The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Criminalising Fictional Child Abuse Material: Where Do We Draw the Line?” – Hadeel Al-Alosi; “A ‘Defence’ of Pure Fantasy in Cases of Procuring or Grooming a Child for Sexual Activity?” – Timothy Matthews; “The Socio-demographic, Psychiatric and Criminological Characteristics of People Found Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Impairment in Victoria” – Janet Ruffles; and “Retaining and Expanding Breach of Peace” – Brendon Murphy. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Effectiveness and Proportionality in Australia’s Custodial Punishment” by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following articles: “Federal court practice and changes in discovery” – Hon Justice Bruce Lander; “Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth), s 79 – State law in federal jurisdiction” – Judge DJ McGill SC; “On proprietary trespass: The availability and application of hypothetical bargain damages” – Brian Mason; “Proportionality: A cultural revolution” – Trevor CW Farrow; and “The Czech Arbitration Court: Online forms of dispute resolution” – Tereza Bartoskova. There is also a Comments section discussing indefeasibility of title, private nuisance and unincorporated associations. Finally there is a review of Class Actions in Australia by Damian Grave, Ken Adams and Jason Betts. Not to be missed!
The June 2012 issue of the Public Law Review publishes an edited version of the 2011 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture given by The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC entitled “Proportionality: A rule of reason” as well as three interesting articles: “Jurisdictional error after Kirk: Has it a future?” by The Hon Justice John Basten; “Judicial review of the administration of parliamentary elections” by Graeme Orr and “An obituary for s 25 of the Constitution” by Anne Twomey. There is also a “Comments” and “Developments” section.