[Editor’s Note: Since publication of this article, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) has been given Crown assent, making it Commonwealth Act No 17 of 2017.] The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies ...more
The latest Part of ABLR includes the following articles: “The ACCC: Roots and branches – proposals to enhance ACCC effectiveness” – Caron Beaton-Wells; “Roots, branches and other objects – one step beyond the Harper Review?” – I S Wylie; “Online dispute resolution: The advantages, disadvantages, and the way forward” – Anthony John Sissian; “Challenges facing the notariat in Australasia in the 21st century” – Noel Cox; and “Dashed expectations? The impact of civil liability legislation on contractual damages for disappointment and distress” – Sonia Walker and Kate Lewins; and the following sections: Intellectual Property Law: “Why is an isolated segment of human DNA patentable under Australian law but not under United States law?”; Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Competition Policy Review: Draft recommendations on competition laws”; and Company and Securities Law: “The government response to the Senate Economic References Committee Report into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission”.
The Australian Law Journal has been recording and analysing legal developments since it started publishing in 1927. Alongside wide-scale changes in the law, it also includes some of the law’s more interesting quirks and unexpected developments. We’ve had a look through the online backset on Westlaw AU to find some highlights. In 1951, the ...more
Planking and the law By Mr Justice P W Young AO There are reports that it has become a popular practice within certain sections of our community for a person to emulate a plank of wood by lying stretched out in a precarious position. The practice has been dubbed “planking”. It is dangerous and seems to ...more