The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Court Fees and Access to Justice in Australia” – Jack Maxwell; “Minister for Home Affairs v Benbrika (2021) 95 ALJR 166;  HCA 4” – Sarah Murray and Tamara Tulich; “Legal Perspectives on Border Closures and Freedom of Movement in Australia’s COVID-19 Response” – Matthew Stubbs; the following Articles: “Legislative Amendment Directed towards a Particular Individual, Company and Dispute: The Separation of Powers and Other Constitutional Issues” – Anthony Gray; “The Duality of Jurisdictional Error: Central (to Justifying Entrenched Judicial Review of Executive Action) and Pivotal (to Review Doctrine)” – Emily Hammond; “The Systemic Nature of Convention and Its Implications for Judicial Enforcement” – Edward Willis; and Developments.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2020: Outcomes and Jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; “Suppression Orders in Criminal Trials: Still Necessary in the Digital Era” – Marco Lopresti and Andrew Burke; “A Case against Joint Criminal Enterprise: The Problem of Defences” – Thomas Poberezny-Lynch; “Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: A Case for Reform of Criminal Property Confiscation Legislation in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia” – Natalie Skead, Hilde Tubex, Sarah Murray and Tamara Tulich; and “Comparing Legal and Lay Assessments of Relevant Sentencing Factors for Sex Offences in Australia” – Kate Warner, Lorana Bartels, Karen Gelb, Julia Davis and Caroline Spiranovic. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “The Reality of Recidivism; the Illusion of Rehabilitation”.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Engineers: One Hundred Years Old And Still Going Strong: A Commentary” – The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM QC; “The Continued Legacy Of The Engineers Case: A Dynamic Approach To Federal Power” – Rosalind Dixon and Brendan Lim; “”Wait[ing] For The Heavens To Fall”: The Engineers Case And Intergovernmental Immunity” – Sarah Murray; “Money Had And Received – And Retained? The Role Of Retention At Notice For Personal Common Law Liability” – Eleanor Makeig; and “Justifying Trade Restrictions Under s 92 Of The Australian Constitution: A Comparative Law-Based Proposal For A Coherent Doctrine” – Csongor István Nagy. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Around the Nation: Northern Territory; Family Law; Class Actions; Statutory Interpretation; and Technology and the Law.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Single Joint Expert Witnesses” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Court Delay and Judicial Wellbeing: Lessons from Self-Determination Theory to Enhance Court Timeliness in Australia” – Sarah Murray, Ian Murray and Tamara Tulich; “A Tale of Two Courts” – Felicity Bell; and “Implications of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse for the Protection of Vulnerable Witnesses: Royal Commission Procedures and Introduction of Intermediaries and Ground Rules Hearings around Australia” – Anita Mackay and Jacqueline Giuffrida.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2019: Analysis and Jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “More Scope for Murder: Reckless Indifference in Queensland’s Criminal Code” – Joseph Lelliott, Andreas Schloenhardt, Lauren Causer and Madeleine Skeen; “Respects of Character” – Greg Taylor; “The Futility of a “Hug” from the Commonwealth: Property Restraining Orders and the Fight for Victim Compensation under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Legislation” – Natalie Skead, Sarah Murray and Tamara Tulich; and “Sentencing Developments in the United States in 2019: Shifting from the “Tough on Crime” Mantra to (Seriously) Contemplating the Abolition of Prisons” – Mirko Bagaric, Gabrielle Wolf and Daniel McCord. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Incarceration Trends over the Past Decade: The Need for More Effective Risk and Needs Assessments and Rehabilitative Measures”; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of PLR includes the following Comments: “Future challenges on the path to constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples” – Megan Davis; “Dedicated Indigenous representation in New Zealand’s Parliament” – Andrew Geddis; the following Speech: “The changing character of judicial review in Australia: The legacy of Marbury v Madison?” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; and the following articles: “The Constitution and its common law background” – Jeffrey Goldsworthy; and “Dual federal and State judicial appointments: An Australian impossibility?” – Sarah Murray. There is also a book review and a developments section.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2012 provides a great mix of articles and sections on a range of topics. An article by Arie Freiberg and Sarah Murray seeks to explain why sentencing laws are so difficult to invalidate under Ch III of the Commonwealth Constitution; Toby Nisbet examines the scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions; and Jane Sanders and Edward Elliott argue against the continues use of affray as a prosecutorial tool against otherwise minor antisocial behaviour. There is also a sentencing review (2011-2012) from Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases and a Phillips’ Brief. Not to be missed!