Readers of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) will be saddened to learn that Dr Wikrema ‘Wicky’ Weerasooria passed away in Colombo on 4 December 2018.
Wicky was known to readers of the journal as the author of over twenty Australian and Sri Lankan textbooks, including Banker-Customer: Resolving Banking Disputes (1994) with Nerida Wallace, Banking Law and the Financial System in Australia which is now called Weerasooria’s Banking Law of Australia, the Financial System in Australia now written by Alan Tyree and Prue Weaver ( 2006) and Bank Lending and Securities in Australia (1998).
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Judge as Cartographer and Guide: The Role of Fact-based Directions in Improving Juror Comprehension” – Jonathan Clough, Ben Spivak, James R P Ogloff, Yvette Tinsley and Warren Young; “Why ‘Ad Hoc Experts’ Should Not Provide Transcripts of Indistinct Forensic Audio, and a Proposal for a Better Approach” – Peter French and Helen Fraser; “Digital Access to Justice from Prison: Is There a Right to Technology?” – Dr Carolyn McKay; and “Corporate Crime and Regulatory Discretion: Rethinking the Use of Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties” – Brendon O’Neill. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the causes of the “revolving door” phenomenon in Australia’s custodial institutions; Obituary: The Hon Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The Spring 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Sir Owen Dixon – Federalism and His Contribution to the Development of Commonwealth Power” – Anton Duc; “An Implied Term of Good Faith?” – Glenn Fredericks; “Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy” – Justin Pen; and “‘The King’s Shilling’ – Mark 2: The History of Wage Setting in Australia and Its Relevance for the Determination of Military Remuneration – Jeffrey Phillips SC.. Also featured is an interview with Stuart Wood QC, and the following sections: Editorial; Focus on South Australia; Obituary; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Sentencing Inconsistencies: A Case Study” – Dr Clare Farmer, Ian Parsons and Professor Mirko Bagaric; “Setting Aside Expert Determinations – A Comprehensive Review” – Grant Lubofsky; and “The Legislative Challenge of Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation for Biodiversity” – Phillipa C McCormack. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Equity and Trusts; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary to Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Extending the Life of a Discretionary Trust” – Michael Flynn QC; “Unseen Networks: The Legal Professions’ Involvement in the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944 (NSW)” – Mark Lunney; and “Can There Ever Be Affordable Family Law?” – Patrick Parkinson and Brian Knox. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Personalia; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “The Collapse of Dick Smith and the Problem of Gift Cards: Issues and Alternatives for Consumer Protection” – Mohammed Al Bhadily and Kyle Bowyer; and “The New Section 46 Misuse of Market Power Test and the European Intel Experience” – Elizabeth Hersey; and the following sections: Defective Goods; Case Note; Tribunal Tableaux; Obituary; Comments from Commerce; Consumer Concerns; Report from Africa; Report from New Zealand; Benchmarks; and Odds & Ends.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Crime Commissions and Compulsory Examinations: Whither the Right to Silence?” – Hon T F Bathurst AC and Sarah Schwartz; “Ramifications of the Recognition of a Common Fund in Australian Class Actions: An Early Appraisal” – Michael Legg; “The Case Against a National Court of Appeal” – Shawn Rajanayagam. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; The Legal Observer; Personalia; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Corporations and Securities; From the Law Schools; Admiralty and Maritime; Recent Cases; Book Reviews; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains speeches presented at the ALJ’s 90th Anniversary celebrations in the Banco Court of the NSW Supreme Court; a welcome to the co-editors of the “Conveyancing and Property Section” upon the retirement of Emeritus Professor Peter Butt; and a look back at the beginnings of the Journal, as covered by the press and media outlets of the day, in a fascinating piece by the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett. This Part contains the following articles: “The in personam exception to Torrens indefeasibility” – Hon William Gummow AC; “Artificial Intelligence in the courts, legal academia and legal practice” – Lyria Bennett Moses; “Taking advantage of advances in technology to enhance the rule of law” – Robert Size. It also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letters to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; Book Reviews and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Values in public law” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO (based on address given at the James Spigelman Oration 2015, Sydney); and “Not worth the paper they’re not written on? Executing documents (including deeds) under electronic documentation platforms: Part A” – Diccon Loxton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Crime and Evidence; Personalia; Around the Nation: Western Australia; Recent Cases; Book Review; and Obituary.
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review includes the following articles: “Combatting serious tax non-compliance: Tax fraud and money laundering” – Celeste Black; “A proposed statutory remedial power for the Commissioner of Taxation: A Henry VIII Clause to benefit taxpayers?” – Nicole Wilson-Rogers; “Related schemes and section 974-80: a close reading of the Board of Taxation’s proposed amendments” – Antony Faisandier. There is also an Editorial; a Case Note, “Nell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia (2016) 90 ALJR 655;  HCA 21”, by Jared Clements; and an Obituary tribute to the late Vale Geoffrey Hart, written by Cynthia Coleman.