The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft.
This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.
The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Extraordinary Powers without Judicial Oversight: A Separation of Powers Dilemma” – Rebecca Ananian-Welsh; “Constitutional Recognition through a (Justiciable) Duty to Consult? Towards Entrenched and Judicially Enforceable Norms of Indigenous Consultation” – Megan Davis and Rosalind Dixon; “Revisiting the Scope of the Race Power after McCloy” – Harry Hobbs; and the following Articles: “Refining the Australian Counter-terrorism Legislative Framework: How Deliberative Has Parliament Been?” – Dominique Dalla-Pozza; “The Constitutional and Regulatory Dimensions of Plebiscites in Australia” – Paul Kildea; “The Entrenchment of Certiorari and Habeas Corpus: A Reconceptualisation of the Source and Content of Judicial Power” – Ying Hao Li and Kevin Ngo; and Book review: “Damages and Human Rights” – reviewed by Stephen Gageler.
The latest Part of PLR includes the following Comments: “Future challenges on the path to constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples” – Megan Davis; “Dedicated Indigenous representation in New Zealand’s Parliament” – Andrew Geddis; the following Speech: “The changing character of judicial review in Australia: The legacy of Marbury v Madison?” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; and the following articles: “The Constitution and its common law background” – Jeffrey Goldsworthy; and “Dual federal and State judicial appointments: An Australian impossibility?” – Sarah Murray. There is also a book review and a developments section.
The final Part of Volume 23 of the Public Law Review publishes two interesting articles, three Comments and a Developments section. The first article comes from Will Bateman and seeks to explain some of the more complicated aspects of the principles of federal jurisdiction. The second article is by Geoffrey Lindell and addresses the reserve powers of State Governors with respect to illegality. The Comments section includes notes on s 25 of the Constitution, decisions regarding jurisdiction and the judiciousness of advising the Governor-General.