letter to the editor
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Chief Justice Robert French AC” – Chief Justice Wayne Martin; “Appearing in the French Court” – Justice Stephen McLeish; and “The High Court under Chief Justice Robert French” – Harry Hobbs, Andrew Lynch and George Williams. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Personalia; and Recent Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine features a special issue on the topic of commercial surrogacy, prefaced with an “Introductory note” by Chief Judge John H Pascoe and followed by five articles which examine some areas of development, regulation and debate: “The regulation of commercial surrogacy: The wrong answers to the wrong questions” – Anita Stuhmcke; “Responsive regulation of cross-border assisted reproduction” – Jenni Millbank; “Commercial surrogacy and the human right to autonomy” – Ronli Sifris; “Genes and gestation in Australian regulation of egg donation, surrogacy and mitochondrial donation” – Karinne Ludlow; “The Family Courts and parentage of children conceived through overseas commercial surrogacy arrangements: A child-centred approach” – Adiva Sifris.
This Part also includes the following sections: Guest Editorial: “Commercial surrogacy: What role for law in Australia?” – Ronli Sifris, Karinne Ludlow and Adiva Sifris; Legal Issues: “Defining seclusion and restraint: Legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives” – Cath Roper, Bernadette McSherry and Lisa Brophy; Medical Issues: “The dangers of dementia: Getting the balance right” – Ross Bicknell, Joseph Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Lecretia Seales and aid in dying in New Zealand” – Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “The role of observation and feedback in enhancing performance with medication administration” – Karen Davies, Charles Mitchell and Ian Coombes; Medical Law Reporter: “Myriad voices against gene patents in the High Court” – Lucas McCallum and Thomas Faunce; and Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Medical and scientific authorship: A conflict between discipline rules and the law” – Elizabeth Adeney; “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A consideration of sentencing and unreliable confessions” – Heather Douglas; “Cutting the cord: Can society over-invest in extremely premature and critically impaired neonates?” – Neera Bhatia; “Nazi medical experiments on Australian prisoners of war: Commentary on the testimony of an Australian soldier” – George M Weisz; “A problem of modernity: Dual burial plots, the right to inter, and the interrelationship between the two” – Lynden Griggs; and “Our Father who art in prison: Conviction and rehabilitation for Australian Catholic clergy who are child sexual offenders” – Mike O’Connor. There is also a Book Review of “Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making” – by Neera Bhatia.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “The United States and the Australian Constitution: Influence of US Constitutional model on development and interpretation of the Australian Constitution” – Kathleen Morris and James Allsop AO; and “Reassessment of Robert Menzies’ contribution in the Engineers Case” – Gerard Carney . Also in this part are the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Personalia; Family Law; Human Rights; Recent cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of JLM includes the following articles: “Unfitness to stand trial decision-making in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia” – Ian Freckelton QC and Magda Karagiannakis; “Legal risk management and injury in the fitness industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals” – Patrick Keyzer, Ian R Coyle, Joachim Dietrich, Kevin Norton, Betul Sekendiz, Veronica Jones and Caroline F Finch; “Just a little bit more: When sports scientists cross the line” – Tyler Fox; “Beauty is only photoshop deep: Legislating models’ BMIs and photoshopping images” – Marilyn Krawitz; “Medical use of cannabis in Australia: “Medical necessity” defences under current Australian law and avenues for reform” – Charles Martin; “Patents and the obligation to protect health: Examining the significance of human rights considerations in the protection of pharmaceutical patents: – Olasupo Ayodeji Owoeye; ““Best interests” and withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from an adult who lacks capacity in the parens patriae jurisdiction” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White and Malcolm K Smith; “Transparency in mental health: Why mental health tribunals should be required to publish reasons” – Alison Smith and Andrew Caple; “Government databases and public health research: Facilitating access in the public interest” – Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen; “The spectre of court-sanctioned sacrificial separation of teenage conjoined twins against their will” – Colleen Davis; and “Judicial virtues and decision-making in the VCAT Guardianship List” – Richard Polkinghorn. Also included in this Part are several section notes, including Legal Issues; Medical Issues; Bioethical Issues; Nursing Issues; and Medical Law Reporter. There is also an editorial, a letter to the Editor and a book review.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Gaining public confidence in the judiciary: Sir William Portus Cullen, Chief Justice of New South Wales, 1910-1925” – Tony Cunneen; and “The negation of venting in Australian sentencing: Denouncing denunciation and retribution” – Professor Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Personalia; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases. There is also a letter to the editor and an obituary for Kevin Maurice Waller.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Foss v Harbottle: Alive and well in the public sector?” – Marco Bini; “Limiting the nature and scope of a beneficiary’s entitlement to receive trust information” – Elizabeth Bishop; and “The rise of the information barrier: Managing potential legal conflicts within commercial law firms” – Ian Dallen. Also in this Part are several section notes, including several brand new ones: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Constitutional Law; Crime and Evidence; Environmental Law; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews
The first Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes several interesting articles and sections on various aspects of medical law. The topics covered include the risk of recidivism in de-registered health practitioners, negligent pre-birth genetic testing, refusal of medical treatment, misleading vaccination and immunisation information, the ethics of dementia research, disclosure of genetic information to genetic relatives, plus much more!
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 ALJ publishes the following articles: “Legal coherence in the High Court: String theory for lawyers” – Professor Michael Gillooly; “Claimed property right does not hold water” – John R Corkill OAM; and “The consumer and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009: Does the regime protect consumers?” – Nicholas Mirzai. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues, Family Law, Conveyancing and Property, Recent Cases, Book Reviews, Letter to the Editor, Overseas Law and Obituaries for Charles Comans and Jeremy Pope.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes an article by John P Bryson which describes the principles of common law pleadings as applied in the Supreme Court of New South Wales prior to the Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW); an article by Oliver Jones that considers the precedential status in the Federal Magistrates Court of decisions by the Federal Court; and an article by Rachel Mansted which discusses jurisdiction over foreign intellectual property law. Also in this Part are several sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; and Recent Cases.