The Winter 2021 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following articles: “A Mere Reflection on Knowledge and Humility” – David Nikolas Brodsky; “The Art of Cross-examination” – Rick Burbidge QC; “25 Years a Lawyer: Some Things I Have Learned” – Philippe Doyle Gray; “Acting for Accessories: Tactics and Traps” – Ian Latham; and “Anaesthesia and COVID-19: Hands-on Doctors Can’t Hide in Cyberspace” – Alan Sexton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Interview: “‘About Real People, Grounded in Real Life’ – Neil Napper’s Life in IR Law” – Neil Napper; Obituary: “Chester Porter QC: The Unassuming Champion” – Ishita Sethi; Book Review: “Law, Politics and Intelligence: A Life of Robert Hope”, by Peter Edwards – Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr OAM; The Last Word …; and Diary.
The Summer 2020 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Two Fat Gentlemen” – Bryan Belling; “Can Negative Deviance Spur Creativity with Positive Organisational Outcomes?” – David Nikolas Brodsky; “Future-proofing the Workplace: How COVID-19 Changed the Employment Landscape Forever” – Darren Gardner; “The Inconsistencies of Industrial Manslaughter Laws in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory” – Wazeem Kadir; “Employment Law and Law Firms” – Rick Manuel; as well as the following sections: Editorial; Interview: “Abiding Faiths: Judge Gerard Phillips” – Craig Ryan; Case Notes: “The Great Barrier Rift” – Xavier Boffa; “What’s in a Day?” – El Leverington; “Arbitrary Exercise of a Discretion Kicked Out of the Park” – Lachlan Robison; Book Reviews: “”Letters to Lily Vale”: The Life and Letters of Ernest William Latchford MC, MBE 1916 to 1919 France, Persia and Russia”, by Mark Latchford – Reviewed by Jennifer Giles; “Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire under the Frost”, by Keith Mason – Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr OAM; “IFMRO to IFHRO to IFHIMA: An Historical Overview 1949–2019”, by Professor Phyllis J Watson AM – Reviewed by Craig Ryan; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Summer 2019 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The Doctrine of Implied Intergovernmental Immunities: A Recrudescence?” – Thomas Dixon; “Is There Such a Thing as “Free Speech” for Australian Employees?” – Neil Napper; “Welcome to the Age of Keyboard Warriors” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Interview: “Paul Munro: For ‘The Greatest Good…'” – Craig Ryan; Case Note: “‘Free Speech… But Be Careful What You Say!'” – Joshua Graffi; Obituary:
“Robert James Lee Hawke” – Robert McClelland; Book Reviews; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Autumn 2019 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Emergency C-Section Required: Improving the Delivery of Male Parental Leave Entitlements” – Sandra Hu; “The Death of Reasonable Notice?” – Rick Manuel; “Industrial Action in the Wake of Auimatagi v Australian Building and Construction Commissioner  FCAFC 191” – Lucas Moctezuma; “The Case of Foodora: The Adequacy of Australia’s Industrial Safety Net in a Gig Economy” – Cassidy O’Sullivan; “Nearly a Century of Workers Compensation in New South Wales” – Judge Gerard Phillips; “The New Judicial Review – Legal Unreasonableness” – Mark Robinson SC and Dr Simon Blount; as well as the following sections: Interview: “‘We’ll Keep Challenging the System’: United Voice National Secretary, Jo-anne Schofield” – Craig Ryan; Obituary: “Vale George Polites: A Man for All Seasons” – Paul Munro;; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Spring 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Sir Owen Dixon – Federalism and His Contribution to the Development of Commonwealth Power” – Anton Duc; “An Implied Term of Good Faith?” – Glenn Fredericks; “Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy” – Justin Pen; and “‘The King’s Shilling’ – Mark 2: The History of Wage Setting in Australia and Its Relevance for the Determination of Military Remuneration – Jeffrey Phillips SC.. Also featured is an interview with Stuart Wood QC, and the following sections: Editorial; Focus on South Australia; Obituary; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Autumn 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “The Fair Work Commission and Self-represented Parties” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “An Update on the Contractual Status of Corporate Policies” – Ian Latham; “‘It Is Not a Perfect World’: Workplace Bullying and an Employer’s Duty of Care” – Milaan Latten and John Tuck; “Perils of Parliamentary Privilege” – James Macken; and “Judicial Bullying” – Jeffrey Phillips SC. Also featured is an interview with FWC Vice President Joe Catanzariti, and the following sections: Discrimination; Work Health and Safety; Book Reviews; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
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.