The latest Part of PLR publishes the following articles: “The physics of jurisdictional error” – Steven Forrest; “Expert panels, public engagement and constitutional reform” – Paul Kildea; and “State tribunals within and without the integrated federal judicial system” – David Rowe; and the following Comments: “Anti-terrorism law reform: Now or never?” – Jessie Blackbourn; “Native title extinguishment law in the High Court” – Sean Brennan; “The constitutional role of the judge” – The Hon William Gummow AC; and “Judicial power and declarations of rights inconsistency” – The Hon Justice Steven Rares. There is also a book review and a developments section.
The April 2014 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs who look at recent juvenile justice reforms in Queensland and place them in a historical context. The second article comes from Andrew Torre and analyses the implications of jail time discounting for court sentences. The final article is by Luke McNamara who considers a judicial contribution to over-criminalisation: the common law rules on extended joint criminal enterprise in their application to murder. Also in this Part is an Editorial about sentencing law reform and a digest of criminal law cases. Not to be missed!
The April 2012 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different areas of criminal law. The first article comes from the Hon Michael Kirby and discusses Homosexual law reform in the Commonwealth of nations. The second article is by Matthew Groves and focuses on the rule against bias in criminal trials and the challenges involved in maintaining impartiality. The final article, by Roxanne Burd and Jacqueline Horan, explores the level of prejudicial impact of publicity on high profile trials. There is also an editorial, book review and “Case and comment” and “Digest of criminal law cases”.
The May 2011 issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on several interesting aspects of environmental law. There are articles on law reform for natural resource management, Australian responsibilities with the burgeoning marine bioprospecting industry, a legal assessment of the NSW coastal planning system and regulation of tree clearing as a means of meeting Kyoto targets.