Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
With millions of Australians participating in them, and with the associations themselves numbering in the hundreds of thousands, unincorporated associations truly are social entities. They variously include sports clubs, charities, cultural and arts and environmental organisations, and churches. “The vast majority of Australians participate in unincorporated associations,” says Matthew Turnour in “Should Australians Have a ...more
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Proposed Changes to the Tendency Rule: A Note of Caution” – Jill Hunter and Richard I Kemp; and “Can Sentencing Be Enhanced by the Use of Artificial Intelligence?” – Dr Nigel Stobbs, Dan Hunter and Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Abolishing the Crime that is the Incarceration of White-Collar Offenders” by Professor Mirko Bagaric; Contemporary Comment: “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” – Michael Heath; Case and Comment: “Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd  UKSC 67: Test for Dishonesty in the United Kingdom Brought into Line with Australian Common Law” – David Lusty, “Gant v The Queen  VSCA 104, Gant v The Queen  VSCA 340, McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1729: Criminal Law and Art Fraud” – Dr Chris Davies; Phillips’ Brief: “The Third Degree” – Mark Finnane; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
[Editor’s Note: Since publication of this article, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) has been given Crown assent, making it Commonwealth Act No 17 of 2017.] The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies ...more
The latest Part of the Public Law Review publishes three Comments and three Articles of interest to readers. The first Comment is by Gabrielle Appleby and Matthew Stubbs who look at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The second Comment comes from Shubhankar Dam and focuses on Tan Eng Hong v Attorney-General in Singapore. The final Comment is by Vergil Narokobi who looks at Parliament testing the supremacy of the Constitution in PNG. In the first article, Justin Gleeson SC asks what is left of Cole v Whitfield. The second article is by Dean R Knight and considers the amenability of private incorporated bodies to judicial review in New Zealand. The final article comes from Fiona Wheeler and looks at extra-judicial activity by High Court justices. There is also a Developments section.