The last Part of Volume 3 of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Re-assessment of QCAT’S hybrid hearing and arb-med-arb under s 27D of the Commercial Arbitration Act” – Bobette Wolski; and “Awarding security for costs: Is an indemnity in a defendant’s favour relevant?” – Petria Comino. Also in this Part are case notes for the following case: Brookfield Multiplex v Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 (2014) 88 ALJR 911; Murray v Wishart  NZCA 461; and Pioneer Energy Holdings v Seth  NSWSC 492.
The latest Part of JJA publishes the following articles: “Transforming governance and technology in civil and administrative justice” – David Tait and Terry Carney; “Are retributive aims achievable in a restorative justice setting?” – Tony Foley; “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children: Implications for judicial administration” – Samantha Parkinson and Sara McLean; “Child protection law and practice in the Northern Territory and implications for the court” – Hilary Hannam; and “QCAT’s hybrid hearing: The best of both worlds or compromised mediation?” – Bobette Wolski.
The last Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three interesting articles on various aspects of law. The first article comes from David Caruso discusses proposed reforms for the cross-examination of child witnesses and the reception and treatment of their evidence. The second article is by Kathy Douglas and discusses the views of mediators about models of tribunal practice and the degree to which mediators improvise around a model. The final article, by Andrea de Smidt and Kate Dodgson, looks at the approach to legal practice taken by the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House to achieve the best outcomes for clients with the minimum of resources.