameworks, plus much more.
The September 2011 Part of the Australian Law Journal is packed with interesting articles, covering a wide range of topics including witnesses in transnational commercial litigation, the complex causation questions that can arise in class actions, the increased incidence in Australian courts of questions of foreign law and the rationale and development of the Woolwich principle. There are also some of the usual Sections, including Current issues, Conveyancing and property, Recent cases and Overseas law.