The Winter 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Who has custody of a police officer’s goatee?” – Catherine Bembrick; “Elder abuse – an issue for employers?” – Rick Manuel; “Allegations and consequences: How should an employer respond to an employee’s misconduct?” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; “Recent privacy considerations arising in the workplace – social media and limitations on collection and use by employers of employee-generated content” – Elizabeth Raper and Philippa Munton; Focus on South Australia: “Developments in reasonable notice and unfair dismissals” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Victoria: “Corporate accessorial liability” – Steven Moore; Interview: “Richard Kenzie: Without fear or favour – industrial relations the Kenzie way” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Tattsbet Ltd v Morrow: Employee or contractor?” – Andrew Denton; “Additional comments on “workplace rights”” – Victoria Lambropoulos; Work health and safety: “Drug testing in the workplace – does a worker’s “right” to privacy restrict an employer’s ability to effectively minimise work health and safety risks?” – Michael Tooma and Niaz Payne; Book Review, The Last Word, Diary and Artworks.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following material: “Uncovering the roots of Australia’s misuse of market power provision: Is it time to reconsider?” – Katharine Kemp; “Corporate whistleblowing: Public lessons for private disclosure” – Sulette Lombard and Vivienne Brand; ““Flogging a dead horse”: Artificial insemination, breeding standards and antitrust” – Shirley Quo; “Should the practical benefit principle extend to contract formation?” – Mark Giancaspro; Consumer Dealings: “Inquiry into Micro-economic reform in Western Australia” – Chris Field and Tracey Atkins; Privacy: “A seed on barren ground? the ALRC’s recommendation for a statutory privacy tort” – Normann Witzleb; and book reviews of “The Construction and Performance of Commercial Contracts” by S A Christensen and W D Duncan and “The Law of Affıdavits” by John Levingston (both reviewed by Peter Lithgow).
The latest part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal publishes four interesting articles on a range of topics. The first article is by Ann L Monotti and examines the scope and meaning of the statutory tort for infringement of a patent by authorisation. The second article comes from Ella O’Sullivan who considers the current European and Australian positions regarding the patentability of human embryonic stem cells. The third article is by Belinda Huang who critically examines why Parliament failed to introduce an ethical exclusion against patentability in recent legislative changes. The final article comes from Dan Jerker B Svantesson and seeks to highlight how privacy is affected by, and affects, the application of copyright law in the context of online copyright piracy.
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 issue of the Tort Law Review includes articles on medical liability laws in China, the doctrine of loss of chance and its history in Australia and the United Kingdom, material contribution to risk in the Canadian law of causation and European approaches to causation and the central role which judicial policy plays in resolving both legal causation and intervening causation issues.
Is the accessibility of information on the WWW disrupting the foundation and rationale of the patent system of disclosure in exchange for grant of a patent?
By Eliza Jane Saunders. This article considers the reliability of information sourced through the internet and looks at how some of the major patent offices around the world use information disclosed on the World Wide Web (WWW) as a source of prior art information in the examination of patent applications.