The Australian Law Journal has been recording and analysing legal developments since it started publishing in 1927. We’ve had a look through the online backset on Westlaw AU to find some highlights. In 1928, The Australian Law Journal was still in its first year of publication, and NSW debated whether police should able ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material. It includes articles on the legal status of bodies, the regulation of the use of human bodily material, definitions of “property” offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton, non-consensual genetic testing in Australia, biobanking of blood and bone marrow, property rights in recyclable artificial implants such as pacemakers, extra-bodily DNA sampling by the police, patent term extension schemes, travel for euthanasia or assisted suicide, the regulation of impaired doctors, plus much more.
REMOVING THE RIGHT TO SILENCE IN THE POLICE STATION by Stephen Odgers In December 2012, the New South Wales government introduced the Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012 (NSW) into Parliament. Modelled on legislation in the United Kingdom, it significantly qualified the “right to silence” of a person accused of a criminal offence. The ...more
The first Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer provides an interesting array of articles and sections focused on Queensland. Dan Rogers looks closely at Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (Qld), Isaac Frawley Buckley considers pre-trial publicity and the protection of impartiality in the criminal justice system, Nicky Jones reviews legal professional practice legislation, case law and policy regarding what constitutes legal work and who is entitled to carry it out, Tina Cockburn and Barbara Hamilton examine potential succession law issues as a result of assisted suicide, and Andreas Schloenhardt and Thomas Cottrell examine the evolution, application, and role of s 280 of the Criminal Code (Qld). These sections are Criminal Law, Industrial Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Book Reviews and Reports.