Behind the Scenes of the ALJ: It’s the journal traditionally heralded as holding the most topical of legal issues. With a new General Editor and expanded editorial board, The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) is going through an exciting process of rejuvenation. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, we look behind the scenes of the ALJ and learn more about the Editorial Board and their collaborative content selection process.
The upcoming May special issue of The Australian Law Journal features an interview with recently retired High Court Chief Justice, The Hon Robert Shenton French AC, twelfth Chief Justice of Australia. This is published in a new Section called “The Legal Observer” written by Mr Michael Pelly. Meanwhile, you can read the transcript of the interview here.
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.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Investing in people” – Dr John Falzon; “Thinking outside the square: Long Service Leave today” – Ashleigh Mills (winner of the 2016 McCallum Medal Competition); “Complaints and inquiries: Pain in the neck or workplace right?” – Neil Napper and Luke Scandrett; “‘The King’s Shilling’: Military industrial relations in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; and “The insidious abuse of Section 389(1)(a)” – Bruce Taylor. Also featured is an interview with WR’s co-General Editor Jeffrey Phillips SC, and the following sections: Focus On: SA; Focus On: WA; Work Health and Safety; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Spring 2016 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “For whom the bell tolls? Employment law compliance – it’s not just the employer’s responsibility” – Neil Napper and Daniel Proietto; “Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?” – Shauna Roeger and Professor Andrew Stewart; and “Workplace Review’s year, in review” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James, and the following sections: Focus On: ACT; Common Law and General Protections; Work Health and Safety; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
This pre-election Winter issue of the Workplace Review (Volume 7 Part 2) covers the following content: “The CFMEU’s case against the ABCC” – Rita Mallia; “Interns or employees?” – Steven Moore QC; “The future of Australian industrial relations” – Neil Napper; “Green Acres (with apologies to Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) – domestic service regulation in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “What is the future of employee representation?” – Marea Wilson; and “NSW Police Force – Workforce Improvement Program” – Assistant Commissioner Carlene York APM and Kristie Out; as well as the following sections: Focus on South Australia: “Workplace relations developments” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Western Australia: “Employees pick up the bar tab for that final stint of rest and recreation” – Duncan Fletcher and James Parkinson; Interview: “‘A full and happy life’: Brendan O’Connor’s goal for Australia’s workers” – by Craig Ryan; and “Commissioner Roberts retires” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Work Health and Safety: “It’s not me, it’s you … and other myths about labour hire legal liability in health and safety” – Elana O’Reilly; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Spring 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Regulation of union ballots in Australia – a reflection” – Keith Harvey; “Sections 433 and 561 of the Corporations Act: Priority to payment of employee entitlements?” – John-Paul Redmond; “‘Bullying’ in common law litigation” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Focus on Queensland: “Gramotnev v Queensland University of Technology” – Geraldine Dann; Interview: “Doing it his way: Martin Ferguson steps out of Labor’s shadow” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Identifying the prohibited reason for adverse action, rears its problematic head again” – Mark Caile and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; Book Review: Hogs & Sybarites, “When We Were Young & Foolish” – reviewed by Ed Day; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Winter 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Who has custody of a police officer’s goatee?” – Catherine Bembrick; “Elder abuse – an issue for employers?” – Rick Manuel; “Allegations and consequences: How should an employer respond to an employee’s misconduct?” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; “Recent privacy considerations arising in the workplace – social media and limitations on collection and use by employers of employee-generated content” – Elizabeth Raper and Philippa Munton; Focus on South Australia: “Developments in reasonable notice and unfair dismissals” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Victoria: “Corporate accessorial liability” – Steven Moore; Interview: “Richard Kenzie: Without fear or favour – industrial relations the Kenzie way” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Tattsbet Ltd v Morrow: Employee or contractor?” – Andrew Denton; “Additional comments on “workplace rights”” – Victoria Lambropoulos; Work health and safety: “Drug testing in the workplace – does a worker’s “right” to privacy restrict an employer’s ability to effectively minimise work health and safety risks?” – Michael Tooma and Niaz Payne; Book Review, The Last Word, Diary and Artworks.
The Autumn 2014 edition of Workplace Review includes an anti-bullying update from Shane Wescott and Neil Napper, an article about the interplay between collective bargaining and industrial action by Joanna Vincent, an interview of Michael Tooma, a special feature of drawings by Simon Fieldhouse, as well as several interesting sections, including Focus on: SA, Focus on: WA, The Last Word…, Diary and the brand new section Common Law and General Protections.