The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Conscience, Fair-Dealing and Commerce: Parliaments and the Courts” – Chief Justice James Allsop AO; and “The Decline and Fall of Australia’s Law Reform Institutions – And the Prospects of Revival” – Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Victoria; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following content: “Public Roads in Queensland: Where Statute and the Common Law Intersect – Part 1” – Chris Boge; and the following Sections: Commercial Law: “The Liability of an Insurer to Indemnify a Builder for Defective Workmanship: Bigby v Kondra  QSC 37” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “A Trip to the Beach: A Matter of Right or Trespass?” – Chris Boge; Criminal Law: “Murder by Negligence – a Hard Case Makes Bad Law?” – Andrew M West; Industrial Law: “Towards a Harmonised Approach to Penalties: Williamson v VH & MG Imports Pty Ltd (2017) 264 IR 103;  QDC 56” – Dr Kristy Richardson; and Book Reviews. There is also a Report on the the following case: Gabeen Services Pty Ltd v Neverfail Bottled Water Co Pty Ltd  QDC 212.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine include a Guest Editorial: “Where to Now for Reform of Global Health Governance?” – Professor Belinda Bennett; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Current Challenges for the Regulation of Chemical Restraint in Health Care Settings” – Bernadette McSherry and Juan José Tellez; Medical Issues: “Solitary Confinement: Going Down the Rabbit Hole” – Danny Sullivan and Adam Deacon; Complementary Health Issues: “The Need to Develop a Regulatory Body for the Practice of Al-Hijama” – John F Mayberry; and Medical Law Reporter: “Corporatisation of Community Pharmacy and the Constitutional Prohibition of Civil Conscription for Medical Service Providers” – Caitlin Yazidjoglou and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Parents’ Opposition to Potentially Life-saving Treatment for Minors: Learning from the Oshin Kiszko Litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Legal Vacuum Surrounding Access to Gene-based Research Materials and Data” – Jane Nielsen and Dianne Nico; “Disclosure of Individual Research Results and Incidental Findings in Biobank Research: Why We Need an Evidence-based Approach” – Jennifer Fleming, Margaret Otlowski, Cameron Stewart, Christine Critchley and Ian Kerridge; “Open Access DNA, RNA and Amino Acid Sequences: The Consequences and Solutions for the International Regulation of Access and Benefit Sharing” – Charles Lawson and Michelle Rourke; “Access to Experimental Treatments: Comparative Analysis of Three Special Access Regimes” – Barbara von Tigerstrom and Emily Harris; “Regulation of Non-consensual Genetic Testing in Australia: Use of Samples from Deceased Persons” – Rebekah E McWhirter and Margaret Otlowski; “Translating Knowledge from Research to Outcomes: Pharmacogenomics in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Some Legal Issues Regarding the Patenting of Human Genetic Materials” – Peter MacFarlane and Betty Kontoleon; “Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: The Problem with ‘Fast Cars'”– Jeanne Snelling, Nikki Kerruish and Jessie Lenagh-Glue; “Medical Abortion in Australia: What Are the Clinical and Legal Risks? Is Medical Abortion Over-regulated?” – Anne O’Rourke, Suzanne Belton and Ea Mulligan; “New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Decisions 2004-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Michael Ip and Kate Kersey; and “Cloak and Dagger? Statutory Privilege for Quality Activities in New Zealand” – Meenal Duggal. There is also a review of the book “Health Law in New Zealand” by Peter Skegg and Ron Paterson (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.