The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Criminalising research fraud” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Disciplinary proceedings for inappropriate prescription of opioid medications by medical practitioners in Australia (2010-2014)” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Legal liability for psychiatrists’ decisions about involuntary inpatient status for mental health patients” – Ian Freckelton QC; Bioethical Issues: “Is a cleft lip and palate a serious “handicap”? Jepson v Chief Constable of West Mercia – A legal and ethical critique” – Michael Morrison and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Nursing documentation: A valuable clinical activity” – Kim Forrester; Medical Law Reporter: “Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013 (No 2): Paradoxical commercial impacts of the conservative agenda on fetal rights” – Roseanna Bricknell and Thomas Faunce; Letter to the Editor and Book Review: Maralinga by Frank Walker. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The bereavement gap: Grief, human dignity and legal personhood in the debate over Zoe’s Law” – Hannah Robert; “The standard of medical care under the Australian Civil Liability Acts: Ten years on” – Joseph Lee; “Holding unregistered health practitioners to account: An analysis of current regulatory and legislative approaches” – Jon Wardle; “Voluntary palliated starvation: A lawful and ethical way to die?” – Ben White, Lindy Willmott and Julian Savulescu; “Confusing criminal and civil law: When may a hospital refuse to release a dead body?” – Steven B Gallagher; “A right to choose how to live: The Australian common law position on refusals of care” – Katherine Curnow; “New Zealand’s Mental Health District Inspector in historical context: ‘The impartial scrutiny of a citizen of standing’” – Kate Prebble, Claire Gooder and Katey Thom; “Wrongful life claims and negligent selection of gametes or embryos in infertility treatments: A quest for coherence” – Noam Gur; “Young people and medical procedures: Whether or not young people can be competent to make medical decisions in their own interests” – Michael Easton; and “We didn’t start this fireless vapour: E-cigarette legislation in Australia” – Dr Marilyn Krawitz
The latest Part of The Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Evergreen? The environmental law of torts” – Lynda Collins; “Public authority liability and the chilling effect” – Jef De Mot and Michael Faure; “Known knowns and known unknowns: The mysteries of intentional torts against the person” – John Devereux; and “Googols of liability and censoring the internet – the liability of internet intermediaries for defamation: Part I” – Andrew Row.
The latest Part of The Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Liability in misfeasance and the doctrine of malice” – Zia Akhtar; “Reconciling medical and legal conceptions of surgery – an exercise in futility?” – Roy G Beran and John A Devereux; “The impact of the changes to the New South Wales workers compensation law: A betrayal of the compensation bargain?” – Michael Peters; and “Tortious liability of corporate groups: From control to coordination” – Christian Witting and James Rankin.
The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes two articles from Natalie Morrison and John Devereux exploring the ethical and legal dimensions of the law which governs the use of tissue or organs donated by one child (“the saviour sibling”) to another, an article by Chris Bailey which analyses what conduct gives rise to liability for inducing or procuring a breach of contract, and an article by Michael D Green and William C Powers Jr explaining the need for and formation of the American Law Institute and traces the development of the torts restatements from 1934 when the first one was completed through to today, explaining the intricate process developed by the ALI for its restatement projects.
The March Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine contains a range of articles and sections covering such broad topics as coronial law and practice, voluntary euthanasia, restriction of liberties of people with impaired capacity, Australian mental health legislation, medical practitioner regulation, manufacturers’ liability for pharmaceutical drugs, ethical, legal and social issues surrounding surrogacy law, sexual misconduct by health practitioners, sexual violence in armed conflict, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner regulation, health system privatisation directives, and much more!
The latest Part of AJCCL includes the following articles: “Neither adopt nor endorse: Liability for misleading and deceptive conduct for publication of statements by intermediaries or conduits” – Radhika Withana; “Evidential issues in brand appropriation litigation” – Peter Gillies; and “Division 1A of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth): A critique” – Nicholas Wendon. Also included are the following section noes: “Authorisations and Notifications”; “Case Notes”; “Consumer Concerns”; “Report from Asia”; “Report from New Zealand”; and “Odds and Ends”.
The latest Part of ABLR includes two interesting articles. The first comes from Stephen Corones and Thomas Galloway and considers the uncertainty surrounding the scope of the best interests duty which forms part of the Government’s Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. The second article comes from Julie-Ann Tarr and considers the extent of private insurance cover and its availability to volunteers under home and contents insurance and under comprehensive motor vehicle insurance. There are also several section notes in this Part, including Privacy, Franchising, Consumer Dealings, and Company Law and Securities.
The latest Part of EPLJ publishes the following articles: “Is the fox still guarding the henhouse? Mining and environmental protection in South Australia” – Paul Leadbeter and Dr Alexandra Wawryk; “Deliberative participation, environmental law and collaborative governance: Insights from surface and groundwater studies” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “The silence of the plan: Will the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention be implemented in the Murray-Darling Basin?” – Emma Carmody; and “Culpability versus liability: Is the polluter ultimately liable for cleaning up groundwater contamination in Victoria?” – Mia Louise Livingstone.
The last Part of Volume 40 of the Australian Business Law Review publishes articles on restricting foreign acquisitions of Australian enterprises, the liability of corporate officers for occupational health and safety breaches, and continuous disclosure and the need for practical guidance. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and two book reviews.
The September issue of the Insolvency Law Journal published the following material: “Debt agreements under Australian bankruptcy law: A successful experiment?” – Mary Wyburn; “Out of the shadows? Clarifying the liability of secured creditors in workouts” – Brendan Fitzgerald; “Fruitful unfair preference actions – what’s a liquidator to do?” – Andrew Poulton; Recent Developments: “Penalties, directors’ duties and non-executive directors: Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Healey (No 2) (2011) 196 FCR 430” – Maria Nicolae and David Morrison; and Report from NZ: “Personal liability of directors for the debts of phoenix companies” – Lynne Taylor.