Senator the Hon George Brandis QC
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains speeches presented at the ALJ’s 90th Anniversary celebrations in the Banco Court of the NSW Supreme Court; a welcome to the co-editors of the “Conveyancing and Property Section” upon the retirement of Emeritus Professor Peter Butt; and a look back at the beginnings of the Journal, as covered by the press and media outlets of the day, in a fascinating piece by the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett. This Part contains the following articles: “The in personam exception to Torrens indefeasibility” – Hon William Gummow AC; “Artificial Intelligence in the courts, legal academia and legal practice” – Lyria Bennett Moses; “Taking advantage of advances in technology to enhance the rule of law” – Robert Size. It also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letters to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; Recent Cases; Book Reviews and Obituary.
The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) first rolled off the presses 90 years ago in May 1927. To mark this milestone, Thomson Reuters hosted a special 90th Anniversary celebration in the Banco Court of NSW, joined by luminaries such as Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and former ALJ General Editor the Hon Peter Young AO, with a timely ALJ 90th special edition focusing on the theme of Indigenous Australians and the Law, curated by Guest Editor Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Restitution: Some Historical Remarks” – by Chief Justice Allsop (based on Forbes Society Lecture); and “A Legal and Historical Overview of the Land Borders of the Australian States” – Professor Gerard Carney. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues (with Guest Contributions by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Professor Greg Reinhardt); Conveyancing and Property; Admiralty and Maritime; Personalia; Recent Cases (Alqudsi v The Queen, Nicholson Street Pty Ltd v Letten, Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd); and a Book Review.