The latest Part of the Tort Law Review includes the following articles: “Questioning the Social Utility of Social Utility in the Australian Civil Liability Legislation” – Leigh Smith and Vernon Nase; “Back to Basics? Recent Developments in Vicarious Liability in the UK Supreme Court” – Aaron Yoong and Sui Yi Siong; and “Creating Coherency in Conversion of (In)tangible Property in New Zealand” – Jessica C Lai. Also in this Part is a Book Review: “Unexpected Consequences of Compensation Law”, edited by Prue Vines and Arno Akkermans – Reviewed by Dr Tina Popa.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Seriously Considering ‘Seriously Considered Dicta’: Precedent after Farah Constructions” – Bernice Chen; and “Leadership Spill Rules from the Constitutional Perspective” – Greg Taylor. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues: “Options for the Voice to Parliament Released”; “From ‘young’ to ‘one’ by Proclamation”; “Constitutional Unwritten ‘norms’ in the United States”; “Courtroom Drama in England”; and “The Curated Page”; Conveyancing and Property: “Ben-Pelech v Royle: Adverse Possession Alive and Well in Western Australia”; Admiralty and Maritime: “‘World in a Box’ What Legal Issues Might Yet Need to Be Resolved and by What Mechanism?”; Equity and Trusts: “When Is an Express Trust Not a ‘Trust’?”; Family Law: “Pell v The Queen, Unacceptable Risk and Relevant Findings as to the Risk of Harm”; Recent Cases: “Negligence – Public Authorities – Costs – Plaintiff Succeeded against Council and Trust but Failed against State and Grandparents – Trial Judge Declined to Make Bullock or Sanderson Order – Whether Error in Failing to Find That Council Caused Plaintiff to Join Other Parties – Non-acceptance of Calderbank Letter – Whether Trial Judge Erred in Making Partial Indemnity Costs Order”; and Book Reviews: “Church, State and Family: Reconciling Traditional Teachings and Modern Liberties”, by John Witte; “Victor Windeyer’s Legacy – Legal and Military Papers”, edited by Bruce M Debelle AO QC; “Interpreting Executive Power”, by Janina Boughey and Lisa Burton Crawford (eds); “The Foundations and Future of Public Law”, by Elizabeth Fisher, Jeff King and Alison L Young (eds); “Statutory Interpretation in Private Law”, by Prue Vines and M Scott Donald (eds); “Rectification of Documents”, by John Tarrant; and “Lord Devlin”, by Justice John Sackar.
The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft. This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.