The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Judicial review of security of payment adjudications: Key doctrinal uncertainties and proposals for reform” – Philip Marquet; and Reports for the following cases: McNab Developments (Qld) Pty Ltd v MAK Construction Services Pty Ltd (2013 and 2014) and Gwelo Developments Pty Ltd v Brierty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The payment of dividends: Legal confusion, complexities and the need for comprehensive reform in Australia” – Stephen Alevras and Jean du Plessis; “The financial literacy of young Australians: An empirical study and implications for consumer protection and ASIC’s National Financial Literacy Strategy” – Paul Ali, Malcolm Anderson, Cosima McRae and Ian Ramsay; and “The possession and materiality of information in insider trading cases” – Juliette Overland. There is also a Directors’ Duties section: “Directors’ fiduciary duties in the Western Australia Supreme Court – again” – Rosemary Teele Langford.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Parole and parole authorities in Australia: A system in crisis?” – Lorana Bartels; “Naming young offenders: Implications of research for reform” – Jodie O’Leary; and “Sentencing review 2012-2013” – Kate Warner. There is also a Case and Comment section and a Digest of Recent Criminal Law Cases.
The Winter 2013 issue of Workplace Review publishes articles on social media risks for employers, unlawful termination provisions in the Fair Work Act, responsible advocacy in the Fair Work Commission and the need for democratic reform of trade unions in Australia. Also in this issue is an interview of Janet Albrechtsen, a review of the book “Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott”, a Vale of Charles Copeman AM, as well as the Diary, The Last Word and Focus On: SA.
The latest Part of JLM is full of interesting articles and sections, including “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the law in Australia: The need for awareness and concern to translate into urgent action” – Ian Freckelton SC; “A right to refuse: Legal aspects of dealing with intoxicated patients who refuse treatment” – Lisa Butson, Mandy Shircore and Ben Butson; “Property rights in human gametes in Australia” – Vanessa White; “Back to the future: Prohibiting surrogacy for singles, same-sex and shorter-term heterosexual couples in Queensland” – Malcolm K Smith, Lindy Willmott, Pip Trowse and Ben White; “Cain v Australian Red Cross Society: The case for universal blood donation reform” – Rodney Croome and Benedict Bartl; “Criminal responsibility for the non-disclosure of HIV-positive status before sexual activity” – Joanna Manning; “‘Forced sterilisation’: Clarifying and challenging intuitions and models” – Malcolm Parker, plus much more!
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal publishes three interesting articles on a range of subjects. The first article places the Ripoll Committee’s recommendation for a statutory fiduciary duty for financial services licensees in the broader context of regulatory responses to financial adviser conflicts of interest. The second article analyses the future of financial advice reforms and argues that the broader implications of these proposals need to be examined. The final article considers the implications of the United Kingdom Supreme Court decision in Belmont Park Investments Pty Ltd v BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd  1 AC 383 for Australian law.
The February 2012 issue of the Australian Tax Review includes three interesting articles covering different aspects of taxation law in Australia. The first article is by Chris Ohms and Karin Olesen and compares four Commonwealth jurisdictions in their handling of Interest payable on borrowed funds or on amounts owing. The second article comes from Sally Joseph and discusses the accessibility and application of the environmental protection provisions that provide a deduction for expenditure. The final article, by Hung Chu and Wayne Lonergan, discusses the valuation treatment of accommodation bonds and the confusion arising as a result.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal contains several interesting articles covering a wide range of topics including a proposed redesign of local government based on an outcome, services and regulatory division of functions and organisation, consultation requirements under New Zealand’s Local Government Act 2002, climate change adaptation risk management in local government, development in New South Wales, Queensland floodplain guidelines and managing invasive species.
The final Part for Volume 39 of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on increased private enforcement of cartel laws in Australia, deductibility of interest and the evolution of Australia’s harmonised OHS laws. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and a Banking and Finance section.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains several articles on a range of interesting topics, including the effectiveness of telecommunications access regulation, regulation of anticompetitive “understandings” and price signalling in Australia, consumer guarantees and extended warranties, and the nature and extent of risks faced by the not-for-profit sector. There are also two sections notes in “Contracts and Restitution” and “Competition Law and Market Regulation”.